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Jack is Back
February 11th, 2010, 05:36 AM
Which hard disk format will boxee be able to read? I assume NTFS and FAT32, but about Mac OS X and others? I now have a Mac OS X formatted hard drive, and I need to buy a new one. Before starting getting the second one full I'd like to know how should i format it (also because that way, with a new free HDD I can also reformat the first one)

jpga13
February 11th, 2010, 08:33 AM
I was using a FAT32 but now and using a Mac OS Journaled drive.

cogadh
February 11th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Considering Boxee runs on Linux, Mac and Windows, it can work with any file system those OSes use, NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+... all good by Boxee.

Jack is Back
February 11th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Considering Boxee runs on Linux, Mac and Windows, it can work with any file system those OSes use, NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+... all good by Boxee.

Thanks. And what about the Box?

NomadDNA
February 11th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Thanks. And what about the Box?

The boxee box doesn't come with a hardrive/flashdrive that's open to customers to save files. It's a closed HD.

No one knows that the format is, and we probably wont find out until the release.

cogadh
February 11th, 2010, 08:23 PM
What do you mean? The box runs the same software that you can install on any PC, so it has the same functionality. The box itself does not have an internal hard drive of its own but it is supposedly running on some kind of embedded Linux architecture.

EDIT - damn, ninja'd again!

NomadDNA
February 11th, 2010, 08:26 PM
EDIT - damn, ninja'd again!

This time my fingers are quicker ;P

dougall08
February 11th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I think he's talking about an external HD. What format(s) would the boxee box be able to read?

jharkey
February 12th, 2010, 10:00 AM
I'm running Boxee on Ubuntu Linux. I have three drives that it reads from: ext4, NTFS and Mac Journaled. I'm new to Linux though so I'm not sure if that capability is specific to Ubuntu or Linux in general. Does anyone know? If the Boxee Box is running Linux than I'd guess it would have the same capabilities. I would hope so anyway.

Jack is Back
February 13th, 2010, 12:32 PM
I think he's talking about an external HD. What format(s) would the boxee box be able to read?

That's what I meant. I know it doesn't have and HDD, but what format it will support? And, once the HD is linked via USB to the Box, and the Box is on, will the box share the hard disk on the network?

newcolour
February 13th, 2010, 03:47 PM
It will be linux based, so any filesystem will be fine. If I had to say, I would go with ext3.

Cheers,
S.