May 28th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Have to reboot Boxee daily to view Win7 shared drives?
Have a Boxee Box running the latest 1.5 firmware, hardwired to a network with a Win7 machine sharing a couple internal drives via SMB. Once Boxee is rebooted I can immediately browse and play all files on the Win7 machine. Trying to view the files later that day and I get the spinning boxee wheel of death and it won't play indexed files or allow me to browse shared drives. just the wheel of death icon.
Reboot boxee and immediately all the files are browsable and playable again. Any ideas?
June 3rd, 2012, 12:40 AM
Still having same problem
June 9th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Same problem here. Any tip will be appreciable.
July 7th, 2012, 05:18 PM
I have the same problem if I don't pause some video, it doesn't matter which one. When I come back hours latter and un-pause it, the video plays normally. I can cancel out of this video go to something else and it plays with no problems. If I fail to pause it, I have to reboot it and start over again.
Originally Posted by fxer
July 8th, 2012, 08:11 AM
I have this issue also. Shares work fine for a while but will occasionally gets spinning wheel of death when trying to access them again, even though nothing has really changed (no PC reboots/hangs or anything). Rebooting BB fixes it but is hugely annoying. Also using Win 7 shares. Anyone know if there's a Jira issue raised for this?
July 16th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Did anyone find a solution for this? I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find anything. I'm in the same boat. Have had boxee over a year now and all was well until a month or so ago and now if my boxee is idle for a couple hours and I try and come back and watch something from my windows share I just get the twirling circle of nothingness. I restart the boxee and everything is fine. I can watch anything from the internet its just the stuff on my local network that seems to lose the connection.
Originally Posted by AB99
I'm guessing it is something that has changed in windows and not the boxee? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
July 16th, 2012, 12:24 PM
I see the same - though sometimes I have to reboot the host PC - when looking at the syslog dump, boxee is unable to mount CIFS. It is something that I cannot reproduce on-demand, though it always seems to happen when I dont want to reboot the PC.
July 16th, 2012, 11:29 PM
I had a couple large internal drives sitting around so I ended up springing for a Synology DS212j NAS, couldn't be happier with that purchase. My Win 7 shares still have the same perpetual hanging issue as before, but I moved most of my media off them.
Even if it is a Windows change that is making the Boxee choke...it's still the Boxee choking with no information about what is happening or going wrong.
July 17th, 2012, 07:58 AM
Check your syslog - it may indicate what is going wrong - mine did (unable to mount CIFS)
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