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Metro Music App does not read music on network drive

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    Metro Music App does not read music on network drive


    Hi, anybody can help me how to get Metro Music App to read and play my music library from Synology 212j+ network drive?
    Thing is it works fine for standard windows 8 media player so why the heck does it not work for Metro Music App?

    When I select a song from the explorer it is played by metro but where are all the other files?
    I have a Dutch - not yet supported region - Windows Account, so cant login music and xbox.
    I have added synology shared music folder to my desktop music library but explorer keeps warning me that some features may not work so I have also indexed the folder but still no success

    It gives me the creeps these complications and Windows may be loosing another user to the Apple platform (which would mean spending a lot of money to replace my windows home system but at least everything is compatible - I guess)


    please help, I tried a lot already

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjengie View Post
    Hi, anybody can help me how to get Metro Music App to read and play my music library from Synology 212j+ network drive?
    Thing is it works fine for standard windows 8 media player so why the heck does it not work for Metro Music App?

    When I select a song from the explorer it is played by metro but where are all the other files?
    I have a Dutch - not yet supported region - Windows Account, so cant login music and xbox.
    I have added synology shared music folder to my desktop music library but explorer keeps warning me that some features may not work so I have also indexed the folder but still no success

    It gives me the creeps these complications and Windows may be loosing another user to the Apple platform (which would mean spending a lot of money to replace my windows home system but at least everything is compatible - I guess)


    please help, I tried a lot already
    Hi there
    Goede Morgen !!

    Remember that W8 is still technically in BETA so there is more to come out.
    Since multi-media and connectivity is very important this I'm sure will be fixed in the final builds of W8.

    I shouldn't base your purchasing requirements against what's in a BETA build of an OS. -- Wait till the Final before making that decision -- and meantime use something like Winamp or plenty of other free music playing apps most of which can also stream to and from smart phones etc.

    Cheers (Tot Ziens)

    Jimbo
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    goedemiddag, so i installed the release preview today and still i cant add my synology server music folder to my library.
    it sucks so much Windows, it isnt for consumers anymore
    already set my mind on my next apple mini pc, time capsule, ipad and iphone configuration
    sorry guys but after having bin windows addic from the early days i get tired of them, always behind things
    cheers
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    Windows 8 Release version


    Hi sjengie, well dont make conclusion about windows 8, just because of what the current releases have and how it is, . . Product not completely available for launch, it is in still review stage, . so wait till the final release , mean while check for the closed issues that other users were reported. .
    P.S : I am a fan of Mac and 'i' products(iPhone,iPad....)
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