Let me start out telling you what this is about.
I have Three WDTV Live units and a Domain setup that has a 1.5 gb HDD that has hit capacity. Since its at capacity I went full gusto and I bought a Synology DS413. I created a raid 5 on a 4 drive 3 GB drive setup and I ended up with a little over 8TB (was at 2TB and litearlly chocking for space before)
Here is how I had it prior.
A Single My Media link on the WD TV Live to the Media folder on the server.
Media\My Movies Folder\movies and folders under this
Media\Wifes Movies Folder\movies and folders under this
Media\Kids Movies Folder\movies and folders under this
Media\Family Pictures Folder\Seperated by year and then month
Media\My Music Folder\music and folders under this
Media\Wifes Music Folder\music and folders under this
Media\Kids Music Folder\music and folders under this
Media\TV Shows Folder\Listed by show and then sufolders under this.
Here is where I had some cons. -
- Slideshows also showed me music album art if i started it from the Media root.
2) If I lost the link and something messed up in the My Media library on the WDTV Live and i had to redo the link it would have to rescan EVERYTHIGN taking hours.
- I notice the icons and descriptions have a good 30 second or so lag the more I add to the library.
What I want to know if f there is any easy way to set up the My Media Library wit this new one that would be better than how I had it before.
DS413 does have an option to setup a DLNA server and has a built in Photo/Video/Music folder.
So I guess I am asking if I setup DLNA on my DS4123 And I then setup
Video\My Movies Folder
VideoMedia\Wifes Movies Folder
Video\Kids Movies Folder
Photo\Family Pictures Folder\Seperated by year and then month
Music\My Music Folder
Music\Wifes Music Folder
Music\Kids Music Folder
Video\TV Shows Folder
And then I set up 3 links ot the My Media Libary being DS413\Photo,DS413\Music,DS413\Video
Would this be the best setup to get rid of the cons of 1 and 2 on my cons list. Also does anyone know how to deal with 3 on the cons list?
Another question I have is the My Media Library absolutely required to have the icon view with the description of the videos? This part is the view I love the most but since the My Medial Library seems to flake out on me once every few weeks and I have to delete all the .wd_tv folders and rebuild the whole thing it becomes repetivtive.
Just wanted to find out some general answers to how to best setup this thing as its building the raid array and doing the consistancy check.