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Products => Storage => : elz64 December 02, 2008, 12:26:07 PM

: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 02, 2008, 12:26:07 PM



I just setup a linkstation Mini.


I wasn't able to use the agent that never see any Nas on the lan. Stange because afaik, there's no more Firewall on the pc...


Anyway, the web mode is ok and i use it fine, add some permanent attachement thru smb, etc  untill I tried to plays 'media server' to get music files on my PS3.


The Nas is seen,  but it display no files.


I copy a lot of folders and various music files (mp3, wma and wav) into the Nas /share folder under a subfolder /music I created


The ps3 display all sub folders (mostly folders are artists's name) but there's nothing to play,  no files are listed.


Any clue ?


Thank you

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Ferret December 04, 2008, 10:21:55 PM

UPDATE:  I'm a n00b, was trying to play MP3s from within the Video tab on the PS3.  Switched to MP3, tried one or two times, then the file played just fine...occasional "file type not supported" error even though trying again would work.  Meh...can only get better from here I would suppose.  :-)


I have the same problem.


My PS3 recognizes my Link Station Mini, and it displays all of the subfolders within the music folder that I created as a shared folder on the LS Mini, but there are "no titles" or playable files within these folders.  Browing from a PC, however, MP3s are stored in all of these folders and play perfectly over the network.


Is there something that can be changes in the PS3 or on the LS Mini to allow for the MP3 files within each of the subfolders to be seen/played?


Thanks!  :-)

Message Edited by Ferret on 12-04-2008 10:26 PM
Message Edited by Ferret on 12-04-2008 10:26 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 05, 2008, 09:36:16 AM




Hellooooo  .. anybody from Buffalo around here ???????


I thought it was a technical support forum led by the manufacturor of a product I bought ..


strange isnt'it ?


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: thedealman December 05, 2008, 03:53:30 PM
   When is the firmware update coming ??????????
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 05, 2008, 04:37:58 PM
Buffalo is currently working on firmware, I will try to find a release date and post on this thread
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 06, 2008, 03:14:14 AM

Does it mean the firmware will solve the issue -

you still did not reply


thank you

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 06, 2008, 01:33:43 PM
Buffalo is working on a firmware that will resovle the PS3 issues.  At this time I do not have a release date.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: me713 December 08, 2008, 06:46:35 PM
   I have a PS3 with a LinkStation Live 500GB and have the same issues as the others ... Please fix this since this is the reason that I bought the NAS!
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 12, 2008, 03:12:08 PM

I have a ps3 and have the same problem with my linkstation live its been going on for months i now turned off my drive as it hold no use 

do we know why the fix is taking so long, no one seems to want to support dlna?

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: edd December 12, 2008, 05:04:18 PM

There was another thread on this exact issue whcih has been temporarily removed by the moderator, pending a response from "corporate".


I have also contacted the DLNA association and they report that this is a known incompatibility that is under investigation.  I asked why these devices are being listed on their site as compatible when they clearly are not compatible. In the removed thread I had postulated that if the incompatibility is on the BUFFALO side, then they should not be advertising their products as compatible with all DLNA-certified devices.


Rumor has it that a firmware is in the works that will fix this issue, but it has been over a year since the last firmware....  Here is hoping for a reasonable response from corporate to this issue which, likely, will only get more press until resolved.


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 13, 2008, 05:37:54 AM

Thanks for the info, I have had mine for over a year and indeed looked into the dlna compat between all of it, I purchased a home plug and a switch to help keep the nas separate and out the way, spent hours trying to get it working one day it would find 25 of the thousands of mp3 then it won't find any, now it doesn't find any file, photo, mp3 vid nothing at all. to say in invested a lot of time and money would be an understatement. Where I work we sell these units and I have had some direct link with Buffalo, but even with this no resolve.


I can't get a refund but I know of other devices that do work, but am stuck with the linkstation live.


I do think the unit itself is good and every part of it works well until you come to ps3.


If it's run via a pc it works well, but then what is the point of the nas, and the network traffic is silly. Pulling info from the nas to a pc then to the ps3.


I do hope for some good outcome in the not so distant future.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 13, 2008, 09:55:38 AM

edd wrote:

There was another thread on this exact issue whcih has been temporarily removed by the moderator, pending a response from "corporate".



This is interresting. You'll probaly be 'happy' to know I bought it 2 weeks ago (when I initiated this thread) when this product line was just being released in France. The dlna marketing is going on here (Tv, external HD and many other homme devices for Xmas...), believe me.


So are not we far from somekind of 'swindle' ?  The use of official label is not regulated in U.S ??

hmmm... smell bad.

I did not bought the link station mini especially for dlna anyway, but taking in account the poor software bundle (memobackup DEMO 30days) and now the pseudo dlna compatibilty, this was maybe not the best buy I was expected..




Message Edited by elz64 on 12-15-2008 05:27 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 13, 2008, 10:52:32 AM
The Memeo 30 day trial comes with a key to enable the software.  The exe file is a trial but again use the key to unlock the 30 day trial.  If you did not get a key please contact info@buffalotech.com
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Nukeman10 December 14, 2008, 03:04:24 AM
   I also purchased my Linkstation Live for DLNA support to my PS3. Says it right there on the box, "Stream Your Music, Photos and Movies to ANY DLNA CERTIFIED Media Player". Just checked the DLNA site and the PS3 is certified. So what's the deal???

I'd consider the fact that DLNA doesn’t work properly to be fraud with how long this is taking to fix. A year since the last FW? I work for an NAS appliance vendor and it doesn't take this long to get FW fixes out. We don't need Buffalo to reinvent the wheel here, just fix the darn DLNA support, and maybe some of those other untested foul-ups. It should NOT be advertised in any way if it does not work. Mine hasn't worked since I bought it. I am running a 120 day trial of Windows Home Server and it DOES work with the PS3.


Come on Buffalo, lets get your act together...Don't ruin your rep over this. Bad news travels fast..


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: lewis99 December 14, 2008, 08:09:29 AM

OK been playing around with a new linkstation live 1tb with PS3 60GB and have found a temporary workaround for missing content issue on the PS3.


First you need to refresh the linkstation database

1.  Create a new share on the linkstation (keep this share empty) 

2.  Disable the media server and then point it to the new empty share, tag reinitialize the database and select refresh now.

3.  When server comes back up check on the PS3 that all content has been removed (3-5 mins).


Now to get the content back

4. Disable the media server and point it back to your original share (ie where your media files are located)

5. Tag reinitialize database, and select refresh now, but also change the refresh interval to 600 from the default.

6. Now wait for several hours. I have alot of media files (around 400gb of .mp3, jpg, mpg) and it took overnight to refresh the database fully).  Note you will need to ensure that the power switch is set to on and not auto during this process.


After three days of messing around I managed to get all of my content on the PS3.  Hope this works for others.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Nukeman10 December 14, 2008, 01:49:14 PM

Yes Lewis, I've also done that. It works part of the time. It's also very touchy and at at one point it corrupted my FW and I had to reload.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 14, 2008, 02:26:15 PM


Are you sure this key is given with the demo product ?


Where am I supposed to find it ?

Consider I'm in France, so  I'm not sure the commercial bundle have to be the same anyway, but I'd be glad to get a free license for sure.


Thank you

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: edd December 14, 2008, 07:10:59 PM

I posted to a thread on this forum expressing the same concerns for possible fraud.  That thread has been taken down by the moderator. I have screen shots of the posts, though.


The moderator has indicated some response from corporate by mid-December.  That's M/T of next week, BTW.  If there is a response by then, this may all be water under the bridge.  If not, it is certainly easy enough to proceed to the next step and determine whether accusation of fraud is accurate.


The real question, I imagine, is how many Linkstation Lives have been sold by Buffalo?



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Nukeman10 December 14, 2008, 07:26:35 PM

Well, lets hope they really are working on a FW and it solves our problems. I've never bought a product that I had to give soooo much attention to..



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 15, 2008, 09:55:46 AM
The PS3 DNLA issue is under review by our corporate office.  As soon as I have a response I will have it posted.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: janboen December 15, 2008, 02:19:58 PM
   I have a LS Live 500 and am also anxious to get a decent DLNA that keeps working with my PS3.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: sdhillon December 17, 2008, 09:25:47 AM

Weel, you can add me to this list, I have been coming to this site for a while to look for new drivers and still no luck.  Like others I bought the 500Gb Linkstation Live becuase of its claim of full DLNA compatibility.  Like others I trusted the claim, and like others I have come across all the issues.  My had been working fine for a while.  I then had to rebuilt my PC, and I think since then, even if I want to see my drive on the PS3, I have to do a refresh, otherwise it is not visible on my network.


Recently, in trying to fix that, I have somehow got into the predicament that it no longer displays anything on my PS3, just the folders etc, but no media at all.


This needs to get fixed, otherwise why are Buffalo not offering money back.


Paul, I am assuming you work for Buffalo, based on your posts, I appreciate the updates, however, I think everyone hear deserves more info and quicker turnaround from Buffalo.  It just seems that the company is not concerned with losing customers, as I definitely will look at other products in the future when buying drives, and I will be looking over the next few weeks anyhow.


Lets gets this fixed, wouldn't this be a good Xmas present for all concerned.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 17, 2008, 04:40:54 PM
Buffalo is aware that some customers are having support problems and Buffalo is researching the issue.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: toygts December 18, 2008, 03:50:35 PM

Hello All,


I just bought the LinkStation Live (LS-CHL) F/W 1.00 because of the DLNA Certified claim, and at first I had the same issues like everyone else.  I am using gaming consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) as my DLNA players. At first both systems sees the media servers but not the files.  But after I updated the firmware of the LS-CHL from 1.00.023 to 1.01.043, it works like a champ.  Able to stream videos on both consoles.  I even played the same video on both consoles at the same time and the NAS can handle the data transfer to both consoles via wifi "g". 


After I installed the software, I logged on the Web Admin Page to configure the NAS.  Just to check if the media server services is enabled, and disabled services that I'm not using (ie print server, appletalk, etc).  Make sure the folder that is being shared by the media server is the location you are dumping your data on.


Hope this helps.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 18, 2008, 04:36:40 PM
   i have one of the 1st live units which has no updated firmware so i think the problem we have is one of the older units
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: toygts December 18, 2008, 04:55:46 PM

what model number?


have you tried this page of discontinued products, it directs you to the available downloads of each individual device. ie hd-dh400gl replaced by hd-dh500gl, try using the f/w of the replacement.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 December 19, 2008, 01:50:27 AM



I opened up this thread for a MINILINKSTATION 


Would be better to use another post to discuss cross compatibilty and discontinued products, not concerned by my original question.


thank you

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 19, 2008, 12:17:50 PM
   mine is HS-DHGL365 firmware 2.10 but the problem is the dlna
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: dmil December 20, 2008, 12:55:35 PM

Sigh, add me to this list too.


My Buffalo LinkStation (HS-DH1000GL) NAS box (ver 2.10 firmware) is having trouble inter-working with my D-Link DSM-520 media player. The DSM works fine with the

Tversity media server installed on my PC.


My NAS box has a bunch of media files but these aren't visible on the

DSM; it still shows only some sample media files that I had copied as

test when I first installed the NAS box a month back. Since then, I've copied

several new media files and gone into the admin menu and refreshed the media

list but these don't show up on the DSM.


My PC is the master repository and the DSM can always see the latest media list from the PC.


Going through this thread, it appears that I am not missing some config step on the LinkStation. Buffalo needs to post a fix __quickly__ or else there are a lot of angry and frustrated customers like myself who've bought the box because it claims to be DLNA-compliant.


Best Regards,


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: dreamfox December 22, 2008, 11:00:35 AM

Hi all,

I do NOT have a terrastation or Linkstation YET!:smileysurprised: but am looking to buy one. The MAIN raison is to have DLNA certified and compatible solution in order to be able to listen to music or to see pics on my DENON AV Receiver.

In this context the following:


ANYONE EXPERIENCE WITH DENON 4308 AV Receiver and DLNA "attached" Buffalo NAS


In order for me to buy such solution, I must ensure myselve that IT works.

So all your comments are helpfull...




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: sdhillon December 23, 2008, 01:46:15 AM
   Dreamfox, based on what I have seen and read so far, I would hold tight until we see a fix come out for the current DLNA problems.  I am also looking to buy the 4308 receiver to  be honest, but I can't even get this to work with a PS3 so far on a consistent basis. 
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: edd December 23, 2008, 11:24:17 AM



  You promised an update (information update, not software update) from Buffalo in mid December.  We are past that.  


  Please present some evidence that this is not a delay/stall tactic.




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 23, 2008, 12:06:12 PM
I am currently waiting for an update, as soon as I receive it I will have it posted.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: cjbrown80 December 26, 2008, 05:02:15 PM


Thank you for your continued support on this forum. I have owned an LSLive500gb since July. I have been continually reading this forum and checking to see if there is a fix for this DLNA to PS3 issue. I understand that you are doing your job and again, thank you for that. Please direct some senior manager or decision-maker to this post so they can read it.


One of my best friends is a writer/reviewer for a MAJOR technology magazine. Obviously, I shouldn't mention which one specifically so please don't ask, but I assure you, tens of thousands of people read it, ALL of them potential Buffalo customers for your NAS products. I just got off the phone with my buddy, and he has agreed to review one of the Linkstation products some time in the first quarter of 2009. If this issue is not resolved by the time he submts said review, he is going to BLAST Buffalo and this product line quite ferociously.  It is wrong to advertise these devices as being DLNA compatible when in fact they are not. Making customers wait for almost a YEAR for compliance to this is RIDICULOUS.


Buffalo has alway seemed to be a great company with great products, giving consumers a very usable alternative to all the junk on the market from companies like WesternDigital.  Don't let this reputation be soiled. All it takes is a salary for one programmer to sit with this firmware and re-write it for the DLNA compatibility. How is that not worth it to please all of your loyal customers?? Added bonus: if there is a fix, that can be advertised and word will spread on these forums that the Linkstation family works with the PS3 and they will sell like hotcakes!


I realize that you aren't the guy writing the firmware, so please pass this along to someone who will read it and act upon it.

Thank you for your time


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Jago December 26, 2008, 09:35:31 PM

Just to add, I bought my 1tb Linkstation Live in Jan 08, the streaming to ps3 function has never worked properly. other programs like tversity fix it but this means that i am halving my bandwidth as it has to go to a server then back

i.e PS3 -> server -> LSL -> server -> ps3


instead of just LSL to PS3.


its crap and it needs fixing, i know there is a 2.16fw which has been out months which was never released to the public.


fix this issue or you could find yourself with a class action lawsuit against you.


all we want is a DLNA client that works, even if it means a free concessionary license for twonky (like on other buffalo products) to get these things working

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust December 28, 2008, 01:57:34 PM

Hi there, 

Again thank you Paul for hanging in this forum and giving some hope to still existing "Buffalo fans".


I have had my LSL500 from the first early days when it came to market and I was very thrilled to by this dlna device (not PC) to give media files to my Nokia N95 as it is supporting dlna too. So, after a long period of not believing that LSL would not be 100% dlna device my good feelings towards Buffalo started to gray down. I also have bought the first version of AirStation WBR-G54 and an still using it! I have also got many of my frieds to buy AirStations and some also bought the LSL for getting dlna spinning around their homes... but then I started to hear their side of experiences with PS3... not so nice to her as I had said that Buffalo is the best!

Now this Christmas I bought the PS3 too and at the moment I'm pulling my hair to get even some media files through to my PS3... well, just gues how succesfull I have been? ... not even single file comes through. I hoped to get some files through as I managed to get to My Nokia N95 once.


So, I really hope that this message goes as top as it can and the new firmaware would be out before I go back to office after this Christmas break.


Don't let us down Buffalo! 

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 29, 2008, 06:48:57 AM
   It seems we are being really optimistic to get a resolve on this L I have had a lot of contact with Buffalo, and within these threads it’s true to see they have openly agreed that these units, don’t work specifically with the ps3,but claim to have DLNA compatibility on all other devices. I have spoken to Sony re this problem also whom claim the responsibility to be with Buffalo. I would be thankful if someone within Buffalo could give us some update? some feedback?  There is a lot of these units people have, and they would have purchased them for use with the PS3. Just from reading this forum, and watching the posts, there hasn’t been anything back from Buffalo, other than to say your waiting a response from them. Some people have been waiting weeks, some months, some over a year... When is enough, enough...... Many Thanks a Concerned Buffalo owner
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: willgar December 29, 2008, 01:50:13 PM

Spent a long time reading up on products ahead of purchasing a DNLA compliant NAS for my PS3. Buffalo's DNLA server is created by PacketVideo and is based on a product from TwonkyMedia, a german company it aquired a few years back. The slowness of Buffalo to deliver a fix for these issues is probably due to having to wait for a thirdparty supplier (Packetvideo) to sort out the issue and supply a new firmware update.


PacketVideo (ala twonkymedia) supply this DLNA server technology to a number of vendors so i would guess Buffalo need to just take a ticket and wait. Unfortunetly, these forums make a prespective customer wary of buying kit that claims to provide a streaming source for the ps3 that clearly does not work very well -  based on the number of complaints in this forum and reviews.


Anyway, i dont think Buffalo products are alone in this situtation and based on the price of the Linkstation - it seems like a pretty good investment. Alsothe last version of Twonkymediia (v5) actually does work very well with the PS3 so by logical conclusion - It will finally get implemented in the linkstation range.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: josh123guy December 29, 2008, 10:24:00 PM

Just got a Linksys mini for christmas and only now finding out about this DLNA business.  It's a load of false advertising!  I can't get anything but buffalo's DLNA clients to properly connect. I too have been a faithful buffalo client with WPA-G54's and others still operating.  I have previously recommended your products BUT am serously reconsidering. If you want to wear the DLNA badge you gotta play by the rules...quit messing around before someone decides to start a lawsuit.


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Mav3000 December 30, 2008, 06:15:22 AM

Hi, I have a Linkstation Live 1tb (LS-CH1.0TL-EU). I have it connected wirelessly via a 54mbps router to my PS3. When I originally bought the Live, it connected fine and was able to stream music and video to the PS3 without any problems.


Seemingly out of the blue, I now turn on my PS3 to see approximately every 10 seconds, my PS3 show a DLNA error, and that it has been 'disconnected from the media server'. The Live immediately re-connects, and I am able to browse its folders without problems, but for only 10 seconds at a time!


The DLNA errors that the PS3 states vary between several, but the end result is always the same. This is particularly frustrating because the Live did work perfectly, but now cannot be used for its intended purpose.


Buffalo Tech Support suggested fixing the Live's IP address and refreshing the Media Database - which I have done, but this did nothing unfortunately.


Can anyone else help with my problem?


Thanks, Richard

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 December 30, 2008, 07:47:26 AM
   I too have recently purchased a LSL for DLNA compatability only to find that PCAST doesn't work.  I've installed Twonky, but this doesn't work properly - and - it appears that PV (who own Twonky) are NOT supporting NAS devices any more and the download links are now removed from their site.   If Buffalo are stating that the device is compatible when it isn't, then that's blatently wrong.  Maybe we should all request that the compatibility details shown on the DLNA site are removed.  If Buffalo lose their accreditation, then maybe that might be impotus for them to fix the fundamental bug.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: cjbrown80 December 30, 2008, 09:06:03 AM


You're having the same DLNA issue as the rest of us. The firmware Buffalo has for these things SUCKS. It is totally conflicting with the PS3. The only thing we can do is sit back and hope they remedy it.

Message Edited by Paul on 12-30-2008 09:51 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 30, 2008, 09:55:33 AM

Our corporate office has requested more information on this issue.

we invite all customers with DLNA issues to post screenshots/firmware rev, and hardware. We'll gather the info in the US, and the info will assist in making faster firmware updates for DLNA. DLNA is constantly evolving with new versions and requires constant updates on all vendor's equipment.


Please post as much information as possible, 

model numbers

firmware versions 

screen shots 

detailed descriptions of errors and issues. 

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 December 30, 2008, 12:15:04 PM

Box:        HS-DH500GL

Firmware: 2.10


LinkStation Name:  NAS-DRIVE
LinkStation Description:  LinkStation NAS-Drive
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: MyMP3s/MyMP3s - "USB Disk" ticked
PCast Password: Disable
Limit DLNA Client Access: Enable (device chosen)
Update Media List: Automatic Update
Symptom: Onkyo TX-NR905 Receiver lists NAS-DRIVE, but each category out of the 6 (eg Album) shows 0/0 files.  The Onkyo has been added into the list of DLNA clients.  Onkyo is FW 1.08 (latest)
Let me know if you need more information, and what you require.
Message Edited by say170 on 01-01-2009 10:07 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: nyarrgh December 30, 2008, 01:09:09 PM

Box:        HS-DH500GL

Firmware: 2.10

LinkStation Name:  JNAS

LinkStation Description:  LinkStation NAS-Drive
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: Media
PCast Password: Disabled
Limit DLNA Client Access: Disabled
Update Media List: Automatic Update
Symptom: PS3 lists NAS-DRIVE, but each category shows 0/0 files.  The XBOX360 doesn't see the NAS drive
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust December 30, 2008, 01:42:58 PM



LinkStation: HS-DH500GL

Connected to Fixed IP (cable connection, not wireless) 

Firmware: 2.10

LinkStation Name:  JUSS_HOME_M

LinkStation Description:  LinkStation - M
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: MEDIA_M (USB Disk : not active)
PCast Password: Disabled
Limit DLNA Client Access: Disabled
Update Media List: Automatic Update
Noklia N95 can sometimes see : JUSS_HOME_M: LinkStation but all the folders are empty.

PS3 can sometimes see : JUSS_HOME_M: LinkStation but no files in folders 


AirStation WBR-G54

Firmware: 2.20


LAN setup: 

MAC address 00:90:4C:49:00:2A
IP address
Sub Netmask


Please give e-mail address to send the screen shots.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: cjbrown80 December 30, 2008, 02:31:52 PM


Again, thank you for your participation and I apologize for my comment on the previous post that you had to remove.

Is there an in-depth diagnostic or something that we can run that will generate a log file to upload to you? I think if there was that would be nice to make it easy for people to submit their info and provide you with usable results. Let us know, Thanks, -Chris

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul December 30, 2008, 05:44:00 PM

I will inquire about this app if they have it. 


thanks for the help

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: IlkkaL December 31, 2008, 04:15:30 AM

LinkStation Pro Duo : LS-WTGL/R1-V3


Media Server: Enable
FTP: enabled
Appleshare: disabled
PS3 80GB purchased 12/2008

PS3 finds the NAS but shows empty folders. Music, photos and videos are in subfolders (some in the main shared folder).

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob December 31, 2008, 09:32:06 AM

Paul I have seen your post above and saw you mentioned DLNA is constantly evolving with new versions and requires constant updates on all vendor's equipment. however I have yet to see any DLNA update from you guys full stop?


I thank you for getting them to look into a firmware but don't you agree by your own words this should have been done sooner?

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: drmemory December 31, 2008, 09:57:44 AM

Please add the firmware revision of your PS3 to your specs.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: sdhillon December 31, 2008, 10:01:45 AM

I like the fact that if you read the post priors to Xmas, the firmware was imminent, and it was any day now that we would get the good news.  The latest request seems to be saying, did someone say something out there?  Can you tell us whats wrong?  Does this mean that for the last year as people have complained, no one has even looked at this?  As for changing standards for DLNA, I am not sure if that is any different to anything else in the computer industry, there is constant change everywhere, as a result companies have to move with the times to make sure they are meeting customer expectations and also raking in more profits.  I fail to see how this is any different.


Paul, I know you are in the middle, God know how your bosses are letting you hang out to dry, can you tell me if we are going to see an updated firmware over the next month?  Or is this just another pipedream and delay tactic to gather information.  I want to know if I should be planning something else and dumping the drive, or as a few have suggested maybe need to see what legal options are available to us.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Mav3000 January 01, 2009, 04:58:15 AM

Hi, I am connecting to my PS3 using WPA-PSK wireless network. My PS3 is running the latest firmware (2.53?).


My Linkstation is as follows:


LinkStation Name: LINKSTATION

Model Name: LS-CHL F/W 1.01


Media Server: Enable


UPnP: Enable


Symptoms: PS3 Identifies the LinkStation and connects to it, and used to work fine, streaming video and audio without problems, but now disconnects from the PS3 with a DLNA error every 10 seconds. I can see all files on the LS HD but cannot stay connected to it long enough to stream any of them.


The PS3 has an 80% signal strength connection to the router. LS is connected to the Router via 100mbps ethernet.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: ups January 02, 2009, 10:28:17 PM

We have several of these devices at the hospital that I work for. Thinking that these are DLNA compliant, we invested in few PS3s for patients (mostly kids) so they could play games and also be able to see pictures/videos uploaded by their families, using the same controller/sysmtem. After spending days I have not been able to get it to work. I can not believe how any descent company would make such products. PATHETIC.

Symptom: PS3 only sees some of the pictures on TS
Model  HS-DHTGL/R5 1.10
Configuration Raid5
PS3 - 80 GB update 2.53
Gig connection with the PS3. BOth on the same switch.

Message Edited by ups on 01-02-2009 10:34 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: balham January 03, 2009, 04:10:31 AM

I purchased a Buffalo Linkstation Live device at the beginning of 2008 (here in the UK) and have had similar problems desribed in this thread e.g. errors in accessing data files and non-stop hard-disc activity when using PCast (I have a range of media playback devices). I spent some time trying to liaise with Buffalo and DLNA.org all to no avail. They did not want to know. I have since given up using the Buffalo LinkStation as a media server and have gone back to using my PC - which works perfectly - streaming media files throughout the house to different devices. 


This post was edited we are posting on this forum to collect data to resolve this issue.
Message Edited by Paul on 01-05-2009 12:32 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 03, 2009, 05:39:57 AM

Balham, yes, I agree with you.  I bought mine specifically to act as a DLNA server, and it doesn't - even though it clearly says on the packaging that it does.  I am seriously considering buying a twonky license - although they now don't support NAS devices.


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This post was edited we are posting on this forum to collect data to resolve this issue. 


Message Edited by say170 on 01-03-2009 05:29 PM
Message Edited by Paul on 01-05-2009 12:33 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Katten January 03, 2009, 09:59:55 AM
   Hi everyone.

This Linkstation/PS3 DLNA issue has now reached Scandinavia since I have the same problem as all of you guys and know a bunch of people who also have this problem. I actually owned an older version of the LSL with 1.06 FW witch worked fine. I could see all of my files on my PS3 and I was able to stream videos in good quality even to my PSP through my PS3 via 'remote play'. But with the 2.10 FW version i get the message: "No files found"
Hope to hear updates on this topic soon.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: trtadlock January 03, 2009, 08:31:21 PM

LinkStation Pro Duo: LS-WTGL/R1-V3

Firmware version: 3.08

LS Pro Duo connected via RJ45 to Netgear WGT624 router.


Media Server: Enabled


PS3 80GB (purchased 8/2008) with PS2 compatibility.

PS3 connected wirelessly to Netgear WGT624 router.

System Software: 2.53



When searching for a media server from PS3, PS3 does not find any media server.


Like many others, I purchased LinkStation Pro Duo for RAID and Media Server capabilities.  I hope Buffalo fixes the problem soon...

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 05, 2009, 10:11:55 AM

Buffalo is again requesting that more information be sent, we are requesting the PS3/2 firmware revision you are using along with the exact issue, for example what files can't you see (file types, size, ect.)

I have passed up the useful posts, please provide more information.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: ltpnc January 05, 2009, 10:38:29 AM
   My PS3 is able to connect to Media Server on link station but it is not consistent. Some time it complains no media server found, then if I login to PCast/LinkStation Web admin and just click Apply without changing anything on PCast then PS3 is able to find Media server again. I am wondering if there is any sleep mode of media server on linkstation if it is not used for sometime. After every 5 mins or so PS3 keeps showing error message : 'Disconnected from Media Server. DNLA protocol error 2101'. PS3 shows this error message even if it is streaming content correctly.

Model: HS-DH500GL
Firmware: 2.10
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: MyMedia
PCast Password: Disabled
Limit DLNA Client Access: Disabled
Update Media List: Automatic Update

ZyXEL X-550
UPnP: Enabled
Stream Media: Enabled

80GB, the latest model
Firmware: 2.53
UPnP: Enabled
Media Server: Enabled
Internet/Intranet Connection: Wireless
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 05, 2009, 11:13:30 AM
   Paul, I do not have a PS2/3.  I have an audio receiver - Onkyo.  What more do you need than my above post. 
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 05, 2009, 11:19:31 AM
   Another thought.. since the LS-CHL's are supplied with Twonky, is that Buffalo admitting that PCast as supplied with the LS-DH does not work?  If that's the case, will Buffalo replace my LS-DH with a LS-CHL?
Message Edited by say170 on 01-05-2009 11:19 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 05, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
That is not the case, we are at this time gathering information to update the firmware.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust January 06, 2009, 05:03:47 AM

ThankYou Paul for that reply… sounds promising.

Isent my spec already, though the PS3 firmware was not there. It is the latest2.53 

Ihave now installed the Twonky Media Manager to my XP Laptop and routed themedia files to my Media Shared folder in LSL. Everything works well and I cansee and play all files through PS3 and Nokia N95. So I'm really waiting for theupdate as the Twonky Media Manager trial ends in 26 days and I don't want tokeep my Laptop on all the time...


Yes,I'm too from The Nordic countries of EU ;-)



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Katten January 06, 2009, 10:32:04 AM

Here are my specs:

(all bought in europe)


Linkstation Live: HS-DH500GL

500 gb (7% usage) 

Host name: HS-DHGL624

Firmware: 2.10 (pre-installed)

Media-folder name: Share

Media Servers: Enable

PCast password disabled

Media list: automatic update

Purchased: July 2008

(*Works properly, have never had any errors. It streams music to my computers.)



40 gb europe version (no ps2 game compatibility) 

Software: 2.53

Wireless network connection (100% strenght)

UPnP and MediaServer enabled

Purchased: December 2007

(*Works fine, used to stream easily from my previous Linkstation Live with FW 1.06)


D-link Di-624

Authentication: WPA-PSK (TKIP)

Firmware: 2.42

UPnP enabled

(*Works fine, never had problems)



 As many others, my PS3 succeeds to recognize the Linkstation; It appears as a little gray icon under 'music', 'videos' and 'photos'. But whenever I click on the icon the message says: "No files found"


Good luck with the firmware update.





: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 06, 2009, 10:51:39 AM

can some on upload a few AVI files that do not work to an ftp server for me


user name is buffalo

password is buffalo

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob January 06, 2009, 12:53:49 PM
   Hi Paul I would upload some for you but the ps3 finds no files at all, so I am not that far along to be able to have a problem viewing a specific AVI file :)
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 06, 2009, 04:29:14 PM

Smallest file will work, we have several people working on this.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Pablo January 06, 2009, 06:47:36 PM

Linkstation Live: HS-DH500GL

Host name: HS-DHGL624

Firmware: 2.10

Media-folder name: MusicPic (USB unchecked)

Media Servers: Enable

PCast password disabled

Media list: (tried both automatic and manual update)

Limit DLNA: disabled

Purchased: May 2008

PS/3 software version 2.53


My issue is that I had it working (intermittently), then updated the firmware on my linkstation (it crashed for some reason during a refresh of my media), and now I can't get it working at all.  Not sure if it had a different version on it.   It finds the linkstation, but says there are no files (music, pictures or video).

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: cjbrown80 January 06, 2009, 07:23:39 PM

Hey everybody!

I haven't checked into the forum in a while (mainly because every time I think about this problem, it makes me want to kill myself!) Not really.

So when Paul says several people are working on this now, it sounds like they've started tinkering.

I'm curious, has anyone at Buffalo sat down with a PS3, a router, and a LinkStation and made a lil' DLNA network to experiment with? That should mimic the problem we're all having and be a nice way to start.

I also would just like to clarify what somebody said (bigrob maybe?) that the issue is not with a specific type of media file (codec, container, etc..) it is with ALL files and file types. The PS3 will not recognize anything at all from the LS. It shows up on the PS3s menus, but claims there are no files on the drive.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: lp January 07, 2009, 02:40:48 AM



I am new in this forum and have faced similar DLNA problems described in here. I have had HS-DH500GL about 4 months and streaming stopped working after PS3 firmware upgrade (2.40 or something). I am sure Buffalo engineers have already aware of this (?), but it may be worth to take a look what has been written in the Twonkyforum about this problem: http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5307


So the problems maybe the same with Buffalo configuration (?)


Copy from my friend´s QNAP:












MT:mpeg,mpeg2,vdr,spts,tp,ts video/mpeg

MT:m4a audio/mp4

MT:avi,divx video/avi



Well, there is also another features to be fixed with the next Buffalo firmware, but this is the most irritating one...




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob January 07, 2009, 12:02:13 PM

cjbrown80 is right in order for me to offer a files that dosn't work the ps3 would have to see the file, my ps3 see's nothing not photo, not video, not mp3,


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: nbuquet January 08, 2009, 06:32:27 AM



I have a Live station and I have just flashed it to 2.10 and I can now confirm you that I have DLNA issue with my PS3. It was not the case before with firmware 1.06.


As firmware 1.06 is still available on the french site, do you think I can downgrade the firmware back to 1.06? Did some of you try?


Also I found that the last version of the firmware is the japanese one (here

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:LSLive). Did you try it? Is that soving our issue?


Thanks a lot!


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: robaveli January 08, 2009, 02:37:19 PM

My PS3 is able to connect to Media Server on link station but it is not consistent. Only about 50 mp3 files show up, only in folders B-K.

Model: HS-DH500GL
Firmware: 2.10
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: MyMedia
PCast Password: Disabled
Limit DLNA Client Access: Disabled
Update Media List: Automatic Update

40GB, Firmware: 2.53
UPnP: Enabled
Media Server: Enabled
Internet/Intranet Connection: Wireless

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: scotgarrison January 08, 2009, 03:53:50 PM

I found something Interesting.  I connect to my LinkSatation via a PS3, WMP11, Itunes and several other DLNA/UPnP devices I am testing.  I had similar problems with all methods.  I was able to see my music but that was it.  All my devices see the folders -- but just like the issue everyone is reporting with the PS3 -- "No Files Found" is what I am experiencing.  As I have the latest and greatest versions through out the house, I have isolated my issue to the folder structure. 


I have a Share folder and under it I have Music, Pictures, and Movies.  Each one of those folders have sub folders for organizing the content.  When I set up the Media Service on the Linkstation I pointed it to the root of the Share folder.  From all the DNLA devices, as I mentioned, I was able to access the Music.  However, no Pictures except for the Album Art that was located in the Music folder.


So playing around I pointed the Media Service directly to the Pictures folder.  Voila! There they were on the PS3, WMP11, and Itunes.  As expected there was no Music since I was pointing one level down in the structure.  I stopped my testing as I find it unacceptable that I would have to dump all content into one directory/folder and loose the ability to organize by subfolder (I am not even sure it would work if I dumped all content in one folder ).  If reading off the root of the Share will only detect the Music that is a serious flaw in the design.


I know I can simply create a network map to each folder but that defeats the purpose.  I bought the device for the ease of use so anyone in my family can access the media content without having to create shares everywhere.  Unless Buffalo can resolve the issue soon it is back to Circuit City for a refund.  I should have stuck with my original plan to build the NAS myself or at a minimum spent the extra dollars and purchased a bare bone box like the Thecus 4100.  Heck my modded XBOX is a better solution at this point.


I do hope Buffalo can fix the problem or tell me what boneheaded mistake I have made in my setup.


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: robaveli January 09, 2009, 07:44:08 AM
   Just a thought.  Why doesn't Buffalo test with the PS3.  This is not just a random once in a while problem, this problem plagues every Buffalo NAS and PS3 combination.   So, Buffalo Tech, buy a PS3 and test your software.  Your reputation depends upon it.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Jago January 09, 2009, 09:54:18 AM

Just to let you guys know, they have updated to 2.11 (100megs big listed as "fixes ps3")

lets hope it fixes it :smileyhappy:



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 09, 2009, 12:59:31 PM

This firmware has fixed the issue, if any one still has a problem with it please let me know so I can report it.


Thanks to every one for all the help



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Katten January 09, 2009, 01:51:14 PM
   Is there any precations I should be aware of before upgrading the firmware?
Or do I simply extract the file, when downloaded to a windows pc?
Has anyone tried, if it works?

Thanks Buffalo for the update!
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust January 09, 2009, 02:25:55 PM
   When refreching the  Update media list:

Software error:

Not connect at module/BufPCastDLNAControl.pm line 98.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

Software error:
Can't use an undefined value as a symbol reference at module/BufPCastDLNAControl.pm line 104.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. 

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust January 09, 2009, 02:30:46 PM
    ... And when applying after changin the media folder (Ifrogot to say that this is now the new firmware 2.11)

Please let me know if someone is getting these messages too. 


Software error:

Undefined subroutine &main::HtmlAdError called at ./html/en/global_ms_function.pl line 171.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. 

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust January 09, 2009, 02:42:04 PM

Hi again!

Now there is some positive progress going on...

I waited and had a cup of coffee as I didn't want to start writing too nasty mail...

So, after a while the PCast refreshed and applied wihtout those error messages and some files came visible, not all.

So, now I'm gointo leave it and go to bed hoping that tomorrow all files are visible!


I'll thank you Buffalo already a bit but I will confirm after everything is working.

This is Finland saying good night. :smileyhappy:  

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 09, 2009, 02:45:05 PM

It did that to me also - but only once...


My prob on my Onkyo Amp is also solved. Many thanks...


Now we just need 'sleep mode' in the firmware like they get in Japan.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: bigrob January 09, 2009, 05:37:57 PM

I also think the sleep mode is a good idea, as the unit is always on the go even when not in use...


As for the upate thanks it's good to see these things are moving forwards.


I have run the updated refreshed my pc cas, I have no problems with the files working, the ones listed all work fine,


the video files are all listed and work fine, the photo's only list all of them if I go via folders and go into each album, and not if I list all photo's


This seems the same for the mp3 I have so many mp3's it's around 15gb but only 20/30 of them list if I choose all music. if I go by artist etc its all the same it only lists a few of the many mp3's


Paul if you need any more info please let me know

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Two-Aces January 10, 2009, 02:44:15 AM

Have read through this post and wanted to provide some feedback for Buffalo regarding a problem I have been experiencing relating to the DLNA feature. Have been using LinkStation Live for a couple of years now, recently added PS3 system to the mix but have not had the problems experienced by most users. That is, I have been able to stream music, video & photos to the PS3. System details as follows:


Linkstation Live HS-DH320GL








Problem: The PS3 only shows 10 songs under the following directories:

Music=>Linkstation=>Music=>All Music

Music=>Linkstation=>Music=>Genre=>Rock=>All Music.

However “All Music” under smaller subfolders/subcategories are faithfully presented and play flawlessly. This would seem to point to a problem that the Linkstation has with the size of the library subcategory. The Rock genre is 2/3 of my library (30GB, almost 3000 items). My next largest subcategory is 6.6GB with 395 songs, and the PS3 has no problem showing (or playing) “All Music” under that category. I had hoped that the new firmware v2.11 would solve this problem, but to no avail. Additional troubleshooting I have done:

The main reason I want this to work is so I can play a random mix from that category, something I can do with the iPod, but DLNA makes this much easier if I can get it to work.


Please let me know if you need any more information to help solve this problem. Thank you in advance for your efforts.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 10, 2009, 03:07:38 AM

I spoke too soon. 

This fix doesn't work very well...  I have about 23000 MP3s in my share. 

The "All Music" category displays 0/0, lists the file names, but nothing is selectable. 
"Artists" behaves the same way.  Folder and Genre work fine. 

 "Folder" works fine, but everything is sorted reverse alphabetically - ie Z-A rather than A-Z.


One serious omission is Album Artist.  Albums with Various Artists are split into individual Artist names - not that Artist works for my anyway...

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: micjust January 10, 2009, 03:25:28 PM


today I have been happy that I can see music, photos and videos through PS3.

Though the logic in how PS3 sees the files is not so clear but I'm working on it.


I wan't to thank Paul again for taking this issue and pushing it as hard as possible.

My trust in Buffalo has come back again and will continue to promote and support it again.


Thank you Buffalo,

untill next time  :smileywink:

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: chas January 11, 2009, 02:35:12 AM
   Is there an update or workaround that will show LS-WTGL/R1-V3 media server (linkstation Pro Duo 1TB on my Denon 3808?
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: whack January 11, 2009, 10:19:49 AM
   Any chance of the same fix making it into a new firmware for Terastation Live as well? I have very similar issues with that.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: whack January 11, 2009, 10:28:06 AM
   Forgot to mention, the Terastation is a HS-DHTGL/R5 with firmware 2.14.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Katten January 11, 2009, 01:33:19 PM
   This 2.11 update works just fine with my LSL!!

Thanks Paul, and everyone else who has been working on this firmware upgrade. 

I will recommend Buffalo products to others again.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: edd January 11, 2009, 01:41:10 PM
   For everyone who had success in updating to 2.11, any tips?  My attempt turned my Linkstation into a brick...
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 11, 2009, 02:48:13 PM
   edd, check out http://forum.buffalo.nas-central.org/viewforum.php?f=39  there are lots of tips there if you think you've bricked your LSL. 
Message Edited by say170 on 01-11-2009 02:48 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: node January 12, 2009, 03:53:17 AM
   When is this fix coming to Linkstation Mini? Because LS Mini <-> Playstation 3 has same problem - no files can be seen in PS3.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: ups January 12, 2009, 11:32:37 AM

I guess this patch still does not address issue with TerraStation Live?  


Latest firmware for this device on BUffalo's site is: 


Version:  214_102

Release date: 2008-01-10      


I have model number: Model  HS-DHTGL/R5 1.10




Message Edited by ups on 01-12-2009 11:33 AM
Message Edited by ups on 01-12-2009 11:34 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Mav3000 January 12, 2009, 02:41:21 PM

Hi Paul ./ Buffalo,


I have the LS Live with Bit Torrent and had the problem of constant DLNA #2101 errors every 5 seconds or so on the PS3 - it listed the files on the drive wirelessly fine, but kept disconnecting.


I am happy to report that the new firmware update has completely fixed the problem - and it is now working with my PS3 100%.


Thanks for putting to much time and effort into supporting your userbase and listening to us.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Paul January 12, 2009, 04:29:44 PM

We are working on all the units as fast as we can, here is a link for the mini



firmware for ls Mini for US only

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: SimoPP January 13, 2009, 02:39:31 AM

I have a Linkstation Live (HS-DGL500, FW 2.10), a Linkstation Pro Duo (LS-W2.0TGL/R1-V3, FW 3.07) and a Linkstation Live with Bit Torrent (LS-CH1.0TL, FW 1.02). I am using (among some other equipment) Sonos for music, Tvix 6500 for movies, Sony KDL-46Z4500 (TV) for photos, among all.


I have been trying to use Sony for music and videos and Kiss DP-600 media player for pics, music and videos but the results have been very unstable. Still, they should work. I might add a PS3 one of these days, too.


Through the link above I can see that all above mentioned equipment have recently updated FW´s. However, these are not at Buffalo´s European site.


So my question is, should I install them of wait until they appear in the European site. With my LS Live I had huge problems when I went for a US FW version without knowing it did not work for me.


Also, the LS Pro Duo download page explains something strange about the latest FW: "Firmware will only work on units with 3.XX firmware". Or it means exactly what it says, if you have now 3.xx fw, you can update to 3.08.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Wayne_S January 13, 2009, 07:46:36 AM
   2.11 has not made a difference to my set-up and now like SimoPP I am wondering whether my location within Europe means that I should not have used the US Firmware update. My Linkstation Live worked well for about a month with my PS3 then stopped showing the contents of the Buffalo showing numerous DLNA Errors. I was of the opinion the problem was down to a rather poor router that was provided free by my provider. This Christmas I treated myself to a nice new N1 Vision. Suffice to say STILL the same problems. Does anyone know if the 2.11 Firmware should NOT be used in the UK?
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 13, 2009, 04:59:23 PM

Wayne, I'm in the UK and using 2.11.  DLNA now works for me within the limitations of insufficient breakout of MP3 information (eg no Album Artist), reverse alphabetical lists.  It could be due to your directory structure...   but, saying that I don't believe this fix - or the pcast software is working right...

My structure is:









On my DLNA device, I only see the contents of Genre_A and Genre_F folders. 

The same structure works fine with Twonky, so something is definitely broken.


: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Wayne_S January 13, 2009, 08:55:11 PM

Thanks for the reply Say170.


I have Read about the directory structure problem. Mine is \\Linkstation\Media\Music. This is AFTER the built in PS3 folders of \\Music\folder.


My father in law has the same set up but with the older model N1 router and his setup runs smoothly.This is why I bought a similar router, but still the problems.


He has suggested it could be the encryption as he ony uses Wep, whereas I use WPA/PSK. My give this a try.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: DeanRobinson January 13, 2009, 10:59:19 PM

I too installed the F/W upgrade on my LS Live and so far seems to working fine!




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: IlkkaL January 14, 2009, 04:41:35 AM

Hi everybody, could any of you clarify whether there are any restrictions or rules of how to configure the directory structure in Buffalo NAS when used with PS3. It seems that some people have touched this subject but I can not find a comprehensive description.


and Any hope of firmware fix for Linkstation Pro Duo 1TB?

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: braddersmd January 14, 2009, 05:51:25 AM

I've just taken delivery of both a Terastation Live 4TB, and a Linktheatre HD Nfiniti. The Linktheatre is for the office, and I use a PS3 in the living room. OK, any ideas when the updated drivers will be available for the Terastation, to allow use of the PS3?


Further, I can access the media on my PC from the PS3, by running the media server software that came with the Linktheatre - but cannot seem to get directory structures to display in alphabetical order - can someone point me in the right direction for that also?


Thanks, Mark

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 14, 2009, 09:19:45 AM
   I have contacted the company I purchased my HSDHGL from and asked how I get a complete refund.  I am not happy with the poor DLNA implementation (for reasons I mentioned in previous posts) and lack of configurability.  I should not have to spend an additional $30/€20 on an additional piece of software (ie Twonky), and then have to hack my LS (open up telnet/install wget) to get it working.  Out of the box it 'should' have worked, but even with this fix, it doesn't properly.
Message Edited by say170 on 01-14-2009 09:21 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: thedealman January 15, 2009, 06:32:02 PM
   This firmware is flaky, first I don't have my ps3 to test, but I also have a dlink 320. It doesn't work. First it saw the linkstation but still couldn't see anything,content of the drive that is. Then it said unable to access folder. Becasue it no longer saw the drive ??? Also noticed my computer also no longer saw it as UPnP device. So put back 2.10 and everything could once again see the drive. Applied 2.11 and both saw the drive for about 10-30 minutes and once again the device was gone ( as a UPnP). Always was usable as a normal NAS at all times.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: drisok January 16, 2009, 09:06:42 AM



Can you give us Terastation Live owners an estimate of when to expect an update to our firmware? 



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Lextec2 January 17, 2009, 10:19:44 AM

Was Reading So did they come out with new firmware that correct the PS3 compatiblity issue on the folder directory have have installed the latest software and still the media server is not up dating content

thank newbee

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: shaneman January 18, 2009, 10:27:27 AM
   Are users of the older models, such as my HD-HTGL/R5, out of luck here?  The last firmware update was installed at the end of 2007.  Please let me know so that I may consider an (more complicated and expensive) alternative.  Thanks.
: My TS Live Streams flawlessly to my PS3
: jfourman January 18, 2009, 04:51:59 PM

I don't understand why others have problems with the TS Live and DLNA to the PS3. I bought my first 2TB TS Live (RAID5) about 2 years ago. I have continued to upgrade firmware as released to include the current version 2.14. My directory structure for my TS Live is a share called "Media" with folders of Music/artist/album, pictures/event subfolder and Video/title/title.vob. I initially used PCast but got frustrated because I would often have to manually rescan the share when I added new media...and the PCast interface is slow. So I bought Twonky for $40 and achieved perfection. My PS3 has never had a glitch seeing my TS Live and it has streamed music and video flawlessly over my 100mps wired network (I have recently upgraded to a Gigabit network). I rip my DVDs as the full VOB (no compression). So the video stream plays with the exact same audio and video quality as the original DVD. At any point, my network may be supporting a Vonage phone call, my son's WoW game, my daughter streaming music from the TS Live and me watching an HD Video via my PS3 on my HDTV. With all of that network action, neither the TS Live nor the PS3 blink. 


I recently purchased a second 1TB TS Live refurb from eCost for $268.00. I replaced the 250GB drives with Seagate 1.5TB Drives ($119.00 each - needed to upgrade FW). I now have a second 6TB TS Live for a $744.00. I updated the FW to 2.14, added Twonky and it runs flawlessly as well. I use this new TS Live as a grandfather backup to the house's PCs and the original TS Live. 


I can't think of a more perfect solution to manage and stream media to my PS3 than the TS Live.

: Re: My TS Live Streams flawlessly to my PS3
: say170 January 18, 2009, 05:30:36 PM
   Yes, but you had to purchase and install Twonky.  Plus, if you read other forums, you'll find out that Twonky isn't supported any more on NAS devices, 4.4.9 and 4.4.11 have problems, so you can only reliably use the old 4.4.6 - at least on the LSL V2.
Message Edited by say170 on 01-18-2009 05:31 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: jfourman January 18, 2009, 06:49:09 PM

My $40 investment in Twonky was a drop in the bucket considering I invested $995 in my original 2TB TS Live and $499 in my PS3. $40 of $1,534 = 2.6% of the total investment. I also bought an alternate remote for my PS3 (Harmony One + IR2BT = $250). I bought PlayOn for my PS3 to play Hulu and Netflix for $40. I bought DVDFab to rip my DVDs = $49


As I said, PCast worked fine except for the occasional need to manually scan media after adding a new movie. I don't mind that Twonky is not supporting new NAS releases. 4.4.6 works great. If a future incompatibility arises, I'll look at other software like Tversity. TwonkyMedia is considering offering the new NAS releases in which the only available support would be through the forums - like Open Source. That would be fine with me. While MS Windows comes with Wordpad. I don't hesitate to buy a better word processor by investing in MS Office. It doesn't make me feel that my Windows investment was wasted or make me return the PC.


All in all, I am extremely satisfied with my setup and have no problems with the investment. It works great to the point that my daughter had a friend over last night who said "Wow, this kind of stuff isn't supposed to exist until the future!"
Message Edited by jfourman on 01-18-2009 06:54 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: say170 January 19, 2009, 02:53:48 AM
   Fair enough, but for me, the £17.5 UKP is against £100 - ie 15%+ - I paid for just my LSL.  For the amount I need to pay for Twonky, I could have bought the CHL (ie LSL V3) instead - which is actually supplied with Twonky.  In fact, I would have saved money, but I didn't need torrent support, and didn't realise that buying the more expensive model was the only option to have a working media server - contrary to what is printed on the packaging.  That's why I have a serious gripe.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: robaveli January 19, 2009, 10:24:03 AM
   I am still having problems with steaming music to my ps3 from my 500GB Linkstation. I upgraded to the newest firmware and it appeared to be working. A closer look revieled that not all my music was available from my Ps3.  Now when i tried to view music my ps3 hangs up and gives me a DLNA error message and no music is displayed.  Is anyone else having problems with viewing music on thier PS3 with the new firmware?
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: neab January 20, 2009, 03:52:55 AM
   I also bought this with great intentions for using it with my PS3. All I ask is if your not going to come out with a patch, please say soon, I'm fortunate enough to still be within my 30 days return policy!
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: sdhillon January 20, 2009, 09:24:13 AM

I know this does not really address the Buffalo DLNA issue directly, but I am assuming others here are already using the free PS3 Media Server software out there. This thing is awesome.  Ok you have to have it running on a PC, but the end results are great.  It is still ironing out some early issues, but overall it blows some of the mainstream apps out of the water.  It plays a number of different formats as well.  If you have not already tried it, check it out.




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: charby January 23, 2009, 10:54:49 AM



I have been battling a similar issue with the following: Link Station Live 500GB (uPNP/DLAN) and a HP MediaSmart Connect (MSC) x280N.  The infrastructure is base on a D-Link DIR-655 connecting the NAS via gigabit, the media player via Wireless N and the XP pro via wireless N.


The MSC identified the XP Media Player 11 (Control point/media Server/media Renderer) and streaming is no problem via the PC gateway service (HP modified middleware).


Problem is the MSC would sporadically not discover the NAS.  Second, when it would, it would not stream.wav files.  Well the wave problem was resolved by ripping media to the NAS as wma format.  Did not make sense since the wav would play on the XP MP11 without issue.  But I was glad that problem was "managed". (in retrospect this was probably NAS firmware.. more below)


However, the uPNP discovery issue was becoming a real pain as I do not want to have a PC running all the time, and sense both sides (Media player and NAS) are DLNA I should be able to stream directly across the wireless N without the PC.


Well I downloaded the Intel uPNP support software and sniffed the network.  It appeared the linkstation was not responding the multicase request for service (discovery) by the MSC. (Google SDDP). 


I then did a web based reset of the NAS and while monitoring the multicast from the MSC I was now able to see responses from the NAS.  The MSC then presented the NAS as a Media Server in the MSC GUI.


Contacted Buffalo web since a new firmware was posted (2.11).  Since the "fix" was related to the media player and PS3 I contacted technical support.  Did not get any real meat on the details of the firmware upgrade but it was agree that base on the symptoms, this could have a bearing on the dentifed problem.


Upgrade when without a problem - hint use a wired connection for reliability.  No configuration settings were lost and no new features were exposed in the web GUI.


After the upgrade, the NAS was reliably found, media played  - including .wav!


In summary, make sure uPNP is enabled on the approved router, I would



If the uPNP protocol is not working reliably (Control point joins network, Discovery via multicast and Device identifies services), the comm ports blocked (firewalled) or UPD is not supported the devices(Control point/media Server/media Renderer) will not "discover" each other and you won't get very far. 


Once the discovery is made and the content is enumerated, the communication protocol and codecs chain can be established for point to point communication.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: drisok January 23, 2009, 01:25:01 PM

Since no firmware upgrade yet exists for the TeraStation Live thought I would add this bit that has worked for me albiet not the way it should be.  I have the 1tb TeraStation Live with 1.1 firmware.


I have noticed that if i simply reboot the Terastation all of the media files are visible to the PS3.  if anything is missing or not found when i add it to the TS Live, i continue to add more and more files only then rebooting to keep the hard drive cycles to a minimum.


of course this doesnt address the real problem and that is simply having a real fix for this from Buffalo.

Message Edited by drisok on 01-23-2009 01:27 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: jfourman January 23, 2009, 04:30:18 PM

drisok: Why don't you upgrade your TS Live firmware to 2.14? As I said in my earlier post, PCast DLNA to my PS3 worked for me with 2.14 with the exception of occasionally having to do a manual scan to update the index (although I now use Twonky). FW 2.14 has been available for over a year. There were several interim releases between your 1.1 release and 2.14 that include a lot of fixes and added Web Access.


The upgrade is here: http://www.buffalotech.com/support/downloads/

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: shaneman January 24, 2009, 10:17:54 AM

"Are users of the older models, such as my HD-HTGL/R5, out of luck here?  The last firmware update was installed at the end of 2007.  Please let me know so that I may consider an (more complicated and expensive) alternative.  Thanks."


Anyone?  I see in a list of discontinued products that the replacement to model #HD-H1.0TGL/R5 is the Terastation Live, model #HS-DH1.0TGL/R5.  (List of Replacement Models)  While I can't imagine that such would be the case, could I possibly download the firmware for that replacement model and try it?  I fully expect that the hardware is different enough so that the firmware will not work on my Terastation.  Just thought I'd ask the question.


So, please, can anyone answer the question of whether the HD-HTGL/R5 can/will ever be made to work with the PS3  Thanks again.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: jfourman January 24, 2009, 12:18:45 PM

I have 2 of the "early" TS Lives. The 2.14 firmware works fine.


Go to this link, select TeraStation Live from the "Product Name" drop down. Forget about the "Product Model" drop down. Download and install firmware version 214_102. Viola! You are now a happier camper.




The ARM9 processor in all models of the TS Lives is the same. I would assume that Buffalo is eliminating the 1TB and 2TB models because the cost of drives with higher capacity is dropping so there is little demand for the lower capacity drives on a high-end NAS.


EDIT: shaneman: I may have misunderstood your previous post. Is your TS a TeraStaion Live or a TeraStation or a TeraStation Home Server? If it is not a TeraStation Live, you are correct. The original TS has a PowerPC processor and cannot be upgraded with the same firmware as the TS Live; but there are firmware upgrades available on the link above for these models as well.

Message Edited by jfourman on 01-24-2009 12:38 PM
Message Edited by jfourman on 01-24-2009 12:58 PM
Message Edited by jfourman on 01-24-2009 01:01 PM
: Re: DLNA compatibility across Wifi Network
: fab1963 January 26, 2009, 03:10:34 PM

I have a Buffalo LSCHL F/W 1.02 and the DLNA server works fine on the ethernet side of my NETGEAR router (CVG834G). The LSCHL is connected on the ethernet side. A PC or an XBOX360 when on the ethernet side can see the LSCHL and the content of the media server with itunes for instance.


When the same PC is connected to the wifi side (same network), then the PC can see the shared folders and their content without problem but not the content of the DLNA server, itune detects the server but it appears emty.


It looks as if the router was filtering some traffic between the ethernet side and the wifi side of my Lan!


I saw many forums with people having this type of problem but could not find a solution.


Anyone has a clue?





: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: pharaoh February 04, 2009, 04:35:45 PM

Yes it is DLNA compatible

I haven't tried it with a Denon receiver but it sure works with many other products.  Go ahead and get a refurbished unit from Ecost.com for $68 (500GB) and try it for yourself.

You need to know what you are doing with networking in order for the Denon to see the LinkStation and you must have your router assign fixed IP addresses for both unit so they can always see each other without interruption.  If you don't have networking expereince, you will get frustrated and you will spend late night hours trying to figure out what you did wrong.


Good luck and let us know how this worked out for you and feel free to ask questions

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Techstep February 09, 2009, 08:25:35 PM
   Is there a fix for the Xbox360 in the future? Every website besides Buffalo's lists the Linkstation Live as Xbox360 compatible. It's a little misleading. Seems the PS3 is doing quite well. But, for the large percentage of people that don't have one it's not very pleasing.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: greatzano February 21, 2009, 09:42:07 AM

Hi, I am a newbie at this and I hope someone can help me.  I have a HS-DH320GL - have been using it as a music NAS connecting to a DENON 3808 amp.  Seems to work but have two problems 1) the Denon seems to lose the directory structure every so often.  It can see the HS but not files and 2) the Denon cannot display photo or play video.  Do I need to hack it or upgrade to 2.11?  I am now running 2.10.


Thanks a lot for your help

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 February 21, 2009, 10:03:42 AM

Hi all,


I 'd never thought my thread would have such success.

However, I'm still waiting for real answer from Buffalo about LS mini <-> PS3 DLNA compatibility


monthes are passing by....


>: °((

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: greatzano February 22, 2009, 07:16:38 PM

Hi, I have upgraded to 2.11 and things seem to run better now.  The Denon amp can see the directories and play .wmv files.  But strangely, it can't see all the directories.  I used PCast to refresh and flash the database but no change.  The software is flaky - can I get some real support?  Paul?



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: telcosoft February 23, 2009, 11:12:20 AM

Just bought HS-DH500GL solely for storage and connection to PS3. So far, what a waste. Running 2.60 firmware on PS3. Did the 2.11 update on the linkstation, since it "said" that is what it fixed. 

I can see the drive and what seems to be 10 or so random pictures, but nothing else.   

Called support and they said Sony is working on it since it's their firmware 2.60 that broke it again.

But I also have a Mac with a demo of Nullriver MediaLink running on it.  I turn this on(30 min limit on demo) and it works like a charm.  Pulls up the Nullriver MediaLink right under my Linkstation name in the PS3 menu and I can see on my PS3 every photo/vid/mp3 that is on my Mac.  

So I fail to see how the PS3 DLNA is not working.

Too bad I have to keep my Mac on and use it's hard drive, to use Nullriver solution.   

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Ucicelos February 23, 2009, 08:06:24 PM

Hi guys,


Wow this is a very long thread, now it would sound bad if i said that most of you are missing something...so I would say maybe i got a very god unit.


i had to spend some time configuring everything but the Linkstation DLNA works pretty much flawlessly with my ps3, haven't tried with a receiver so can't speak for that.


as for the videos it plays most of the videos and ones that it doesn't play are actually not supported by ps3, confirmed that by using tversity on my pc....


so stop bashing the poor company and maybe try to fix the network, one solution would be to upgrade the firmware on router, before i upgraded the router, starting access on ps3 would reset the router...causing everything to disconnect...


just my 2 cents 

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: mmmBuff February 24, 2009, 05:16:05 PM

In terms of support, the company fully deserves to be bashed.  I posted a very simple question on this forum (What file types are supported by PCast?) at least a month ago and it has yet to be answered.


I have a Linkstation Live HS-DH50GL with firmware version 2.11.  Using iTunes on my WinXP laptop, I can see the Linkstation as a shared device and I can see all the audio files, but I do not see any video files.  Nor can I see anything on the Linkstation from my xBox360.


I have no expectations that anyone from Buffalo will even address this post.  I assume they ignore such posts because they are aware of the bugs and they have no fixes available.


-Very unhappy customer.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elz64 February 25, 2009, 01:58:46 AM

I'm sorry but my  very first post that iniated this thread concerned only my linkSattion Mini that still not shows any files to PS3.


Many people have the same issue, but it looks there's actually no official support from Buffalo, this newsgroup looks like being only a playground where customer can express themselves; a kind of therapy group, but there's nothing in front

Message Edited by elz64 on 03-16-2009 08:51 AM
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: telcosoft February 25, 2009, 03:19:32 PM

I have sent emails and calls into MacroVision(company that bought Mediabolic, maker of the media server), DLNA.org, and of course Buffalo.  Next one will probably be the BBB, although seems Buffalo blows them off also. 


4 calls into support. Here's their story and they like to stick to it.  I wish I was making this up.  

1st "it's Sony's fault, always is"

2nd "yeah it's too bad, we know it's broke, but I'm not allowed to get information to or from engineering".

3rd. "As long as the PS3 sees the Linkstation, it's working, it's the PS3s fault that it can't see the files."

4th. "Send an email to info@buffalotech.com and wait for new firmware update, hopefully they'll make one"  seems like odd email address for support group(blew me off?).  btw, did that, no response.  


BTW Along with Nullriver's MediaLink running on my Mac, I also tried Twonky on my Mac and it also turns my Mac into a funtional DLNA media server that the PS3 has no problems with.  Both work like a charm.  Would love to try Twonky on the Linkstation, but of course can't telnet into it to get it installed.  For you kids out there though, don't try that at home even if you could, you will void your "warranty".   


As elz64 mentioned, therapy session over for me today.     

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: telcosoft February 27, 2009, 01:16:51 PM

What file types/extensions does the Mediabolic software on the linkstation try to index for pics/music/video? Is there anyone out there running PS3 firmware 2.60 and Linkstation Live 2.11 firmware(both the latest stuff) and can see the videos?  What are the file types? 



Yesterday's Buffalo experience,

1st call). "Did a force update of firmware as directed last night, didn't change anything, DLNA still not working for video's at all, what more can I try?"  CLICK hung up on me.  

2nd. What video formats does it try to index?  No answer.  "Sir, there are no known issues with the Linkstation and DLNA."  But a minute or so later said he was sure engineering was working on it.  What more can I do, I asked?  He sent me over to Sales dept.


Spoke with someone who seemed to care, said I would get call back that day, from someone after they looked into it.  Nothing yet.  


I have been calm and perfectly cordial in my calling and trying to get any help from support, but it is taking a toll on my nerves.  I just want to scream. It's like entering an episode of the twilight zone.  I just want direction on what more I can try, or troubleshoot, and some spec information so I can further try to figure it out for myself.  I used to support UNIX servers with Oracle and many apps integrated with them.  I like to test but throw me a bone here.  What files types have you tested with in your lab?  Even though I was told you only test with Buffalo products, it still might help.  Please, someone in support has to have enough pride and ethics to at least tell us the truth.  I should have known from that sigh at the mention of DLNA on that first call to support that this might not be good, but wow didn't expect this.  



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elektroorganik March 13, 2009, 10:50:33 AM

I turned my linkstation (HS-DH500GL) off over a year ago when I spent countless nights in front of my laptop trying to get my ps3 to play just a single video pr mp3, and to no avail. I couldn't even sell the thing on ebay! As i felt guilty about giving it to someone. 


Now I've seen the new firmware update (2.11) which supposedly fixes the issue. so I spend another day trying to get the firmware updater to work. Turn the PS3 on and..... NOTHING! It can see that I've got a linkstation but it wont let me see or play any files of any sort. I can't simply spend any more days doing this!!


It's a waste of time buying one of these products. If I wanted a hard drive, i would have bought one at a fraction of the price i bought my linkstation for. I'm so annoyed that I'm going down this route again a year after I tried so desperately to sort it out last time. I wish I had bought a different product - media server, one that works!


When will they finally sort this issue out? What a company!!!


Is there any one out there that has installed the latest firmware 2.11 on the live linkstation and their PS3 doesn't even read a single file?


Please help me. I'm going MAD!!!! again!

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: jeffla March 15, 2009, 09:43:51 AM

Will the Linkstation Pro LS-XHL give me any problems streaming music to my PS3.  If so then I will cancel my order before it ships and buy my second choice the Readynas.


Any suggestions?



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: BuffaloMuumin April 11, 2009, 04:05:15 AM

My Problem:


PS3 FW:2.70

Buffalo Linkstation (HS-DH500GL) FW 2.11


The problem still consists, if you have your PS3 running and then start your linkstation the PS3 can see it correctly and it can even play the video files for a while (1-3 minutes)  until the error message, DLNA error  2101, appears. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Linkstation works correctly as long as it is refreshing the media list on the Linkstation. But as soon as this is process is completed, it does not longer function as an DLNA media server because the PS3, or any other media streaming DLNA certified device for that matter, can see it anymore.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: BuffaloMuumin April 11, 2009, 04:13:29 AM

When I go to the PCast/DLNA media server setting screen the following error messages appear:


Software error:

Not connect at module/BufPCastDLNAControl.pm line 98.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

Software error:

Can't use an undefined value as a symbol reference at module/BufPCastDLNAControl.pm line 104.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Dustrega April 11, 2009, 02:12:21 PM
You could try going to Maintenance->Initialization->Restore and set the unit to it's factory default. You could also try the force firmware reflash method found here and then re-initialize.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: BuffaloMuumin April 12, 2009, 09:09:15 AM



Thank you very much, that did the trick, i just reinstalled the previous firmware (2.10), after I modified the *.ini file to not chek for the newest firmware (2.11), which now seems to work without a glitch. I can't thank you enough for your swift and expert answer.
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: dmil April 23, 2009, 12:34:59 PM

Dont know if the moderators will keep this post (my previous post got deleted and doesnt appear here).


DLNA on Linkstation is dead. Upgraded to 2.11 - still the same issues; electroorganik: I have just about given up on this NAS box being a media-server. If Buffalo wants folks like me to remain their customers, they need to show some customer-orientation otherwise, I'm taking my business elsewhere.


Paul/Colin: are you guys listening? Please take customers' messages to your technical team.


-- dmil

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: robaveli April 23, 2009, 01:53:23 PM

I have also had messages deleted from this forum.  My Linkstation has never worked with the PS3, i have updated it to the newest firmware, still with no luck. 


There still is a major problem and I would not recommened buying a Linkstation for streaming media to a PS3 because it doesnt work.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elektroorganik April 26, 2009, 04:13:28 AM

It works guys! I've been struggling for ages and it was answered a few posts ago.


Go into web admin / maintanace /Initialization / Restore


Restor the linkstation and bob's your uncle!!! PS3 should now play all your linkstation content.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: rockychrysler April 30, 2009, 08:51:12 PM

installed 1tb linkstation live 2 days ago and must say it's been a frustration getting it to work with my 80gb ps3.  however, there is GOOD NEWS! today it works!  here's what i found to be the successful order of operations.


upgraded to 2.11 firmware

created subfolders under share folder for 'our music' 'our videos' etc 

transferred a variety of file types to appropriate share folder

resync'd database using pcast option

(at this point, some folders appeared but no files on ps3)

left drive on all night

left drive on all day

found all linkstation folders/files accessible on ps3 this evening!


i think the darn thing just needs A LOT of time to index the database. don't know why.



limited avi support; some avis play, others do not

5 folder rule seems to apply; anything indexed deeper than that does not appear in file structure on ps3




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Dustrega May 02, 2009, 05:35:58 PM
Excellent info rockychrysler and well explained :) for your avi problem I would check the codec that some of the avis are using.  Since avi is just a container for the video the PS3 might not have the right codec to play the media.  Thank you for your helpful insight :)
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: IMWHEELER May 05, 2009, 05:40:43 PM

WOW what a thread - I have the same issues but still am unsure of what to do. First the hardware 


PC : Athlon 64 3000 - 2 GHz 2GB ram


Nas: HS-DH500GL firmware 2.10

Network - wired through 10/100 switch homeplug to Media Player

Media Player D-Link DSM510


My dlink can see the linkstation but can not read any songs / files directly

(0/0 files). If I use Twonty on the PC and leave it turned on all is fine. But like many others that was not why I did the research and bought a DLNA Linkstation!!!!

I have set PC cast and subnets but not set static ip's (yet - do I have to?), but I am wondering if some sort of software is required on the NAS. If this is the case how do I do it?


The Things I think I should do

1. Set static IP for LS

2. Se static IP for DMS 510

3  Set the LinkStation:
Model: HS-DH500GL
Firmware: 2.10
PCast settings:
Media Servers: Enable
Media Folder: MyMedia
PCast Password: Disabled
Limit DLNA Client Access: Disabled
Update Media List: Automatic Update


4. Update the firmware -but to 2.10 or 2.11 is not clear or  try the force firmware reflash method found here and then re-initialize. Maintenance->Initialization->Restore


And that should be it.


I am a bit uncertain about the firmware update, the questions are

a. I am in the uk where should I down load it

b. Do I have to run the forced method first or should I just run the exe file?


Can some in the Know (Paul / Moderator) confirm that is the right steps required


Much help would be grateful




: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: DIRY May 09, 2009, 05:50:41 PM

Wow indeed!

MANY thanks all for this thread, I stumbled onto it due to having a few (common it would appear!) issues between my LinkStation DH500GL (running 2.11) and my PS3.


I'd updated to 2.11 pretty much by accident whilst trying to improve write speeds to it from my new x64 Vista PC (firmware version was a red herring, turned out to be the ethernet driver on the new PC).



Both my PS3s (40Gb in my office, 60Gb in the family room) can see the LS as a media server.

Both can see and play my mere 4Gb or so of music.

Both can see and play my 8Gb or so of photos.


And finally, both can see and play (15mins and still going fine) my 40Gb (so far) of .mp4 movies :)


So far, so good... :)


The only slight fly in the ointment is persuading the LS to refresh the media list.

It seems to be done using the PCast page on my PC and then by a random alignment of  pressing the 'Refresh' button, the 'Reflash Database' button, and how the LS is feeling at the time.

I've yet to work out the exact procedure (but I suspect it's the refresh database that I need).



Both the PS3s are connected to the LS with an ethernet (wired) connection via a Netgear 10/100 switch.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: nielster May 16, 2009, 02:42:26 AM

Been reading through some of this long thead but couldn't find *the* answer - apologies if I have missed it.


My problem: Linkstation Mini and PS3 (Twonky 4.x offered -> 5 is required)


After PS3 upgraded to firmware 2.70 and 2.76, the Mini lost its capacity to stream avi-files to the PS3. I went to Buffalo's European site and was pleased to find a very recent firmware upgrade, 1.06, as of May 12, 2009, hoping that would take care of the problem. It didn't. Bummer.


Can Mini owners expect help from Buffalo any time soon? Any comment would be appreciated.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Hew75fr June 09, 2009, 03:19:27 AM

(sorry for my poor english)


For the Linkstation Mini and the PS3, here is the solution .

I have to connect to Twonky server (IPaddress:9050)

in the settings, you can configure the client. For the PS3 if you specifie "PS3" instead of "Twonky standard client", every AVI DIVX work fine on the PS3.

You must rebuild the database on Twonky Server (can take 1 hour !).



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: magosalas June 09, 2009, 08:10:28 AM

I had problems with the 2.7 PS3 firmware upgarde as all of a sudden my .avi files wouldn't stream. Came up as corrupted file yet I know that before the upgrade they worked and streamed fine. Found a dead easy solution - renamed the files from .avi to .mpg - and it suddenly all works again!


There is a batch command you can do at command prompt - something like ren *.avi *.mpg - and it'll change all the file extenstions for you, saving having to do each one in turn.


Hope this helps - but don't ask me why it does!



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Hew75fr June 10, 2009, 09:18:30 AM
   magosalas : to not have to rename your files you can configure Twonky server (see my previous message)
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elektroorganik June 17, 2009, 12:50:59 PM

Well i was raving about how it seemed to work. When you try adding a file (or files) the PS3 doesn't see them. Eveytime you add a file and you want the PS3 to see it. You need to re-initialise the linkstation again! Losing your ip address and everything else!!! After you have done that you'll have to wait for a good day or so until the database is fully populated.


It's still not no where near man enough for the job! It's very upsetting to say the least. I'm one of the many people (even on this thread) that has been trying to get this sorted for over a year. Buffalo seem to hide behind a wall. These products are not cheap. Would be nice to get a little help from Bufallo, or some feedback.



: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Dustrega June 20, 2009, 06:02:44 AM
I notice that you didn't mention going to the Media Server settings andclick on the "Restarting Media Server" button as opposed to doing acomplete initialization. Have you tried this?
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Hew75fr July 01, 2009, 06:27:02 AM
   You can change the refresh delay. Or make manuel refresh ! Or just wait for automatic refresh (about 60min)
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elektroorganik July 18, 2009, 06:55:29 AM
   I've refreshed the media server. See start of thread...
: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: Kashmahmood October 18, 2009, 11:00:08 AM

Hey guys


Did anyone ever get this working or figure out what the issue is?  I have a PS3 running v3.1 of PS3 software, and a Livestation Link Pro 1TB running 1.07 v of Buffalo software.  When I put a media file on the hard drive using my PC why doesn't it show up on the PS3?  Surely thats the core function of the NAS!!  How did they mess that up!!  I had to mess around for ages - restart the NAS, disconnect the media server and reconnect it etc on the PS3.....! 


I also get the protocol error 2101 / 2104 error messages...

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: djcliffsmiff December 29, 2009, 06:35:34 AM

I Also get the same DLNA 2101 error, and cant work out why its not working, Im using a Seagate Nas 420 Server. it used to work fine before but now not working for some reason and I cant seam to work out why. Did any one manage to solve the problem.


I always seam to get the error when I get to viewing the list of files, cannot even get to play any of them.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: twidget722 January 02, 2010, 03:38:53 PM

Same issue here, I can see the folders on my PS3 but not any of the files.


NAS :  LS-WTGL/R1-V3 F/W 3.10

PS3 : 120 gb version 3.15

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: elektroorganik January 04, 2010, 04:10:43 PM

After about two years of trying to get this useless box working i've removed my hard drive form the linkstation live and i've just thrown it in the bin :o). It eventually went into EM mode when i got back from Christmas '09 and I've been trying to recover it since and no one at buffalo seems to be able to help and vista doesn't co-operate with any software that buffalo supplies. Good buy Linkstation Live! It's been nothing but rubbish. I would advise anybody going through the same issues that i've been through to just stick a cheap old PC in your loft with a big hard drive in it, it will be much much better than a buffalo linkstation... I'm half expecting this post to be deleted soon, because that's the sort of company buffalo is. I'm seriously disapointed by this company. My personal time and devotion to sorting out this problem has been immense and unfortuately enough is enough.

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: venomshot April 30, 2010, 12:26:15 PM

Has anyone come up with a surefire way to allow the Linkstation Duo to stream all content to the Xbox 360?

: Re: DLNA compatibility ?
: mstriker1 May 12, 2010, 06:28:51 AM

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