Adding Music from a shared folder on a Synology

tested on Synology DS412 in combination with Volumio 0.978 for Raspberry Pi 3

Since both Synology and Volumio for Raspberry PI are Unix based the preference is to use NFS type file sharing.

For more information visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_File_System

Synology preparation To enable NFS on Synology follow the detailed guide from Synology [https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/File_Sharing/How_to_access_files_on_Synology_NAS_within_the_local_network_NFS]

The guide will explain in great detail the steps required.

The final NFS rule configuration is shown in the screenshot. The most important part is the Squash setting. The required access is RW and since it's wise to disable the Guest account on your Synology, the Squash setting must be set to Map all users to admin.

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Volumio preparation

  • Go to settings > My Music
    • Add New Drive
  • Make sure you configure the share as shown in the screenshot.

volume1 is normally the first part of the path, followed by the name of your share. In this case Music

Since we shared using NFS no username and password is required and

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