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verhohner

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No Media from Network sources
« on: April 07, 2007, 10:55:08 pm »
Hi,

I have LinuxMCE installed on my HTPC and there are some other windows pc's connected via lan to this HTPC. The HTPC has a working network connection and the video files from the pc's are shared over the network. But LinuxMCE does not find any video files in the network. I don't have any files on the HTPC now, so I cant say if it can show any media files. I only know that dvds are show in the menu without problems...

corwin

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 10:34:06 am »

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 11:00:07 am »
Are you sure it has something to do with the grey screen? I think that are to different problems...

corwin

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 11:44:51 am »
No, it has to do with searching the forums before posting.

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 01:51:16 pm »
I searched the forums and found 2 threads about this problem. The first one tells me to add a "symbolic link" to detect the media. I can't image what this should be but heres a quote:
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So, if you have a hard drive on your LMCE box with media you can get it to show up inside video folder like this:

cd /home/public/data/videos

sudo ln -s /media/hda5 ./hda5 

And heres the link to the thread:
http://forum.linuxmce.com/index.php?topic=1347.0

And there was another thread, that refered to the wiki:
http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Usage_Intro

But I cant find there any information that is relevant for me. They're talking about "public/private" configuration of the files the whole time, not how to make the media visable first.

I hope somebody can tell me more precisely what I have to do...

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 04:52:40 am »
You might get some help from this wiki page, posted by corwin. 

http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Howto:_Using_Network_Shares

As I understand it, LMCE expects to be the gateway and firewall for your network and expects to have two network connections, one for the internal network and one for the external.  It will only look for and auto detect smb or windows shares on the internal network connection, so that might be a place to look for why it's not finding them (mine doesn't work either, but these are some steps others have used). 

HTH,

Stu 

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Re: No Media from Network sources
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 05:25:35 am »
mine doesn't work either, but these are some steps others have used

Stu,

Want to detail what you've done and where you got stuck? Solving your problem might reveal some useful additions to the howto.

Itai