Is there a good way to have Openelec installed on my RPi to stream videos from a certain directory on my Ubuntu desktop computer? I keep all my media on there since I have a bigger HDD and would like to use my RPi to stream to my TV. Everything is wired through ethernet (no wifi) and I can SSH into my RPi successfully.
I heard the best thing to do is set up a MySQL library? Sorry I'm such a n00b at this stuff, can someone help explain it to me? Not sure the best path to take. I also read about changing the port number from 22 to something else for security reasons?
I'll continue to throw in edits as I progress through this in case anyone else with the same issue stumbles upon this thread.
EDIT: Well I got a MySQL server set up fine thanks to this Youtube video, however half-way through he goes to a .xbmc folder in his home directory to edit an advancedsettings.xml file. I don't have the folder because I guess I don't have XBMC installed on my desktop, just my RPi. Not sure what to do from here.
EDIT: So last night I successfully got a video to stream. I set up the NFS by editing the /etc/exports file and adding the directory I wanted to share, with my computer's static IP and passed a read-only permission. Still haven't gotten the RPi to connect to the MySQL database, but I did find a hidden 'xbmc' folder on the SD card. There was no 'advancedsettings.xml' file so I'll probably have to create it later this evening. Does anyone know if there is a way to tell if it's set up properly with the MySQL database?