Can't see shares on Windows 10 or TV

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    • Can't see shares on Windows 10 or TV

      Hello all,

      I am using omv for couple of weeks.

      I do not see my shares in windows 10 network, I can access it using ip address so it is fine I guess.
      But I used to stream video files straight to my TV from my old nas drive, now my TV does not see omv...

      Any ideas? or ways to fix it?

      Thanks.
    • For Windows 10 and OMV shares, try this HOW-TO.

      For your TV and really for any DNS service, use a public DNS server like Google. (8.8.8.8) If you set 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 at your router, DHCP clients will use these DNS addresses as well. (Using your ISP's DNS server is not a good idea.)

      If you have the option to turn DNSmasq on, at your router, I'd turn it on. However, local DNS, so your TV can resolve names to IP's, has spotty support on consumer routers but there are ways around this limitation. For streaming to your TV, you could try the mini DLNA plugin for OMV.

      If you can set a Windows WORKGROUP for your TV, I'd try it.
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      Otherwise, @donh is right, more details would be needed.

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    • flmaxey wrote:

      For Windows 10 and OMV shares, try this HOW-TO.

      For your TV and really for any DNS service, use a public DNS server like Google. (8.8.8.8) If you set 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 at your router, DHCP clients will use these DNS addresses as well. (Using your ISP's DNS server is not a good idea.)

      If you have the option to turn DNSmasq on, at your router, I'd turn it on. However, local DNS, so your TV can resolve names to IP's, has spotty support on consumer routers but there are ways around this limitation. For streaming to your TV, you could try the mini DLNA plugin for OMV.

      If you can set a Windows WORKGROUP for your TV, I'd try it.
      ______________________________________

      Otherwise, @donh is right, more details would be needed.
      Thanks! mini DLNA plugin made it work.
    • teckthekid wrote:

      Thanks! mini DLNA plugin made it work.

      Did the Windows 10 HOW-TO work for you?

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      OMV 4.1.13, Intel Server SC5650HCBRP, 32GB ECC, 16GB USB boot, UnionFS+SNAPRAID
      Backup: OMV 4.1.9, Acer RC-111, 4GB, 32GB USB boot, 3TB+3TB zmirror, 4TB Rsync'ed disk