Adding Media to Groove Music and Movies and TV Apps

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  1. Posts : 12
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    Adding Media to Groove Music and Movies and TV Apps


    I have all my media, music and movies sitting on a ReadyNAS 516 and have the shares mapped to Win 10 just fine. I can access all my media from the OS and other applications just fine. The issue is when I add "where to look" from both Groove Music and Movies and TV app, they never pick up my media and add to the available media for playback.

    Very frustrating, any suggestions?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #2

    it wont work, unfortunately

    the shares need to be on a windows based machine for these apps to use the media

    this is an old link for windows 8, but its the same for 10
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-812c70339ef6
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Are you kidding me? Why in the world would MS code a media app that can't access media from network locations?


    paulsalter said:
    it wont work, unfortunately

    the shares need to be on a windows based machine for these apps to use the media

    this is an old link for windows 8, but its the same for 10
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-812c70339ef6
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  4. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #4

    That I don't know, if the network location is an MS machine it will work, if not it wont

    Its been the same since 8 came out

    best bet is use the Feedback app and look for others that have asked for it, and say I want this also
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  5. Posts : 354
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    guyp2k said:
    Are you kidding me? Why in the world would MS code a media app that can't access media from network locations?
    It should work. I just added my synology and it began to index 'em and the albums showed up.

    Adding Media to Groove Music and Movies and TV Apps-groove.jpg

    Not impressed tho', seems very basic and slow although I do have 100+ GB on the NAS.

    I reinstalled Kodi and the difference was like night and day. http://kodi.tv/
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    Torquemada said:
    It should work. I just added my synology and it began to index 'em and the albums showed up.

    Adding Media to Groove Music and Movies and TV Apps-groove.jpg

    Not impressed tho', seems very basic and slow although I do have 100+ GB on the NAS.

    I reinstalled Kodi and the difference was like night and day. http://kodi.tv/
    are they still there after you restart the app/your machine?
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  7. Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux
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    I'll let you know Paul , its still chugging 'em down. If it doesn't save 'em it's bloody awful on Microsofts part. Kodi is 100 times the app this Groove thing is. Off shopping, I'll report back.
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  8. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Torquemada said:
    I'll let you know Paul , its still chugging 'em down. If it doesn't save 'em it's bloody awful on Microsofts part. Kodi is 100 times the app this Groove thing is. Off shopping, I'll report back.
    Maybe it is the way I have my media mapped...for examp \\ip_address\media\music and then \\ip_address\media\movies.

    I will test with just \\name\media\music and report back...
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  9. Posts : 23,195
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    Torquemada said:
    I'll let you know Paul , its still chugging 'em down. If it doesn't save 'em it's bloody awful on Microsofts part. Kodi is 100 times the app this Groove thing is. Off shopping, I'll report back.
    from what I have read, this is where it goes wrong
    windows cannot index a non ms share, so it looks ok to start with, but then you end up with nothing

    look forward to your result, I would like to be proved wrong :)
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  10. Posts : 12
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    Thread Starter
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    paulsalter said:
    from what I have read, this is where it goes wrong
    windows cannot index a non ms share, so it looks ok to start with, but then you end up with nothing

    look forward to your result, I would like to be proved wrong :)
    Not the end of the world, thank god for Plex, JRiver Media Center, and KODI.
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