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Thread: Connecting Mezzmo "desktop" to Mezzmo Media Server installed on 2 different machines

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2011


    Quote Originally Posted by Coises View Post
    No... at least, I don’t think that will work. The problem is that this needs to be done using network paths from the beginning. To get it to work correctly when you already have a library set up, you would need to remove all the folders from the library, do a library maintenance to remove everything from the playlists (the definitions for smart and active playlists can stay unchanged, but the content has to be removed so it can be re-added referencing network paths), and then start over.

    The other thing you have to do is make sure that everything is accessible via network paths. So, if you have some files in "D:\Media\Movies" you must make sure that at least one of "D:\" or "D:\Media" or "D:\Media\Movies" has a network share that is accessible from each machine on which you will want to run the Mezzmo desktop application. For example, let’s assume you have shared "D:\Media" as "ServerMedia" and that your server machine is named HOMESERVER.

    Now, when you go to create a "Movies" folder, instead of adding "D:\Media\Movies" you add "\\HOMESERVER\ServerMedia\Movies"; then all computers will see the same thing.

    It might work to right-click an existing folder in Mezzmo, select Properties... and change the Folder from a local path to a network path, then run library maintenance; but I have not tried that and I can’t promise that it will work, or that it won’t cause new problems. If you want to try it, I suggest backing up your Mezzmo database first.
    Yeah, I had an "A-HA" moment right before you posted this.

    I backed up the database and changed the folder location to network instead of local and unfortunately, you do lose the metadata when you do that. Guess I've gotta decide how badly I want to redo it vs. how much I'd like to administer remotely.
    Last edited by smitbret; 05-11-2013 at 07:55 AM.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Melbourne, Australia


    Mezzmo v3.3 has been released and you can now change paths for existing files in your Mezzmo library whenever you relocate them to another folder or drive on your computer or NAS. Go to the Maintain Library dialog and click on the Tools tab.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    California, USA


    Sounds pretty complicated. I have tried VNC you can get the free version and try it out. It basically sends your desktop tot he other machine. It allowed my wife to fire up Mezzmo from her MAC.

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