HOW-TO synchronize your XBMC Media Center between every room in the house: Lifehacker - Printable Version
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- mwkurt - 2011-06-02 20:19
Yeah..you only need to update one machine in your network for all of the others to see the new movie/tvshow.
- mdewyer - 2011-06-02 20:53
Is it ok to run the Update Library option on the other machine, when a new file comes through and the other machine hasn't added it yet?
- mwkurt - 2011-06-03 12:05
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking but as I said, You only have to run update on one of your machines in your network for the file to be added to the database and be seen by the rest of your XBMC installations.
- HarryRosen - 2011-06-11 12:55
I have set everything up properly I think, but i can' set content and scan my items into the library, am I missing something?
Issues with shared thumbnails... - clambert - 2011-06-12 14:49
Xenomes Wrote:For everyone using this guide, there is a addon to it for sharing Metadata and Thumbnails data.
I decided to try and share the thumbnails and see how be the lag is. If it's too bad, I'll just revert. I started with my XBMC Live Ubuntu install.
At any rate, I ran into an issue at this point:
//192.168.0.201/Media/Thumbnails /media/thumbs cifs guest,uid=1000
As It Applies to Me:
//192.168.3.10/Thumbnails /media/thumbs cifs guest,uid=1000
When I do a mount -a (the next instruction in the tutorial), I get the following:
Any ideas? The Thumbnails share on my WHS (192.168.3.10) seems to be fine.
- HarryRosen - 2011-06-13 05:31
I did this to mount my WHS properly
//192.168.3.10/Thumbnails /media/thumbs cifs username=yourusername,password=yourpassword,uid=1000
just put in a user and pass that has access to that share it should mount.
the only problem i had was that since the thumbnails aren't stored on the local machine xbmc would crash when i started scanning new items. haven't figured out why yet. I am using the latest nightly
- jtheilbrun - 2011-06-13 19:14
So I set everything up according to the LH guide. When I try importing the library it goes through and seems to be importing it, but when it finishes I have no buttons on the home screen for "Movies" or "TV Shows". I can only access my files through the Video/File menu. I have tried re-adding the sources and that doesn't seem to help. I also try to set the content and it doesn't seem to save what I set it too.
My files are hosted on a WHS box across 3 different HDD, I'm sure I need to change something but I'm not sure what.
Edit: After checking the log it doesn't seem to be able to access the MySQL server. I have opened all the ports on the server and also the Zotac box. I've also turned off the firewall and still the same problem.
Edit 2: I'm not sure why it works now. What I did was installed XBMC on my netbook, put the advancedsettings.xml in the proper place added a source and it worked perfectly. I then went to my other installs re-added the .xml file and they worked perfectly.
- Xenomes - 2011-06-17 11:44
HarryRosen Wrote:I did this to mount my WHS properly
This is wat I use in my fstab file.
I use a directory in a share.
- clambert - 2011-06-17 13:15
Thanks HarryRosen & Xenomes for the Thumbnail guidance. I'm hoping to tackle it this weekend when I finally have some free time. I'll let you know how I make out.
- clambert - 2011-06-19 07:54
clambert Wrote:Thanks HarryRosen & Xenomes for the Thumbnail guidance. I'm hoping to tackle it this weekend when I finally have some free time. I'll let you know how I make out.
You guys rock! Using the username and password worked just fine. Early tests show no lag. I have more of a lag with the fanart showing up than the thumbnails.
EDIT: There doesn't appear to be a lag what-so-ever on the Windows 7 boxes loading the fanart. I'm willing to bet it's because of the SMB speed issues in Ubuntu. I really need to sit down get NFS running. The performance is supposed to be a lot better.