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sixdoublesix

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CloudStation DLNA not working
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:30:11 pm »

I have the single drive 1TB Cloudstation and I copied my films from my Mac to the NAS to stream to my PS3 and Samsung Smart TV. Had no problems before with a LinkStation Live and I have set the DLNA correct in the CloudStation.

Probelm is when I got to select a film, I can navigate to it but it says NOT SUPPORTED FORMAT. I have tried MP4, AVI and MOV on both the PS3 and SMart TV but it wont stream.

Anyone have any ideas why? all the files worked fine and streamed on my old LinkStation


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 05:36:01 pm »

for the PS3, have you tried this to check the file types for PS3?


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 03:55:15 pm »

Hi, Yes I have the correct files but the CloudStation is for some reson not streaming them in the correct format. The DLNA is working as the files can be found.

All the files were from my LinkStation so I know they work.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 02:16:12 am »

Hi, any joy?


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 10:23:23 am »

the cloudstor/cloudstation is not a DLNA certified product.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 11:53:11 am »

drmemory wrote:

the cloudstor/cloudstation is not a DLNA certified product.


This kind of suprises me, cause on the box it cleary stated that you can stream multimedia content to any DLNA or uPnP A/V media playback device. I have the same problem. I can't stream any music or movies to neither my TV or mediastreamer and that's why i bought this cloudstation. Now you're telling me it's not DLNA certified? Shame on you Buffalo.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 03:01:57 pm »

I have the same problem with the Cloudstation but will dlna work with the Linkstation?


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 09:09:29 am »

Most Linkstations are DLNA certified.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 06:33:14 am »

drmemory wrote:

the cloudstor/cloudstation is not a DLNA certified product.


Who gave you this information??

It is wrong!

 

Have a look at

 

http://www.buffalo-cloudstation.com/en/products.htm

 

It clearly states "DLNA" certification for all three cloudstation models!


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 06:36:34 am »

djnkhq wrote:

drmemory wrote:

the cloudstor/cloudstation is not a DLNA certified product.


This kind of suprises me, cause on the box it cleary stated that you can stream multimedia content to any DLNA or uPnP A/V media playback device. I have the same problem. I can't stream any music or movies to neither my TV or mediastreamer and that's why i bought this cloudstation. Now you're telling me it's not DLNA certified? Shame on you Buffalo.


Hi djnkhq,

 

did you enable streaming in configuration settings?  By default it is disabled.  After manually enabling it works for me.  My Samsung TV sees the cloudstation and can stream photos, music, video.

 

To enable:

 

1. goto http://cloudstor.pogoplug.com and login

2. click "Media settings" on the left side

3. Change "Stream photos, videos and music to your PS3 and Xbox 360" from "disable" to "enable" and click "Apply changes"


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 08:04:04 am »

Axe, this is a USA forum. Devices for other regions have different specifications. The unit is NOT DLNA certified. While it may support PS3 and the Xbox it is not DLNA certified. With this feature enabled it may be seen on other devices, but it may or may not work and is not supported to work.  


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 01:25:23 pm »

So you want to say that in Europe the devices are advertised as DLNA certified even so in real they are not DLNA certified?? Interesting interesting.... if this is true, one could say bufallo is lying and advertising in europe with features that the device does not support ?

 

By the way, media streaming is done by software and there is only one Firmware for cloudstation not a different one for europe and USA. This means USA devices and Europe devices both have the SAME media server. How is it in this case possible that media server on europe devices is specified as DLNA certified and media server on USA devices is NOT DLNA certified?

 

Is the european DLNA standard something different than USA DLNA standard?

 

Very confusing....

 

 

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Ahh found something very interesting, going to cloudstor US product page on facebook

 

https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloTech/app_4949752878

 

It tells:  DLNA certified !!!

 

The specification table there ist exactly the same as on

 

http://www.buffalocloudstor.com/products/

 

except that on http://www.buffalocloudstor.com/products/ the row with DLNA certified is missing!

 

Seems that one of the marketing guys at Buffalo did not cheat correctly and forgot to change the product details on facebook!!  I bet when cloudstor devices where launched in US,  they were advertised with DLNA certified too.   And some time later Buffalo decided out of some unknown reasons to silently "remove" the feature.  But pittyfully Buffalo forgot to remove it from all websites and facebook sites...


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 08:54:12 am »

Like I said, this is a USA forum. Our device in the USA is not DLNA certified. If you need help with a European model you need to contact their support. They may have the same version number of firmware but it may not be the same firmware. Perhaps there was a mistake on the DLNA statement from sales. I will have this updated. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 11:27:57 am »

Hi Axe,

I tried it all, a couple of times, no succes. Does anyone know where to find support for an European Model? I think mine is broke cause i read the packaging again and it's clearly stating that it comes with an intergrated DNLA Certified multimedia streamer.


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Re: CloudStation DLNA not working
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 07:21:18 am »

djnkhq, WHAT does not work in your case?  Do you see the setting to enable DLNA:

 

To enable:

 

1. goto http://cloudstor.pogoplug.com and login

2. click "Media settings" on the left side

3. Change "Stream photos, videos and music to your PS3 and Xbox 360" from "disable" to "enable" and click "Apply changes"

 

??

 

Does your TV / player "see" your Cloudsation / pogoplug Device AFTER enabling using the above steps?

 

Or is only playbach not working?  Images? Music? What does happen?

 

 

Europe support:  http://www.buffalotech.com  select in the upper right corner region europe.

 

Direct link for Germany:

 

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/de/support.html