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(Solved) DS Photo (DNS) - Black screen using Chromecast

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I discovered a flaw in the DS Photo mobile app.

 

If you login using DNS name, and try to stream your photo to your Chromecast inside the app, you will get a black screen only.

If you login using your Quickconnect name, Chromecast works fine.

(I used my DS211 to test this.)

 

As, for obvious reasons, I want to use DNS name to my bare-metal XPEnology, I reported this issue to Synology on my DS211 device, but got no reply.

 

All other DS mobile apps works fine using DNS name, but not DS Photo.

 

My question(s):

- Am I the only one having this problem?

- Did anyone manage to solve it?

- Are there any other 3rd party alternatives for DS Photo that will work both internal and external with DNS?

 

For now, I uploaded everything to Google Photo, so able to cast it from there, but would prefer local storing only.

 

Appreciate any help or hints.

Cheers

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Found out this has to do with the hardcoded DNS inside the Chromecast.

Blocked routes to Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) on my router and DS Photo is now working again, when I log in using a DNS name.

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