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[B2] LiivStreamer - Set up : Pictures Library

Author: administrator account Reference Number: AA-00384 Views: 7707 Created: 2015-03-09 16:17 Last Updated: 2016-03-02 20:13 0 Rating/ Voters

Introduction

This document reviews how to link archived music to appear on the XBMC/Kodi interface

Applies to

This article is applicable for supported Media Players as listed here:

Pre-requisite

These instructions are optimized for XBMC/Kodi systems connecting to the following Media Servers / NAS systems:

  • LiivNAS Media NAS / Servers

Write down the LiivNAS system's "Server name" - which consists of the name "LiivNAS-" + "the system's 4 digit serial number."
Example: The server name of a LiivNAS system with serial number 1234 would be: LiivNAS-1234


Procedure

Part 1 - Linking to the main server / system

  • Starting from the main menu, go to PICTURES and click OK on the remote



  • Click on ADD PICTURES...



  • A new popup will appear.  Choose BROWSE



  • A new side pop-up will appear from the left.  Scroll down to ADD NETWORK LOCATION...



  • Enter in the appropriate fields as shown, so that we can connect to the default server share:
    • 1. Server name: Enter LiivNAS-XXXX, where XXXX is the 4 digit serial number of the system. (Hint: This info should've been written down in the pre-requisite stage.)
    • 2. Shared folder: Pictures
    • 3. Username: Owner
    • 4. Password: 123456 
  • Then, scroll down and choose OK.



  • A new entry will appear with: smb://LiivNAS-XXXX/Pictures, as shown.
  • Highlight this entry, then click RIGHT to choose OK.



  • We will return to the previous screen, with the info as shown.  Scroll down and choose OK.



  • Once done, the picture library will be linked.
  • Proceed to part 2, where we can optimize our browsing experience.

Part 2 - Linking to the main server / system

  • For optimal browsing, we should change the view to show thumbnails.  To do so, highlight PICTURES to enter the library


  • By default, just a list of folders appear (LIST VIEW)



  • Click LEFT to see options.  With VIEW: LIST highlighted, press OK on the remote change the VIEW.



  • We recommend setting the system to VIEW: THUMBNAIL as shown below.
    Press OK on the remote repeatedly until it shows VIEW: Thumbnail.



  • Or, Choose VIEW: IMAGE WRAP, as shown below



  • Press BACK to exit - we are now finished with setting up the PICTURES feature!

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