Connecting the XBox to the FreeNAS UPnP server
As the Xbox has a built in UPnP client, it can be easily attached to the FreeNAS UPnP server (Fuppes) in order to gain access to Videos, Music and Photos stored in a centralised location.
Switch on your Xbox and go to your My Xbox menu.
For Video, click on the Video Library option with your A button
As you can see, the FreeNAS server is displayed as a source. Select freenas: with your A button to continue
Since 3 folders were added in the previous step, select the folder you added with the video content in you wish to view. Press A to continue.
Select your Movie and press the A button
You can now press the Y button to play the Movie. Note that it does not show the Movie Box cover or try to show you a snapshot of the film using FreeNAS as a server.
For Audio and Music, go back to the Main menu by pressing the Back or B button and the select Music Library.
As with Video, freenas: is displayed as a source. Select A to continue.
The Xbox automatically pulls in the tag information from the FreeNAS UPnP server and builds the lists as shown above. From here, you can drill down in a similar way to that of Video by pressing the A button to play individual tracks, Albums, playlists etc.
For Photos and Images, Go back to the Main menu by pressing the Back or B button and the select Photo Library
As with both Video and Music, select freenas: as the source of your Photos and press the A button to continue.
As you can see here, FreeNAS pulls in all the photos from all the directories. The images shown here have been pulled out of the Music folders are are the album artwork you get after you've ripped CD's via Windows Media Player for example. Normal photos are all intermingled with these album artwork photos and you have no directory structure to choose from to narrow down your selection.