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Cannot connect xmbc to windows share

Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:29 pm

So got a pi to use downstairs on the entertainment center for accessing music and movies. The issue is I cannot get the pi to connect to any of the shares for the life of me. The shares on on a windows server 2012r2 machine. I have tried both regular SMB sharing as well as NFS sharing.

For the SMB share the xmbc sees the shares in the workgroup but cannot connect even when I set it up manually inputting a user name and password. What else might I check?

For NFS (not much experience) I have shared the folder and xmbc sees the folder but I cannot enter the folder to see anything inside. Any ideas or suggestions? Been trying to find info on the internet but have not come across anything yet.

BTW.. this is under RaspBMC

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Re: Cannot connect xmbc to windows share

Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:44 pm


I'm no expert in this, but that's exactly what I use my Pi for.
I use XBIAN for this, and on the Windows PC I have installed Twonky Media Server.
Unfortunately it's a product you have to purchase in the end, but it works with the Pi, the Apple TV, the XBOX (old and new) and also XBMC on my Android phone.

Hope this is of some help,


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