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The player allows to connect network drives via SMB and NFS protocols. It is possible to connect any number of network drives. Each connected network drive is represented in the Main screen (root folder of the file browser) as a folder, called "network folder".

Configuring New Network Folder

To manually configure a new network folder (i.e. to connect a network drive to the player):

  1. Enter the Main screen (root folder of the file browser).

  2. Execute the "New Network Folder" action in the context menu.

  3. In the appearing window, assign network folder parameters.

  4. Set the "name" field to any name which you like. This name will be shown as a folder name in the file browser.

  5. Set the "type" field to SMB or NFS, depending on which protocol does your network drive support.

    • If you want to connect to a Windows PC and you are not familiar with the NFS protocol, the easiest way would be using SMB - in this case you won't need to install additional software on a PC; the built-in Windows software would be enough (for Windows 2000, XP and Vista).
    • If you want to connect to a NAS (Network-Attached Storage), and your NAS supports NFS, it is recommended to use the NFS protocol (for better performance).
    • Windows typically does not have a built-in software which implements the NFS protocol. If you want to use NFS for accessing files on a Windows PC, you may need to install and configure some thirdparty NFS server software (such as HaneWin NFS Server).
  6. Enter settings specific to SMB or NFS protocol (see below).

  7. Press the "OK" button on the screen. The Main screen (the root folder of the file browser) will show the new network folder.

  8. Navigate into the configured network folder to browse the contents of the network drive. If an attempt to open a network folder fails with the "Cannot access network folder" message, please refer to the "Troubleshooting" section of this manual.

Connecting Network Folder Using SMB Protocol

In the "New Netowk Folder" dialog, perform the following steps:

  1. Set the "Server" field to the server IP address. E.g. "10.0.0.2".

    • When connecting to a Windows PC, the required IP address can be found in the network connection properties on a Windows PC.
  2. Set the "Folder" field to the name of a shared folder (having proper access rights) on an SMB server. E.g. "VIDEO".

    • When connecting to a Windows PC, the name of the shared folder can be found in the properties of a folder on a Windows PC.
    • The name of a shared folder which is exposed to the network (so-called network name) may differ from its name on a hard drive; you should use the network name. If the SMB server requires user name and password, specify those values in respective fields (in most cases those are not required).

Connecting Network Folder Using NFS Protocol

In the "New Netowk Folder" dialog, perform the following steps:

  1. Set the "Server" field to the IP address of an NFS server. E.g. "10.0.0.2".

    • When connecting to a Windows PC, the required IP address can be found in the network connection properties on a Windows PC.
  2. Set the "Folder" field to the full folder path on an NFS server. E.g. "/data/video".

    • The folder path should begin with "/".
    • Path details are determined by the particular NFS server and its settings.

Using Network Browser

To browse the list of network resources accessible via SMB or UPnP protocols, use "Network Browser" item on the main screen of the player menu.

NOTE: If some network resources are not shown by the player, you may need to wait some minutes and then retry (or press the "MENU" RC button and choose "Refresh" command).

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