Filesharing solutions from Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

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AFP from MAC (very easy, native, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=109723

WebDAV (very easy, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106636

FTP (quite easy, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106038

FTP (easy, free, reactivate native FTP server in Lion):
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-200...os-x-lion/

NFS from MAC (quite hard, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=91776

NFS from Windows (? ? ?):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106524

UPnP (easy, 10$):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106652

SMB (hard, free):
http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=38629
http://www.johnlarge.co.uk/2011/07/19/os...t-working/

If you need support, please ask your question in the specific thread. Thanks.
(This post was last modified: 2011-11-04 15:15 by jd2157.)
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Sounds like a very good idea to me.
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haha at easy...hard! So is Leopard (SMB etc.) free and a walk in the park ? Smile

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Done! Hope you don't mind I edited the title to accurately reflect the thread.

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Another SAMBA install guide for Lion here:

SAMBA Install Lion

Note: I haven't tested this as it's not required for me, just thought I'd put the info up.
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keith Wrote:Done! Hope you don't mind I edited the title to accurately reflect the thread.

No problem ! Thanks !
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Cranial Wrote:Another SAMBA install guide for Lion here:

SAMBA Install Lion

Note: I haven't tested this as it's not required for me, just thought I'd put the info up.

added.
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ust updated to 10.7 Lion, completely lost SMB, finally installed a Webdav server and have excellent results to share:

In the past, with my AppleTV2 and SMB served on iMac running 10.6.8, I was not able to play 720p or 1080i videos, it would constantly buffer and the stream became horribly, unwatchable. After changing every setting in my router, going completely wired 1000gbps to the router on both machine and atv2, I realized it was doomed.

Today I installed MediaMaster Server from app store onto my iMac 10.7 OS, then plugged in the info on XBMC-AppleTV2ndGen and started it up and loaded movies very fast, streaming without any buffering or trouble. I then decided to pull over my largest encoded video, ~4.5GB 1080i 'The Last Airbender' and I watched for 15mins skipping scenes and testing it out, works perfectly. So that tells me that something w/ SMB protocol is jamming the atv2 or something from 10.6 OS X.

In turn I am happy,very very happy I can throw HD content at XBMC on ATV2 via MediaMaster Server via iMac 10.7 connected to Time Capsule at 802.11n to AppleTV ethernet connected and have no buffering or streaming issue.

Thanks Dev's and community.
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Hi, i tried this and works fine for me.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/15773022#15773022

i've used just for access my NAS, but can help you too.
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How about AFP on the client side? Is that possible? NitoTV lets you install Netatalk.
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rodrigocmoreira Wrote:Hi, i tried this and works fine for me.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/15773022#15773022

i've used just for access my NAS, but can help you too.

The issue here is using 10.7 to serve files, not act as a client. Thank you for your suggestion, but it does not apply to this situation.


htpcrelic Wrote:How about AFP on the client side? Is that possible? NitoTV lets you install Netatalk.

AFP support is planned in XBMC. It might be a while; there's no ETA on these things.
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I tried the super easy WebDAV solution with my XBMC@ATV2 & MediaMaster Server, it works fine and I can see my files and even play them. The TV/Movies scrapers also collect information (though it sometimes fails) from the files but the library mode playback never works, I can see my TV shows episodes sorted by seasons but the playback does not work - it always displays "the file no longer exists - do you want to delete it from the library?" when I try to play it via file mode it works just fine.

Any solution to that?


ben33400 Wrote:NFS from MAC (quite hard, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=91776

NFS from Windows (? ? ?):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106524

FTP (quite easy, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=106038

WebDAV (very easy, free):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106636

UPnP (easy, 10$):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106652

SMB (hard ! free):
http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=38629
http://www.johnlarge.co.uk/2011/07/19/os...t-working/

If you need support, please ask your question in the specific thread. Thanks.
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ecappabianca Wrote:ust updated to 10.7 Lion, completely lost SMB, finally installed a Webdav server and have excellent results to share:

In the past, with my AppleTV2 and SMB served on iMac running 10.6.8, I was not able to play 720p or 1080i videos, it would constantly buffer and the stream became horribly, unwatchable. After changing every setting in my router, going completely wired 1000gbps to the router on both machine and atv2, I realized it was doomed.

Today I installed MediaMaster Server from app store onto my iMac 10.7 OS, then plugged in the info on XBMC-AppleTV2ndGen and started it up and loaded movies very fast, streaming without any buffering or trouble. I then decided to pull over my largest encoded video, ~4.5GB 1080i 'The Last Airbender' and I watched for 15mins skipping scenes and testing it out, works perfectly. So that tells me that something w/ SMB protocol is jamming the atv2 or something from 10.6 OS X.

In turn I am happy,very very happy I can throw HD content at XBMC on ATV2 via MediaMaster Server via iMac 10.7 connected to Time Capsule at 802.11n to AppleTV ethernet connected and have no buffering or streaming issue.

Thanks Dev's and community.

Thanks! Free, extremely easy to set up, and works great!
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I purposely downgraded back to Snow Leopard on my home iMac specifically because of the discussion here concerning Lion and SMB breaking.

Well, I had access to a shiny new Mac mini that was running Lion this weekend so I thought I would try something. I turned on file sharing and checked the SMB option. I then shared my Movies folder. Using both a Windows XP laptop and a Windows 7 laptop I mapped the shared drive residing on the mini running Lion. I was able to easily connect to and play a video from XBMC on both Windows machines. Granted I only tried this for about 2 minutes but it seemed to work no problems. I saw the shared folder as a local drive letter and was able to navigate and play from this share without issue.

Am I missing something? Once I get further into it will I hit a wall of some kind?
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-09 15:15 by Hardax.)
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You are missing the fact, that this thread is inside the ios forum. So only XBMC on ios (ipad, iphone, appletv 2g) have problems with lion smb sharing Smile.

If you use XBMC on Windows - then you might have luck ...

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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