HOW-TO synchronize your XBMC Media Center between every room in the house: Lifehacker - Printable Version
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HOW-TO synchronize your XBMC Media Center between every room in the house: Lifehacker - joebrady - 2010-09-10 19:23
NEW THREAD: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=157572
EDIT (2012/03/06): For anyone looking for info on using MySQL with XBMC v11, go with the XBMC Wiki instructions instead. The Lifehacker link will still work for v10.
- Flomaster - 2010-09-10 19:50
HOLY SHIT .... thats to easy..... should i end up with another tv and front end for XBMC I will be using this for sure
- lloydsmart - 2010-09-10 20:53
Fantastic guide. I need to buy some more TVs and PCs so I can try this...!
- avus m3 - 2010-09-10 22:30
Planning on getting my server setup today...was going to try and use the MySQL database. This is a little easier to follow than the thread on it right now. Thanks
- skunobe - 2010-09-10 22:44
That is just so great. Thanks for sharing this tip
- kophinos - 2010-09-12 21:15
maybe i'm special, but i cannot seem to get this to work. followed the tutorial, got my libraries on the remote box, but when i try to play a file xbmc says "this file is no longer available."
- PreviousN - 2010-09-17 17:05
This doesn't work for me either.
Part of the problem is that the author assumes that all pcs are running Windows. The other part of the problem is that the author doesn't elaborate on mounting media shares. By this I mean, if my server (also a media center) has my files stored on /media, then when I share via samba to my other computer, then the media locations don't match and xbmc is unable to find the files.
I sent an email to the author (his email is on the lifehacker page) and he didn't get back to me. While this was an exciting article, I have yet to see a working implementation.
- bcboncs - 2010-09-17 18:05
Seems like a cool concept but I have too many questions. haah
- mjjstorey - 2010-09-18 13:37
I have got this working now. I was more interested for the fact its using MySQL. I am a MySQL/PHP developer.
Things to note:
You MUST use a share to add things to the library
e.g. if you have a server/htpc (name Server1) and a separate htpc (name HTPC1), you do the following:
Set up shares for all media
On Server1 add the media locations using samba share, e.g. smb://Server1/TV, smb://Server1/Movies
I have just developed a VERY crude website which checks for episodes that you are missing.
I would also STRONGLY advise making sure that your files are named correctly before setting up the shares on the second machine.
- Ogi010 - 2010-10-05 05:36
I can't seem to get it working. According to my XBMC.log file, it can't find/connect to my server on start up XBMC as a result crashes at the splash screen.
2 seconds after I posted it, I got an idea for a fix, and it worked.
the article suggests that in the host tag, you do
that is if 3306 is the port you're using...