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Hi,
I have downloaded MS and the Mac performs the usual opening procedure but when I click on the MS icon nothing happens. Any ideas?

Regards
(30-06-2012 12:53)Wildgoose Wrote: [ -> ]Hi,
I have downloaded MS and the Mac performs the usual opening procedure but when I click on the MS icon nothing happens. Any ideas?

Regards

You need to click on the tray icon with a minim symbol at the top of the screen. When you do this, you'll get a pop-up menu with various choices.
Yes there is 'stop' 'restart' etc but clicking on any option has no effect.
What happens if you click on About? You should get a dialog box confirming that MinimServer is running.

If the About dialog says that MinimWatch is running, you need to uninstall MinimWatch and install MinimServer instead.

If MinimServer is running, you can click on Properties and check the settings. What is the value of the contentDir field?
Clicking on About gives a dialog box - "MinimServer 0.51, Copyright © 2012 Simon Nash. All rights reserved.
Running on local host - iMac local." It says nothing of MinimWatch.

The contentDir from Properties reads "/Users/mike/Music"
It sounds like MinimServer is installed and running correctly. MinimServer should have scanned all your music files under the /Users/mike/Music folder and made these files available to browsing and playing using a UPnP control point such as Linn Kinsky. If this isn't the folder where you keep your music files, you need to change the contentDir property to the correct location, press OK, and select Restart from the tray icon pop-up menu.

Have you tried browsing and playing your music using a UPnP control point? You can't do that with MinimServer because MinimServer is just a server and not a control point or music player.
Hi Simon,

I'm still having no joy in opening MS. Are you able to offer any more help?

Regards
(10-07-2012 17:05)Wildgoose Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Simon,

I'm still having no joy in opening MS. Are you able to offer any more help?

Regards

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're trying to do that isn't working. You can't open the MinimServer icon in the Dock by clicking on it. Instead, you need to interact with MinimServer by using the minim icon in the menu bar.

From your previous posts, it sounds like MinimServer is installed and running correctly. To browse and play your music, you need to use a UPnP control point such as Linn Kinsky. What happens if you start Kinsky? Do you see MinimServer under the Kinsky Library selection? If so, does Kinsky display your music files when you open the MinimServer library in Kinsky?
(10-07-2012 20:54)simoncn Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-07-2012 17:05)Wildgoose Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Simon,

I'm still having no joy in opening MS. Are you able to offer any more help?

Regards

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're trying to do that isn't working. You can't open the MinimServer icon in the Dock by clicking on it. Instead, you need to interact with MinimServer by using the minim icon in the menu bar.

From your previous posts, it sounds like MinimServer is installed and running correctly. To browse and play your music, you need to use a UPnP control point such as Linn Kinsky. What happens if you start Kinsky? Do you see MinimServer under the Kinsky Library selection? If so, does Kinsky display your music files when you open the MinimServer library in Kinsky?

Thanks for this Simon,

I think the problem might be that all my music is on a Ripnas Zoneripper. Should I install MS on this and if so can you tell me how to do so?
(11-07-2012 15:31)Wildgoose Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for this Simon,

I think the problem might be that all my music is on a Ripnas Zoneripper. Should I install MS on this and if so can you tell me how to do so?

Can you access the RipNAS as an external disk from your Mac? If so, you can do the following to point MinimServer at the external disk. I've tested this on Lion.

1) Bring up Properties from the minim icon on the menu bar and delete the value in the contentDir field. Press OK to confirm this change,
2) Select Restart from the minim icon. You should get a "Select Content Directory" dialog.
3) In the directory selector (below the "File:" entry field), select 'Macintosh HD'.
4) In the list of files, you should see 'Volumes' at or near the bottom. Double-click 'Volumes'.
5) In the list of files, you should see all your disks, including external disks. You should be able to navigate to the correct folder on your external disk and press Select.

There's no MinimServer installation package for the RipNAS. The RipNAS runs Windows Home Server, so you might be able to install the Windows x86 version of MinimServer on the RipNAS if you can access the RipNAS Windows desktop from another computer. It would be simpler to get MinimServer working on the Mac by following the above instructions.
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