Subsonic_Synology Subsonic setup to run on Synology NAS This is tested on the Synology DS1815+ but should work on most modern synology devices. This uses the Subsonic 5.2.1 standalone package with some modifications to the subsonic.sh script, the addition of a start/stop/status script to control the server and the addition of some default directories for music / playlists / podcasts so that subsonic doesn’t try to access areas that don’t exist by default. The instructions below explain where to put everyt
You would like to play the music on your NAS (e.g. a Synology) …from a web interface? …from your mobile phone?
If you would like to have Subsonic working with your Synology NAS, you have the (obvious) choice of installing a Synology package from CPHub. Unfortunately the Subsonic version of this package is rather ancient.
That is why I used the code from ghhenry22 (see source link) to install Subsonic “manually” on the NAS. SSH and some terminal knowledge is needed. After that, it runs nice and easy as service and is (re)started automatically.
You can access the server via browser (on port 8082) or mobile app after that.
Where it gets really interesting is when Subsonic is combined with a Sonos installation as described here. It is an ideal partner, because it breaks the 65000 songs limit Sonos has when used with normal SMB shares. The Subsonic server registers itself as “online service” and therefore can present as many songs as there are in the library – even if there are way more than 65000 songs.
Subsonic is basically free. To be able to use that nifty Sonos trick however, it is necessary to get a Subsonic Premium subscription for 1$/month or 12$/year, which is really not much.
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Sonos is a great multi-room service with great speakers and your smartphone / tablet as controller. You can add several online services like Spotify and others to your account.
If you can’t find a service in your list, try setting another country on your Sonos account settings. Restart your controller and you should find the list of services of that country (e.g. Pandora, Songza and others for the USA).
If that service is geo-locked, you still need a way to get around that. I have configured the DNS based service Unblock-US with my router. How you do that with yours, is described here. All attached devices will have access e.g. to US or UK services. As positive side effect, you can have Netflix, even if it is not yet available in your country. I like it most for Pandora.
I have a long personal history with jailbreaking my iOS devices…
I had / have them all:
iPad (64 GB WiFi)
iPad 2 (64 GB WiFi)
iPad 3 (64 GB WiFi/3G)
And I have started jailbreaking them as early as firmwares 1.xx .
It can be sometimes dangerous and cumbersome to jailbreak, but several Cydia apps are definitely worth the hassle. In this post I will try to keep a list of trusted and working Cydia apps. I will try to add a small description, if the function is not obvious.
As you might have seen in my other post about the movie “Inception”, there are many different approaches to that film, when it comes to comprehend what really happened. A new approach shows the different dream layers all at the same time:
On this page, you can enjoy a gorgeous virtual round trip of London. Many great sightseeing points can be viewed with a unprecidented level of detail – all in one photo. There are certain “landmark points”, as well as a virtual tour.
The panoramic view was stiched together from 8000 photos and is 400.000 x 200.000 pixels in sizes. Try that with your usual digital camera!
A personal tip: also try to look down, more or less where you stand and you can see Londoners in their daily life:
It is quite easy to install one of the more modern Windows variants using a USB stick. You simply have to execute the following steps, using a USB stick of 4 GB or more.
1. Make the stick bootable
from a DOS prompt execute: diskpart list disk select disk 1 (assuming disk 1 was your thumb drive in the above list disk command) clean create partition primary select partition 1 active format fs=fat32 assign exit
Now the stick is bootable.
2. Windows files
Copy the contents of your Windows image or DVD to the base level of the stick.
Make sure that in your BIOS boot options, you have selected USB as primary boot option.
You will notice a significant boost in installation speed!! 🙂