View Full Version : Boxee Video Tutorial: Creating a network media source

November 6th, 2008, 11:30 PM
A new Boxee Video Tutorial is available on YouTube. This new video follows our previous tutorial (How to enable file sharing on Mac (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai8lGU-mX1U)).

Once you have created a network share, please watch this video for steps on creating a media source in Boxee and building your library.

Boxee Video Tutorial: Creating a network media source in Boxee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXJWRZUiFSQ)

November 7th, 2008, 01:44 AM
another piece of genius...:)

November 7th, 2008, 07:52 AM
very nice stuff.

too bad i couldn't watch it in boxee... :(

November 7th, 2008, 08:16 PM
very nice stuff.

too bad i couldn't watch it in boxee... :(

lol I was thinking the same thing. Maybe boxee should make a boxee channel and put all this stuff there, under TV Shows or something.

November 7th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Well done, and very helpful.


November 10th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the video, I have followed both parts, however when I goto my network sources I get the error : Error 2 : Share not available ?

Cant work out why it is saying this ?

I also cant seem to get boxee to index any of the music or photos that is currently on my atv hardrive ?



November 10th, 2008, 02:05 PM
try this thread http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=679

December 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM
I have two network storage devices:

(i) A FreeAgent drive connected thru USB port on Airport Extreme
(ii) A Buffalo Terastation 1TB NAS

I see both of these in Boxee.

However, when I go to the FreeAgent drive it gives me msg "No files found at source" .... and on Terastation I get "Error 2: Share not available". Both have multiple AVI files on them.

I am not sure if this is because I have not installed (eg NitoTV ?) to read AVI files, an NAS issue (for Terastation) or ???

December 12th, 2008, 10:29 AM
I'm still a bit confused...
I have an Airport Extreme as my WiFi point. On the network is a G5 (10.5.5) and a MacBook (10.5.5) along with my aTV (2.3 Boxee Patchstick 0.8).

I followed both videos. Everything was set the same. However, when I get back into Boxee > Video > Browse > Add Source > Network Source: Boxee couldn't see any networked computers last night. I confirmed that all Macs were on WORKGROUP.

This morning when I finally made it to the forum i get Error 2: share not available. I did not see this error yesterday.

Update: A reboot of all systems at once ended up solving the issue. Everything can see everything now.

December 12th, 2008, 02:00 PM
I have heard of others with this same error and symptoms. I wish I could recreate. One person had a Time Capsule and it suddenly started doing this. The next day, it seemed to work.

Is the media share on your Macbook or G5? Before browsing from the ATV, make sure you can browse the network between the Macbook and G5.

January 10th, 2009, 06:09 PM
How is this supposed to be easier than just watching videos with my computer?

By the time I set up all those files and figure out how to watch them in boxee, I'll be tired.and sleepy. too tired and too sleepy to watch family guy.

Especially when I can just go to HuLu.com and point and click.

January 23rd, 2009, 02:41 PM
I thought WORKGROUP was a PC network term.

where is it on a mac????

May 6th, 2009, 02:25 PM
hey im actually having a bit of a problem with this scanning whats on my networked HDD. bear with my im a newb at boxee, so i have it mapped out but when i go to videos it shows nothing in that folder until i go to the browse folder that is in the video area then i go to my networked hdd and there are the videos but they are not scanned. i have to manually scan them and i have a large collection of videos and it will take a long time for me to do this, is there a way of having it scan each one for me?

(edit) ok Nevermind it has been resolved. dont know how or why. thanks

November 2nd, 2009, 10:49 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is an ATV (aTV)?

November 21st, 2009, 11:38 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is an ATV (aTV)?

ATV = Apple TV

January 7th, 2010, 10:15 PM
is it possible to select a Mac as a media source while running boxee on a machine running XP? i have had connection problems this far after following tutorials

January 7th, 2010, 10:19 PM
There may be a network problem with the beta released today. My shares (Vista and Win7) won't stay connected; someone with WHS has a similar problem and a third person posted about something sounds similar problem with MacOSX bexes.

January 7th, 2010, 10:45 PM
ok thanks for the info. ill keep my eyes open on the forums over the next week or two

January 15th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Perhaps a new, updated beta version of this tutorial?

April 1st, 2010, 07:54 AM
Just not working for me.

I followed the videos and shared the folder. When I try to navigate to it in Boxee it just doesn't see anything.

UPDATE: Ok, I restarted everything. Now it sees my iMac. I named it IMAC, but it comes up as "IMAC (Samba)", whatever that is. When I select it I get 'ERROR Operation not permitted'.

January 22nd, 2011, 12:10 AM
This tutorial was not helping me...may be my connections are having problem or some other thing?

January 26th, 2011, 05:37 PM
The source of the network provides the base implementation for streaming media files and exposes the interface IMFMediaSource. Implementation of, specific source depends on the protocol used for open source such as RTSP or HTTP.