February 21st, 2012, 11:20 PM
SMB Buffering/NFS Loading Error - Can't win...
Since the update to 1.5 I have had the same buffering issues it sounds like everyone else is having when connecting to my NAS shares via SMB. It's not just HD files, but every single file I try to play. During a 22min TV show I'll get buffering hiccups about 3-5 times, and unfortunately it doesn't pick up exactly where it left off, so I need to then rewind by 20s to hear what was said.
So - based on some other advice here, I've tried to switch over to NFS. I'm using a dLink 321 NAS if that matters...I enabled the NFS share and have tried sharing out both the distinct media directories as well as the root mnt2 directory. I add them on boxee...but boxee can't identify any files. Then I tried browsing through the files interface, selected the NFS share and get a screen that says Loading Error - Could not access file, directory or device.
Any help would be much appreciated...although I wish they would just fix the damn SMB buffering issue - that should be a P1 hotfix if there ever was one.
February 22nd, 2012, 10:47 AM
A lot of people recommend a factory reset to version 1.5.
However SMB sharing seems like a constant issue on these forums so I'm not sure if a reset will fix it.
I run NFS and local streaming is generally pretty good (I never get buffering, but in a handful of files I get some skipping). I wonder if you're experiencing an NFS persmissions related issue? I'm not familiar with the NAS, so I can't really help troubleshoot other than to say that NFS does work well in my Boxee config.
February 22nd, 2012, 11:36 AM
Go back to 1.1.3 if you want no issues with streaming speeds. Otherwise live with it and wait quite a while for a fix.
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