twotone8 Wrote:i'm getting a "connection refused" error when trying to access the movies or tv shows section. not quite sure where to go from here.
i forwarded port 80 to the host machine 'n all that. not quite sure what i'm doing wrong.
Are you able to access the server directly (through a browser)?:
http://<your server IP or name>:<port if not 80>/jsonrpc
It should come back with a "Json is working" type message. If not, then something in XBMC is not configured correctly. In fact, I might put that test into the addon later to speed up diags..
bossanova808 Wrote:Another question - does this actually pull the files from the 'server' machine or does it just basically give it a local link the client can use to pull the file directly (if you see what I mean?). That is - the server is acting as a library server, but is it also acting as a file server (meaning my little Shuttle probably wouldn't be up to the job if multiple machines are playing at once).
This needs XBMC to be up and running to get library information. If using SMB as the transfer protocol, then this is handed off to your XBMC client/OS and you can turn the server XBMC off. If it's a file local to Server XBMC, then you need to keep it running
Quote:Edit - I could run XBMC on my ACTUAL server (a Win7 box) but having discussed this with jmarshall before - it's a VERY heavy app to run just as server really...
I agree - there is no seperation of the server/client portions of XBMC and I understand that this is by design - the guys don't want to split XBMC in two. However this does mean that we are limited to the approach we can take.
1. We use XBMC to get the info
2. We talk directly to the DB to get the info
1. is easy to do (as shown here), 2. is more problematic for a number of reasons.
I don't want to go into it here, but if you fancy a bit more discussion then could I suggest this thead: