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New Tutorials Available on HQ..

Configuring XBMC for SMB easy shares:
http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-179.html

Configuring XBMC for SMB secure shares! - user/password:
http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-180.html

Configuring XBMC for SMB shares on OSX (MAC):
http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-182.html

PDF version available HERE

How to use Windows File Sharing with XBMC
Written by DJB on the 24th of September, 2004

Introduction

This small document will show you how to set up File Sharing between your Xbox and PC. It is very simple (even more simple than what a lot of people would expect).

Xbox Media Center has a nice little feature included called Samba. Basically, what Samba does is provide a translation of Windows File Shares to Non-Windows environments.

“Samba is software that can be run on a platform other than Microsoft Windows, for example, UNIX, Linux, IBM System 390, OpenVMS, and other operating systems. Samba uses the TCP/IP protocol that is installed on the host server. When correctly configured, it allows that host to interact with a Microsoft Windows client or server as if it is a Windows file and print server.”

Quote taken from http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide


So, all these other programs that stream data from your PC are not necessary, you have everything you need within XBMC and Windows already.

I have tested this configuration on Windows XP Pro, but it should work on Windows 2000 Pro/Server and Windows 2003 Server as well. For Windows 98 and ME users, I am not certain about this, but it’s still worth testing. Maybe some of these users can leave feedback reporting if it works or not.

Anyways, I hope this helps some of you out…

Configuring the File Shares

Firstly, make sure you have Administrative privileges (or log in to the Administrator’s account) on your PC. You will not be able to set up shares otherwise. By default, XBMC uses the workgroup name WORKGROUP as the location to look for Samba shares, usually Windows will now set the default name as MSHOME (only Windows XP and later), make sure that you either change the xboxmediacenter.xml file, or set your workgroup to WORKGROUP in Windows. This is what the section of code looks like in the xboxmediacenter.xml file:

<samba>
<workgroup>WORKGROUP</workgroup>
<winsserver>-</winsserver>
<debuglevel>0</debuglevel>
<defaultusername>-</defaultusername>
<defaultpassword>-</defaultpassword>
</samba>

It’s pretty obvious what you need to change, just leave the other settings default.

With Windows XP Pro, it’s as easy as right-clicking on the folder or drive you want to share, and selecting “Sharing & Security”. Other Windows versions might want to try just selecting “Properties” then “Sharing”.

This is a screenshot of the window that is shown on Windows XP Pro:



In the Network sharing and security section, tick the box that says “Share this folder on the network”. Then, The Share name box will light up, giving you the option of selecting a share name. Windows will automatically generate a name for you, which is OK to use, but if you want to have customized share names, this is the place to do it. After this, Click Apply then OK. Your folder is shared…

Accessing files on XBMC

Firstly, make sure you have the right IP Addresses in XBMC. Newer versions since 2004-09-09 actually have the IP Configuration built into the program, so you have to edit the addresses in the actual program, not the XML File. There are other tutorials available which explain setting up IP Addresses etc.

When you browse for files with XBMC, you will see this option in the menu where you select the drive / share location: Workgroups (SMB)

This is where your new shares are located. When you click on the above location, there are a few folders to navigate through:

<Workgroup Name> - This is the name of your Workgroup
<Computer Name(s)> - This lists the names of the PCs on your Workgroup
<Share Name(s)> - This lists the shares available.

Once you’re in your desired share folder, you should see all the files that XBMC can recognize.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:34 am   
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Hi,

Good work DJB.. Ill also make sure this topic is sticky mate.. (doing it now)..

Ill add it to the Tutorials Section for everyone as well.
It looks very simple now compared to how it use to be originally..

thanks for the info..

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:14 am   
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Shocked

Sounds so simple....

Still got the same problem though.

I can easily access my SharedDocs folder that was already there, but I also what to share another harddrive on my pc, but for some reason I cant access the files in this one from my xbox..

Simply put

C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Shared Documents << Very Happy easily accessible

C:/My Shared Documents/ E drive 30GB << Folder okay, files access denied... Crying or Very sad

...not giving up yet though... can anyone see what I am doing wrong here..

My setup in the .xlm file is:

<path>smb://DOMAIN;privat-de743a40/MyShared/</path>
</bookmark>
<bookmark>
<name>WORKGROUPS (SMB)</name>
<path>smb://privat-de743a40/MyShared</path>
</bookmark>

So that seems fine...winged out "Share this folder on the Network" (C:/MyShared where the mounted drives are located)


Tried Samba to..

<samba>
<workgroup>WORKGROUP</workgroup>
<winsserver>-</winsserver>
<debuglevel>0</debuglevel>
<xbox>-</xbox>
<xbox>-</xbox>
</samba>


...but I am not sure what this is really gonna do for me...

Can anyone make any sense out of all this? Wink

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When making your other shares on your PC, did you do it via administrator login??

I'm pretty sure when it's set by admin it goes to all users...


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...the other Shared Documents were there already..but I do have administrator rights, so that is`nt the problem...

anyway its working now...!?

I left it alone for a few days..gave up you could say, thought I take another crack at it later..

Was nothing on tv, so just for the heck of it I tried accessing the movies folder on my xbox...and could suddenly view the entire E:/ hardrive...WTF!

I havent done anything since last time...I gave up the sharing and streaming bit..and just used the xbox as a gaming consol for awhile, then it suddenly decides to let me in...there must be a ghost in my machine Rolling Eyes

I did`nt chip the xbox myself..but I am guessing its got something to do with a software error..something that just is`nt working just right..I mean how else can you explain that I after saying A the same time everytime..but only getting a blah! in return..and then suddenly getting B?

well, well...as long as it works I am happy..hehe

Thx anyway DJB for your reply Very Happy

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Figured it out..I had shared the driver, but not the folder within the mounted driver...

Example;

C/:MyShared/E 30GB/torrents

- here I had only shared the driver E 30GB, but not the folders on the E drive like "torrents"

Amazing how long all this has taken me to learn...a lot of little details that needed to get in place for this to work Wink

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Good stuff Chilling_out.. Im glad you got it sorted yourself..

Your really coming along in leaps and bounds.. Smile
Keep at it mate..

hope you call xbox-hq home whenever your on the net..

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Yep, good work Chilling_Out Smile

You'll always find with xbox stuff it's usually easy to do what you need to, it's just either learning something or just ironing out bugs (like our new auto-installer 2.0, it's giving me hell, hehehe).

If you can, try and help out other ppl with some of their questions (that's if you know what to do ofcourse). Every little bit helps, even if it's just an idea you have or info that can point someone in the right direction.

Hope you enjoy your stay here...

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Absolutly, if I see any postings in which I feel I can contribute to finding a solution, I will show them the same courtisy as the members here have shown me Smile

Hei Skaaal!

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Cheers mate Smile

You'll probably end up finding yourself learning new stuff through helping other people out also, it's the best way to build up your Xbox knowledge...


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ok i'm not getting any of this i did what you said but for some reason my xbox is telling me (5mb network shares)=access denied ,(workgroups [5mb] networks)=nt-status-object-not-found ,(xbmsp network servers [auto discovery])=nothing ,(xbmsp network shares)=top window it says xbms://192.168.0.1:1400 ,(xns network shares)=xns://192.168.0.0:1400 so i thought maybe my firewall was doing this or my router so please infor this noob


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i got it to work but i have to have both of my firewalls off anybody know what samba will show up as in my firewall settings


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I just put my home network in a trusted zone in my firewall, and it works.


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Okay, this is really annoying me, because I had everything set up until yesterday. Razz

I have shortcuts in my XBMC that lead straight to the folders I want, eg.

"smb://pcname/sharedfolder/"

And they've worked for ages, but then my PC ups and kills itself, and I need to reformat it. And I can't get it working again!

This is a problem I had ages ago, and looking up my previous posts I just say "I fiddled around with it and now it works", but can't remember what I did. =/

In XBMC, when I go to open one of these shortcuts, it asks me for a username and password. I still have my laptop shortcuts, and they work fine, but I can't figure out what's different between the two.

I've set up the home network wizard, rightly named workgroup, (even changed the xml on the Xbox though that never made a difference before), and shared the folders I want. Still, it prompts for the username.

Can anybody help me? Crying or Very sad


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and looking up my previous posts I just say "I fiddled around with it and now it works", but can't remember what I did.


Dont you wish you replied now.. heheh lol

No seriously.. If you always reply to problems even if you fix them yourself you will always have a reference to go back..

God knows what you did.. Turn off your windows firewall and also make sure you have setup a share..

thats about it.. Its really not that hard..

anyway, hope to hear you getting it soon

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