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Thread: Problem using iPad to stream music from NAS to Boxee

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    Default Problem using iPad to stream music from NAS to Boxee

    I want to use Synology "DS Audio" app on iPad for streaming alac audio from my Synology Diskstation NAS to Boxee.

    - DS Audio is working for playback directly on the iPad.

    - I can also play music on the Boxee (browsing on the TV), streaming from my Synology Diskstation.

    - But when I select Boxee as playback device on the iPad - which is what I want - and then click a song it never starts. It just loses the connection to Boxee and then switches over to iPad as playback device.

    Is there a solution for this?

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    I'm guessing that Boxee can't play audio in ALAC format, regardless of how you get it to the Box. Short of using something that will transcode it on the fly (which doesn't sound like what DS Audio does) or providing the music in another format, I think you may be out of luck.

    Here are the supported media types: http://support.boxee.tv/entries/2070...-media-formats
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    Quote Originally Posted by darcilicious View Post
    I'm guessing that Boxee can't play audio in ALAC format, regardless of how you get it to the Box. Short of using something that will transcode it on the fly (which doesn't sound like what DS Audio does) or providing the music in another format, I think you may be out of luck.

    Here are the supported media types: http://support.boxee.tv/entries/2070...-media-formats
    On this page it also states that "*Supported file extensions for videos, wrappers, and associated audio/support files include ../.. m4a ..//.."
    m4a is the same as alac (which I think is just a wrapper for flac-files)

    Boxee do play the alac-files when I play them navigating with the remote on the TV-screen. But not when I use DS Audio.

    I'll try some FLAC-files and report back!

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