I finally decided to give up on trying to get the NAS to list the files, and moved to a local USB storage.
Mostly all is working great, but I did notice stuttering on a particular album that is high bitrate (24/192), the audio would play for a second or two, then pause, then return, repeatedly. It doesn’t happen with other 24/192 files, just this album, I noticed the bitrate in MPod listing it as much higher than other files. I tried to tweak some settings in playback menu (buffer size, percentage), but it didn’t help.
If someone wants to give it a try please send me a PM and I’ll provide a link to one of the files (I don’t want to publish a copyrighted file on the forum). The album is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, by the way.
P.S. Anyone out there can recommend the best kernel configuration for a CMedia based DAC (Emotiva XDA-2)?