The eighth tab under the Settings menu allows the user to browse NAS Servers and view a list of connected NAS devices.
Browse NAS Server
NAS devices can be used with Aurender music servers and the Aurender Conductor iPad application. However, search and sorting of songs on the NAS are not possible. For personal computers with Windows operating systems, Password Protected Sharing must be disabled and the folders need to be shared, in order for the folders to appear on the Aurender iPad application.
To disable Password Protected Sharing, go to the Network and Sharing Center and turn off "Password Protected Sharing". To share folders, right-click the folder, and select Properties. Click the Share tab and click Share. The shared folder should appear on the Shared Folder list under NAS Server >> Browse NAS Servers >> Select NAS Server >> Shared Folders.
If the NAS does not appear on the list or if there is a problem accessing the NAS, add the NAS manually. To manually add a NAS device, please do as follows:
1. Open the Aurender iPad application. Go to Settings and press "NAS Server". 2. Tap "Browse NAS Server", then press the Add Manually button. 3. Another window will appear asking for the IP address, Username and Password. Enter these and press Connect.
The NAS Server will be added to the NAS Server list. (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above)
NAS contents will appear in the NAS folder under Folder in the top row category buttons. Please note that songs in the NAS server will not be listed in search and meta-tag based menus (ie. Song, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Conductor). Metadata information will be displayed in the song information window when the song is played.
If you want to see metadata contents such as album cover art, artist names, etc., or in other words, you wish the NAS contents to appear as contents located on the internal storage of the Aurender, then you will also need to run Aurender Media Manager on a PC or Mac to scan the NAS shared folder.
To disconnect a NAS device, go to Settings -> NAS Server. The connected NAS will be listed under "Connected NAS Server List". Swipe the name of the NAS to the left and a red "Delete" button will appear. To delete the NAS, tap the "Delete" button.
Note: After deleting the NAS device, the connection may still exist in certain cases, such as if a song from the deleted NAS server is currently playing. In these cases, the NAS will be disconnected after Aurender is turned off or rebooted.
For those using Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advance Sharing Settings and check the box for "Turn off password protected sharing".