I am trying to connect my Roon server -1.2 build 142 - (running on Linux Ubuntu 16.04) to a Synology DS415+ NAS via Roon remote 1.2 on my Mac running OSX 10.11.4.
The Ubuntu host machine can see my music on the Synology NAS across the network at: ‘smb://thebrain/vortexboxbu’ without a glitch.
However when I use the same address for a ‘watched folder’ in ‘settings’ in Roon I get ‘Unknown error’ displayed in red.
I don’t understand how the Ubuntu machine can see the networked files without a problem, by Roon server running on the same machine and using the same address cannot?
Also I’ve set up a local watched folder ‘/home/douglas/music’ and I get a ‘watching for new files in real time’ message but although I have put some music in this directory Roon still says ‘No albums found in your library’.
Human nature…always cast aspersions on anyone/thing other than ourselves. I’d suggest that so far you’re pretty confused about how to set it up properly.
Have you set up the watched folder as a local folder or a network folder. Why not use NFS to mount the NAS share…it’s native to Linux and performance will be better than a SMB mount.
If you’re hell bent on SMB try IP address smb://ipaddy/vortexboxbu
Re local music, have you set it up as a local watched folder, are you sure the path is correct (Linux is case sensistive)? If yes, right click on the cog wheel and force a rescan of that watched folder.
You are indeed quite correct I am confused about to set things up properly. But as a paid for service, that is selling itself as a high quality experience, the instructions on how to setup and configure the linux install are pretty unimpressive to me!
Even though I have Roon successfully streaming TIDAL I am still unable to get it to see any of my music.