Answered Connecting to Synology NAS over internet with Kodi

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  1. Keiron

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    My daughter has got a Windows 8 laptop onto which I have installed Kodi.

    We have lots of stuff at home on my Synology NAS.

    What she wants to do is connect to the NAS over the internet, wherever she may be in the country.

    I have tried adding video files using WebDAV (I think it was) and entering the URL of my NAS, but it fails to connect. I do have WebDav enabled on the NAS.

    Does anyone have a link to a walk through guide on how to do this?
     
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    Could your NAS have Plex installed on it? Some do while some older ones can't as they're not powerful enough. Plex might be an easier way of sharing your stuff, she could use the Plex add-on in Kodi.
     
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    Plex might work, Plex Downloads because, the nas won't need to transcode, the laptop could do it.
    Still need a good internet speed.
     
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    signup to dyndns service which you would need to then configure the settings in your router and then setup the relevant port forwarding to the NAS then you nas needs to support good transcoding abilities and even then its depends on your home upload speed and her download speed.

    does she use kodi for movies on your nas or steam stuff from other sources?

    Plex would be a similar solution

    Thanks
     
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    Synology have a DYNDNS free service. I don't think the nas will need to transcode because she is using a laptop.
     
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    I've done this for a few years via plex on my synology

    That said, despite having very good Virgin internet connection, I always get it to transcode for streaming across internet as the speed always seems to drop off somewhere.

    You need a decent cpu to transcode on a synology nas.
     

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