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gerrym
December 5th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Let me appologize ahead of time in case this issue has already been addressed but I made a quick scan of the topics and couldn't find it.

I have the boxee computer software running on a Win 7HTPC sharing content from 3 Western Digital ethernet drives connected directly to a router. I have very little issues with this setup been using it for at least a year I believe. :D

I recently purchased a boxee box and am trying to connect to those same 3 ethernet drives over the local network, which I successfully did when I initially setup the boxee box. I just had to enter my login credentials for the drive (username & password) and was able to browse the content with no problem. I assumed after a day or so it would've found all my movies.

A few days later, I came back and noticed it hadn't found any of my movies so I tried to force it to re-scan the drive(s). One share gave me an error that said something to the effect of it had recently scanned the drive and found zero files, or something like that. :confused:

Any idea what's going on here? I'm suspecting it's not storing my user credentials, but if so, shouldn't it simply prompt me again? Many thanks for any help.

judgeschambers
December 5th, 2010, 01:09 PM
It's keeping your credentials. But others had a similar issue if the Win-7 machine was running Windows Live.

Are you running WIndows Live on that box?
What boxee box firware version do you have?
Are these drives connected through the Win-7n box via USB or are they NAS units connected to the local network?

gerrym
December 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM
It's keeping your credentials. But others had a similar issue if the Win-7 machine was running Windows Live.

Are you running WIndows Live on that box?
What boxee box firware version do you have?

Excuse my ignorance with this but just how exactly does my Win-7 machine come into the picture in this scenario. While I have the boxee computer software running on this machine (with no issues), my issue is with the boxee box.

The boxee box is connecting to network shares that are connected directly to the router. I can simply turn the WIn-7 machine off and these shares are still accessible.

I'm running the latest firmware, can't recall the exact number but it updated yesterday.

dconti
December 5th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Excuse my ignorance with this but just how exactly does my Win-7 machine come into the picture in this scenario. While I have the boxee computer software running on this machine (with no issues), my issue is with the boxee box.

The boxee box is connecting to network shares that are connected directly to the router. I can simply turn the WIn-7 machine off and these shares are still accessible.

I'm running the latest firmware, can't recall the exact number but it updated yesterday.

if you go into files -> network -> (sharename) can you access the share? do you get prompted ?

gerrym
December 5th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Yes, I can get to the share and browse the content with no problem.

I went back to have boxee rescan the drive and it said the drive was rescanned 2 hours ago and found 0 files, 0 unidentified, etc...?

Rustycar
December 5th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Excuse my ignorance with this but just how exactly does my Win-7 machine come into the picture in this scenario. While I have the boxee computer software running on this machine (with no issues), my issue is with the boxee box.

The boxee box is connecting to network shares that are connected directly to the router. I can simply turn the WIn-7 machine off and these shares are still accessible.

I'm running the latest firmware, can't recall the exact number but it updated yesterday.

The Windows Live Sign In Assistant causes a bug in the open source samba implementation of SMB (windows network protocol) which is what the Boxee Box uses so if the app is present on the computer it can disrupt network shared folders.

gerrym
December 5th, 2010, 02:50 PM
I don't know how this could be the case, but assuming it is so...simply removing Windows Live from the HTPC wouldn't be enough, correct?

This would imply that my network could be completely free of Win-7/Windows Live computers, but I could have a friend come over my house and access my WiFi network with her Win-7 laptop with Windows Live and that could disrupt the connection between Boxee Box and the Ethernet connected network drives? That's quite the bug...:eek:

dconti
December 5th, 2010, 03:00 PM
The Windows Live Sign In Assistant causes a bug in the open source samba implementation of SMB (windows network protocol) which is what the Boxee Box uses so if the app is present on the computer it can disrupt network shared folders.

this only applies if the shares are on the win7 pc. it does not apply in his case where the shares are directly off the router

gerrym
December 6th, 2010, 10:03 AM
So any ideas on how to proceed on this? Is it even a known issue or not?

sharonshmuel
December 6th, 2010, 10:15 AM
i can browse files on smb but couldnt scan them , can only browse and play them, looks like bug or something.

gerrym
December 7th, 2010, 10:14 AM
i can browse files on smb but couldnt scan them , can only browse and play them, looks like bug or something.

Ok, that makes me feel better that it's not something specific to my setup.

gerrym
December 16th, 2010, 10:22 AM
This appears to not have been fixed in the latest upgrade. Anyone if it's even officially acknowledged by boxee?

bhavin1001
December 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I am having similar issues with OS X. but my folder is on my mac. I scan the drive but nothing shows up and in local media section of boxee box, it shows the folder but says disconnected. I can go to files and browse the movies in this folder and even play them with ease.