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Good news for everyone with a new DS 423 or DS 213+. These DiskStations are powered by a 1GHz PPC CPU so the the java package had do be reconfigured to match these devices. This job was thankfully done by patters from See his release notes to download and install the package on your new NAS.

This means it is now possible to run Subsonic (and all other java based programs) on every DiskStation exept the old PPCs from 2010 and earlier.

You can’t install Subsonic on these DiskStations, yet because I have to upload a specified package for that. Also I have to look for a special compiled ffmpeg file to enable transcoding.

I will work on this package during the next week, so you can expect the release for the next weekend.

I just wanted to thank everybody for your support and confidence in my work. Everyone who downloads a package from the package center motivates me to create new and better packages. Thanks to everyone who leaves comments, making this a community project. I will continue to provide packages as long as this blog is „alive“. My next step is to get an Atom powered Disk Station. Not only because my 4TB 211+ is nearly spilling over, but also to have both environments to test on.  Some statistics from my side:

  • more than 10.000 ownCloud downloads (via package center)
  • more than 4.200 Subsonic downloads (via package center)
  • more than 50.000 independent Visitors on this side since January (30.000 of them in the last 5 months)
  • about 250 independent Visitors each day

Keep on rocking…

Hi everyone,

good news again. Somewhere in the depths of one of the onwCloud sides I found a link to this side Not a design masterpiece I must admit, but it has the brand new 4.5 version on it.

Now it is 2:30 AM and the Synology package is ready.

I added a little log which is stored in /volumeX/@appstore/owncloud/owncloud_package.log and can be seen at the package center.

The other thing I added was the selection of the DSM link type:

  • http: Which is the default one on port 80 and unsecured
  • https: Which provides SSL secured connection at port 443

As ownCloud runs on the build-in apache of the Disk Station you can install your own certificates directly in DSM to provide certificate error messages.

Of course you can still connect both ways by typing the URL.

You can select your link type during the update process.

As always:  Back up your data before updating! Your files and settings should be kept but I can’t guarantee it.

Now have fun with it (update button should appear soon)

First of all: I can’t give real support for this just because I just don’t have the time. I will try to update it as fast as I can, but it won’t be as quick as the Subsonic or ownCloud package.

So what is it all about?

Serviio is a pretty neat dlna streaming server written by Petr Nejedly (Zip). In February 2011 patters got it running on Synology Disk Stations (his packages taught me how to build my own). At first he didn’t include an interface in his package which wasn’t really a problem because there is a full access remote console available. Then he integrated the PHP web console whis is basically just a bunch of files. Then he began to include the full java-based console and even got it working in one jvm with the server application. Sadly but comprehensible he excluded the console from his packages since version 1.0 because it is just to much work to do for getting the same results you can have by installing the remote console.

But as I am operating my DS from a multitude of devices a build-in console is the simplest solution for me. So I was looking for an easy way to get a console running on my DS and found Marks (mpemberton5s) PHP Web Ui at the serviio Forum, ask him for a permission to puplish it and here it is. 😉

Sadly I can’t get it to work in an iframe window inside DSM (the icon is clickable but nothing happens. Bug?). Now it opens a new Tab, looks a bit stretched on my 16:9 screen, but works fine.

How do I use this?

First of all you have to install patters serviio package carefully and follow the first five steps in instructions. You don’t have to install serviio on your local computer, thats what this package is for.

To install the console package add to your 3rd party sources like the one you added from patters to install serviio.

After installing serviio and this serviio console read patters notes carefully!

Now you are good to go.

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