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QNAP NAS HD Station - The Next-Generation Media Player Overview (Page 2)

By Tyler Bernath from Sep 20, 2013 @ 15:03 CDT

HD Station - XBMC Overview


Upon launching XBMC, you will be here, at Weather. The Weather tab allows you to view a five day forecast for your area, along with current conditions. The sources for weather are configurable in the settings menu that we will look at further along in the article.


The Picture tab allows you to view all of your photos that are stored in the NAS multimedia photo directory.


The Video tab allows a few options for watching movies or TV shows. To the left, we have the movie sub tab that we will look at in the next image, moving to the right there is the files section where you gain access to all video files based on a folder system. The Add-On section allows you to download all video related app from the massive development community.


The movie tab categorizes all your films while offering a cover photo to the right. Another feature is the classification of films according to the quality.


The music tab offers several sub sections that allow you to view your music collection from several angles including artists, albums and songs. You can also view your entire collection from the file section.


The system tab houses several different sections, along with a full on file manager. In the system info tab you can view the hardware configuration of your NAS, while the settings tab allows you to configure that XBMC interface to your liking.


As stated above, the settings menu allows you to configure the interface to your liking. Here you can change the appearance of the interface by using skins, change video, music, and picture settings along with setting up your weather service and any add-ons you may have downloaded.

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