Joined: Aug 2014
First of all, I would like to thank you all for the help I already got from you :-D
Second, I looked already on the forum, and I’m not quite sure if I could post a own thread…
Third, I will gladly spend hours in playing, toying and fixing this, but I first wanted to get some information and the opinion of some experienced people ;-)
First a little inventory:
1 desktop computer, with all the files for sharing between XBMC-devices.
this is my main computer, MySQL is running, a ftp-server, Couch potato, Sick beard and SABNZB)
this pc contains my main movie-, series- and music-directory (accessible through SMB share and FTP)
connected to home-network, fixed IP
Notebook1, always connected in home-network
With the help of you guys, I already installed a shared library, first home network only. Watch-status, pause-status, everything worked perfectly and quick.
in order to use my XBMC library from everywhere (like friends and family, streaming) I changed in my library the file path’s from the sources from SMB to FTP. This is working, just fine BUT.. (and I guess some of you see it already coming) since I changed this, the systems within my home network I experienced buffering, waiting etc. it is just not working flawless..
So I came up with the following idea:
I create 2 almost Identical libraries in MySQL, with only one different setting: The File path.
for my main desktop and notebook1, I will only use the database with the SMB file paths, for my portable devices I will use the library with the FTP-file paths.
and, to finish this off, I will synchronize the watch-status, between both libraries.
So, my question is, before a demolish my already working XBMC configuration, is this plan going to work?
Is it possible to create 2 different libraries (I thought maybe by setting up two profiles, one for portable with FTP file paths, and one for ‘local’ using SMB file path)?
Is it possible to add within my existing SQL a new database for the SMB library? If this is possible, how can I be sure that profile: local is using the database with the smb paths, and de portable profile is using the database with the FTP paths?
And is it possible to share the watch-status between to libraries? This last one isn’t that important, but, this whole ‘problem’ is just a matter of fine tuning, so it’s better to be perfect.
So, I hope somebody could advice my on this matter, there is no deadline, so I do have the time !!
Thanks for taking the time to help me ;-)