Airport Disk problems with Xbox Media Center

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  1. vashim66 macrumors member

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    Has anyone successfully connected to an Airport Disk with Xbox Media Center yet?

    I have my airport disk all setup and can view it with my mac and another PC just fine, however I get "connection refused" when trying access it via SMB within Xbox Media center.

    Any ideas are welcome.
     
  2. markjewiss macrumors member

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    Am trying this now, but haven't even gotten as far as you - how did you get the Xbox to recognise the disk - I'm trying to get to it using an SMB share to 10.0.1.1 (the IP of the AEX) but the Xbox can't even see that! :(

    Mark.
     
  3. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm just browsing the SMB network under the video section. It's one of the default network paths in the sources.xml file. It shows me all my SMB shares on my network, 1 PC, 1 Mac, and my airport disk (which is named some crazy number and letter name which I don't seem to have control over with the apple airport disk software).

    I tried formatting the drive in both fat32 and HFS+, but neither worked btw.
     
  4. markjewiss macrumors member

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    COuld you send me or post here that entry - I've gotten rid of all of the default values I'm afraid and lost this one...

    Mark.
     
  5. err404 macrumors 68020

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    I have my airport disk working with XBMC. The below line is from my sources.xml

    <path>smb://usersname:password@192.168.1.1/media1/videos/</path>
     
  6. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Code:
    <path>smb://usersname:password@192.168.1.1/media1/videos/</path>[/
    
     
  7. markjewiss macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Managed to work this out, it is fairly easy, but a shame it's not documented (well I couldn't find it anyway). What got me is that you have to add a directory name to the setup in XBMC, I've been trying to access the root of my drive. Also XBMC doesn't seem able to browse from the Airport Extreme until *after* you've added a directory, and then you can only go down within that directory... Oh, and in case anyone wonders about the username settings, I used the full user from my MBP and that password, even though I've got guest disk access turned on (which I thought negated the need for a password).

    Ta,

    Mark
     
  8. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is the media1 directory designated by the airport base station is it just a placeholder for the SMB sharename that the airport automatically assigns?
     
  9. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    For some reason my Airport SMB Share is called 0016CBC18567. I cannot connect for the life of me. Any recommendations?
     
  10. comTee macrumors newbie

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    Can someone please post a screenie with all setttings in AEBS, XBMC and sources.xml? Would be very much appreciated because I can't get the damn thing to work with the description so far but I'm a noob with comps so maybe that's why.. :S


    When the line says something like this below. Is that line completed than or do I really have to write the username and password for example "xbox", "xbox" and than save it and transfer back to the Xbox?
    <path>smb://usersname:password@192.168.1.1/media1/videos/</path>

    Is media1 the partion on the USB HDD or just a folder?

    Where do you get the 192.168.1.1 ip when the AEBS has something like 10.0.1.1?

    Is path-code code above under "SMB Network Share" or "WORKGROUP (SMB) Network"?
     
  11. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I got it working, but still have a problem.

    <path>smb://usersname:password@192.168.1.1/media1/videos/</path>

    username=your login that you specified in the airport disk section in the Airport Admin Utility
    password= password for that login

    192.168.1.1 = IP address of your new fancy airport router. it might be 10.0.1.1 depending on how you have DHCP setup.
    media1= name of harddisk, this could be anything you want
    videos = folder within the media1 share..you must make this folder on your comp beforehand if you want it there.
     
  12. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, so my latest and hopefully final problem with this...

    I have all my movies ripped as Movie Name/VIDEO_TS/ and I can only get them to play in the File List mode. if I add them to the media library mode, they won't play whatsoever, yet still work fine if i just go straight to the directory and hit play. I still have to look at the log file and such, but it just seems kind of strange.
     
  13. comTee macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I'm repeating a question again... Remember I'm a total nOOb here so ;)

    Should the code go below "SMB Network Share" or "WORKGROUP (SMB) Network"?
     
  14. vashim66 thread starter macrumors member

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    neither, open up your sources.xml file in the userdata folder and add a new source under in the video section.
     
  15. comTee macrumors newbie

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    Finally got it to work! Thx for the help! =)

    next up, thumbnails...how to?
    I have the sources.xml-file sorted something like this below, and I know the image must be on the local driver (Xbox).

    <bookmark>
    <name>Videos | Airport</name>
    <path>smb://username:password@10.0.1.1/hangar/videos/</path>
    <thumbnail>E:\Apps\XBMC\media\movies.png</thumbnail>
    </bookmark>

    Do I need a BM for each movie or how does XBMC know which image to look for? Can someone give me a example please?
     

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