View Full Version : Forgets Index?
October 22nd, 2008, 12:27 AM
So, I installed Boxee yesterday and it started indexing a few hundred movies on a network share (smb). I figured I'd let this run for the night(I left Boxee open, at the time I turned the TV off it had probably 50 of them indexed) at and then see how it ran today. I checked today and it was back to having only 6 or so movies indexed, but, as I was playing around with it finished a few more, then a few more.. Probably up to 20 or so within a minute or two.
So, does Boxee KEEP an index, or is it always going to have to rebuild it? Also, is there a way to set a view as default? Default seems to be thumbnail view, but it is very slow on the ATV, was hoping to be able to use the combined list/thumb/info view instead.
October 22nd, 2008, 06:58 AM
you can try and erase and start from scratch again via settings >general >erase library it should then start building the libraries again..
when you change the view it should save it ...
February 23rd, 2010, 10:18 AM
Hi there, hope I've found the right thread where to post my problem. Can someone help? please, I ran out of options.
I did a fresh install of Boxee beta and I am updated to the latest version (0.9.20.10708)
Don't have that many movies, only 118 and I am sharing from my Macbook via SMB (auto detected on the ATV - file view works like a charm, all files can play perfectly, the works!) however when indexing, Boxee doesn't list one single movie :confused:
Funny thing is that it was previously working fine, after the update it is re-indexing for the past week or so, nothing happening.
I've tried Restarting, deleting profile, done the clear media information, don't know where went wrong. (remember it was working before, I had a beautiful list of thumbnails with all the artwork even, meaning it's not an issue about the titles not being recognized from IDMB).
How can I know boxee is indexing? the hard drive looks pretty idle to me. No light blinking or anything, it just says "Boxee is scanning the movies folder on your computer........." Computer is set to not going to sleep as well as boxee is set with no screensaver or power saving, but literally nothing happens, I left it for many days parked when I went to sleep and morning after nada.
I will try again
1) delete the media shares
2) clear the media information
3) log out Boxee
4) restart ATV
5) wait for no activity on disk and get idle
6) Log on Boxee
7) Create new media share and wait for the drive to "wake up" due to activity by Boxee (MEDIA TYPE: Video | TYPE OF SCANNING: Monitored ... maybe will change to daily)
8) Choose : scan media share and save share
9) Access the module "My Movies" and wait the whole night and leave it there.
Please let me know what's wrong in this list.
Thanks in advance for any help provided :o
February 23rd, 2010, 10:57 AM
So, does Boxee KEEP an index, or is it always going to have to rebuild it?
When you set up the media share what frequency did you choose? The choices are; Private, Once, Daily, & Monitored.
Best solution for you would be Once and do a manually update when you modify your media folder items.
If you chose Daily or monitored and the remote share disconnects/ hangs up or boxee cannot see it for any reason then boxee sees a change and removes what it cannot see. This would cause it to re-sync the next time it does link.
I saw this time and time again as I used my laptop in different locations while my NAS was safe at home. Leave it set to Once and even when you are disconnected you can view the DB just don't try to play it. When you reconnect everything is golden.
February 23rd, 2010, 11:24 AM
To those who are having smb disconnect issues:
have you tried putting an entry in your /etc/hosts file. Say, for instance, my smb share is at 192.168.1.1 and it's hostname is TIMECAPSULE then I would enter at the end of my hosts file:
Try to do the equivalent for your setup (you will need to do sudo nano to be able to edit hosts), then reboot your ATV and then retry connecting to your smb share.
This is known to work with for people having disconnect issues in XBMC, so it might just work here! Just a thought....
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