How to list network hard drives on VLC streamer?

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How to list network hard drives on VLC streamer?

Postby picunk » November 21st, 2011, 5:07 pm

Hi,

I have an external hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme router. This is shared by all my home devices without any problem.

However, on my VLC Streamer app for iPhone or iPad I can only see my iMAC (having the VLC Streamer app working) but I am unable to see the external hard drive which is normally on the "Shared" section on my iMac.

Is there a way to list external hard drives not connected directly to your computer but in the network?

Many thanks
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Re: How to list network hard drives on VLC streamer?

Postby Jothay » November 24th, 2011, 6:27 pm

I am uncertain as to the terminology for Macs, but in Windows I would tell you to map the network drive to your system to a letter like "M". With it mapped, it will show up tin the drive list just like any other local hard drive in the system.
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Re: How to list network hard drives on VLC streamer?

Postby paulweezy » November 25th, 2011, 8:05 am

open up a finder window

click on the go button

click on "go to folder"

type in:

/Volumes

now press enter. you should see all the network drivers you are connected to.
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Re: How to list network hard drives on VLC streamer?

Postby confusedvorlon » November 25th, 2011, 2:25 pm

mac is pretty unhelpful here in terms of actually mounting the external drives.

I asked at the last mac dev conference if there was a way to get a list of the drives that you see in the finder, but the experts couldn't think of one.

this means you need to mount the drive yourself. You can do this by manually browsing it.

at that point, it will show in /volumes, and VLC Streamer will list it as a known drive.

it isn't ideal - but I don't know a better way...
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