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would like a easey way to have media that not on the local computer but still on local network integrated in to the media browser to make it easer to play the media
I guess there is no general way of handling that, as every NAS can/will behave different.

If your NAS provides a simple file listing via HTTP, browse it with Nightingale, a playlist will get displayed under the folder listing.

If your NAS provides a way to mount it (with Drive letter on Windows), you can use the same way: open a new tab and insert the path to the folder.

If none of the above applies to you, please post on what way you can access the files.

.... and if you not only want playback, but you need them in your library, you might be able to import them via File|Import Media (rough translation from German). If not, it will probably be simple to add support given that the files are accessible without any authorization.
(08-07-2012, 07:55 PM)ThierryC Wrote: [ -> ]This is just the worst solution I have ever read to listen to my music over the network. It is like listening your music through a FTP manager, can you play randomly a playlist this way? I know the answer, you can't!
Every NAS can handle SMB & NFS, don't you know?

Please read my answer again, I presented multiple ways to access the files, and also one way which will do the library integration step (which includes playlists, random access, etc.):

rsjtdrjgfuzkfg Wrote:.... and if you not only want playback, but you need them in your library, you might be able to import them via File|Import Media (rough translation from German). If not, it will probably be simple to add support given that the files are accessible without any authorization.

This includes the way you solved the issue on mac: mount the network drive, and just import from the mounted path. Nightingale does not care where your music physically is, it should only be accessible by a uri (and file: uris work best).
If watch folders are available on linux (not sure about that), they should work on the mounted folder, too.