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# 179429 8-Sep-2015 13:43
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Is it possibly to buy a NAS that supports access control for particular files?

For example if I don't want my young kids to have access to Spartacus, or The Walking Dead; can I require a password for anyone trying to stream those files from the NAS to a device - including over DLNA?




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  # 1381760 8-Sep-2015 13:56
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Are you expecting it to identify content types and restrict on that, or are you going to apply permissions manually? The latter is doable on some NAS devices, the former is more a role of a media server of some sort imo.

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  # 1381802 8-Sep-2015 14:30
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What devices are you streaming the content to and how are they accessing the files, ( Raw SMB, DLNA??)

Clients like KODI can run multiple profiles that allow differing levels of access,

 
 
 
 


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  # 1381830 8-Sep-2015 15:12
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If I've understood what you need correctly, Plex should be able to do this with their Plex Home solution (Plex pass required) - https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/203815766-What-is-Plex-Home-




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  # 1381833 8-Sep-2015 15:15
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I am planning to set up a Plex media server, which most of the video capable devices (Android, Apple, Windows, Samsung Smart-hub) in our household can access via an appropriate app.

If the kids (primary school aged) are watching movies via the Plex app on my Samsung BD player, I don't want them accessing M  or R rated movies.  But I would want unrestricted access via the same BD player


I would prefer to be able to restrict based on rating.  But I could also do it by folder.





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  # 1381839 8-Sep-2015 15:22
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From reading the information on that page you should be able to use a combination of managed users/protect via pin code to be allow you to watch non-restricted content with your user, but theirs be restricted all when using the same device.

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/204232453-Fast-User-Switching




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  # 1381851 8-Sep-2015 15:40
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Emby can do that as well I think, and they have server thingies for Synology and others I can't remember the name of.




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  # 1381876 8-Sep-2015 16:38
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Thanks folks.  NAS is one step closer to our house.

I hadn't heard of emby so I will have to research that too.




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