Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

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reiggin
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Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

Postby reiggin » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:39 pm

I'm new to running Twonky on Linux and while I've gotten the server installed and up and running, I can't get it to scan my SMB share (a networked drive on a wireless base station). I didn't have any issues under Windows but I was hoping to be able to run Twonky on my Linux box instead. Is there a certain way I need to format the directory path in the "Content Location" field or is there another configuration setting that needs to be modified? Here is the path as I see it from the terminal:

/home/USER/.gvfs/'mediadrive on shareddrive.local'/Movies/'Feature Movies'

and here is the SMB path from when I drag and drop the folder onto the Content Location field in the TwonkyServer configuration screen:

/smb://shareddrive.local/mediadrive/Movies/Feature%20Movies

I'm a Linux novice at best and definitely a novice when it comes to Samba and network drives. I appreciate any help that can be offered.

elite1967
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Re: Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

Postby elite1967 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:16 pm

I Have a similar question:
how can I add a samba share in the "Content Location"?

i have tried "/smb://192.168.1.99/Music/music_files/music (MP3)" but it does not work!

My configuration:
Twonky running on Ubuntu 10
IP address: 192.168.1.92

Please help!

PeeBee
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Re: Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

Postby PeeBee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:20 pm

"\\192.168.1.99/Music/music_files/music (MP3)"

PB
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elite1967
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Re: Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

Postby elite1967 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:36 pm

Thanks for your reply, but it doesn't seem to work this way.
I have added the location "\\192.168.1.99/Music/music_files/music (MP3)" (without the quotes), but in the Server Status page it says:

Last database change: In Progress...
[-/\\192.168.1.99/Music/music_files/music (MP3)]...

Music tracks: 0

And cannot find any tracks in that directory (of course there are many tracks there).

Any suggestion?
Maybe I have to do something alse?
Twonky is running on Ubuntu 10.1 (xbmc-live version) and the server is a FreeNAS.

pearlofSofe
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Adding a SMB share as a Content Location on Ubuntu

Postby pearlofSofe » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:46 pm

hehe... actually no... but the guy in other forum said that he was able to play it via firefox. and in ubuntu, i cant play it in vlc or totem...


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