[AppleTV2/iOS] Unofficial builds for testing! NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED - Printable Version
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- vike105 - 2011-02-26 05:14
procrastinator Wrote:No, not just you. Seem to be down for me too. The last build here isn't the most recent build available though. The last official build was on 19th Feb, last unofficial build (this thread) was 17th Feb, so if you're just after the most recent build then try these instructions:
Perfect...haven't been on the forums in a little bit. Thanks.
- Italo Disco - 2011-02-26 13:12
dazex Wrote:Check to make sure you're not reaching a path+filename character limitation in the smb protocol.
That worked, but there's still something strange going on. S07E06 and S07E07 had the exact same length of path+filename, yet only S07E06 could be seen...
I've now shortened the length of the various paths and filenames, and it looks like most episodes of that show are now visible on the ATV2. I'll do some more digging and see if I can figure out at which threshold files become 'invisible'. Do you happen to know the path+filename max length allowed for smb?
Update: I've installed XBMC v10 on my laptop and created a SMB connection to the PC that has the TV series. It scans the directories and to my surprise all episodes are found and play just fine. The ATV2 that accesses that same PC only sees about half of the episodes. My conclusion is that the length of the path+filename is not the problem here. At least not as far as the SMB protocol is concerned.
Also: some of the episodes that the ATV2 does find have a really long filename. Much longer than other episodes which it does not find. So to me it looks like the length of the path+filename is not the actual problem here.
- dazex - 2011-02-26 16:04
Keep in mind that the two devices uses different compiled SMB protocol. So you're not comparing apples to apples because XBMC works on your laptop but not on the ATV2. Also, ATV2 is running older copy...and that's why the developers are in the process of merging to the main branch. This will get us up to whatever version of XBMC the main branch is running.
Also, when you're counting character, keep in mind that certain characters looks like a single character to you, but it may be translated to %234 behind the scene, therefore increasing the actual character count for that filename/path combo. Just make sure you take these factors in while debugging.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - 2011-02-26 16:25
http://music.hadm.net not available now. please tell me when it earns?
- Italo Disco - 2011-02-26 16:43
dazex Wrote:Keep in mind that the two devices uses different compiled SMB protocol. So you're not comparing apples to apples because XBMC works on your laptop but not on the ATV2. Also, ATV2 is running older copy...and that's why the developers are in the process of merging to the main branch. This will get us up to whatever version of XBMC the main branch is running.That's good to know.
dazex Wrote:Also, when you're counting character, keep in mind that certain characters looks like a single character to you, but it may be translated to %234 behind the scene, therefore increasing the actual character count for that filename/path combo. Just make sure you take these factors in while debugging.
I'm aware of that. I'm using the %20 characters etc. visible in the debug log when counting. But I am now quite convinced that length is not the actual problem (or at least not the only problem...).
I took an mkv file that worked from day 1 and an mkv file that did not show up at all and placed them both in a folder close to the root (to create a short path). I renamed them to S01E01.mkv and S01E02.mkv and hey presto both files are visible and play ok. I then replaced the S01E01.mkv with another S01E01.mkv file that had trouble playing (so I just have 2 'problem' files in that folder, both with short names) and then neither of the files showed up anymore. It's as if one file in a folder can influence the behaviour of the entire folder. I'm now trying to figure out if it's perhaps related to the actual content of the mkv file, but so far I've not been able to come up with a pattern that could shed some light on this.
What really boggles me is that the S01E02.mkv file does show up if there's a 'good' S01E01.mkv present in the same folder, but does not show up if there's a 'bad' S01E01.mkv present.
- ssss25 - 2011-02-26 19:44
I did the two apt-get commands today but I am not getting any update from the 19th... When I go to System Info it says that it was built on the 17th. Has the 19th build not been posted?
- piotr - 2011-02-26 20:49
This looks promising !
Time for a new build ?
- ssss25 - 2011-02-26 22:28
My major issue is the buffering that keeps coming up! Hope it's a priority cause it really makes the device unusable.
- ssss25 - 2011-02-27 02:37
Sorry.. it is showing feb 19 looking forward for the new one.
- demminal - 2011-02-27 17:17
http://music.hadm.net is down is there a mirror, i need to reinstall the lastest build
or does some one have a copy of the deb file please.