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Lexxeech
December 14th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Hello,

While the last update did in fact fix the Disconnected sources thing there's a still long way to go, but I am glad that there's progress all the time. Oh wait, the sources once again shown as Disconnected and cannot be reconnected anymore. Damn, there I was praising the new update.

Anyway, I've had an issue that I'd like to resolve. I'm not sure if it's Mac related or Boxee Box, kind of hard to decide.

I've connected external HDD to Boxee Box, enabled SMB server in the settings of the Box and now I've connected my MBP via Finder to the external server of Boxee. I am able to connect, but cannot write anything, as if I don't have the permission to do that.

How do I resolve this issue? Is there any other suggestion to sharing my MBP contents with Boxee so the sources would not Disconnect anymore?

Since I do not live in the US I am unable to enjoy much of the online content available at Boxee, this is why my main usage is Youtube and torrents. What will be the best way to easily dl new torrents and watch them on Boxee? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

mix123
December 14th, 2010, 12:15 PM
I was having the same problem. Read through this thread and follow what was done to resolve it.

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=22616

Lexxeech
December 14th, 2010, 12:53 PM
I was having the same problem. Read through this thread and follow what was done to resolve it.

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=22616

Thanks, now I am able to write files, that's awesome. Had to disable Journaling.

Now I only need to fix the disconnecting sources thing and I will enjoy Boxee whole lot more!

minel
December 14th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Thanks, now I am able to write files, that's awesome. Had to disable Journaling.

Now I only need to fix the disconnecting sources thing and I will enjoy Boxee whole lot more!

Where are your sources pointing to? your MacBook's internal drive? or an external drive that gets attached to the MacBook and gets ejected from time to time

Lexxeech
December 14th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Where are your sources pointing to? your MacBook's internal drive? or an external drive that gets attached to the MacBook and gets ejected from time to time

My internal drive of MBP. It got rebooted during the night and now keeps getting displayed as "Disconnected"

minel
December 14th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Yeah I had the same issues. My setup:

MacMini + 2 external drives.

My Mini is on 24/7 but my drives sometimes get ejected... voluntarily or not lol.
I had shares that pointed directly to the external drives and although the internal drive was fine, the externals would show up as disconnected. From what I heard, running a rescan fixed it for some but I find that annoying to do. What I did, which will probably not work for you was create symbolic links in terminal on my main drive that would point to my external drives. I then map the Internal link to the boxee box. When my externals get disconnected, it shows up as Disconnected in sources, but when the drives go back online, the disconnection message goes away.

I'm not sure if you can do links over the network... let's say having a link from your external drive that would point over the network to an smb share on ur mac... then you add that folder from your external drive... but yeah as long as one drive is always on on that system, you can use links to point to all your other devices that get disconnected....

Too bad you only have one drive.. and it's not always on

Lexxeech
December 14th, 2010, 02:08 PM
I've re-added the Sources and they seem to be showing up nicely so far. It's just sad that users have to go through all these things in order to get something working this is the point where Apple is still superior but I put good faith in Boxee team.

Lexxeech
December 14th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Now my Mac (Finder, uTorrent and Transmission) keep freezing whenever I try to dl something onto remote hd connected to Boxee. Damn!

minel
December 14th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Not freezing... When you download a torrent, it creates the space used by the torrent.. which requires bandwidth.... and at 10 mb/s max .. it's gonna hang for a few minutes before it starts downloading....

I do not recommend downloading torrents over the network... download them locally then put the file on Boxee HD manually after.

Lexxeech
December 15th, 2010, 06:37 AM
Not freezing... When you download a torrent, it creates the space used by the torrent.. which requires bandwidth.... and at 10 mb/s max .. it's gonna hang for a few minutes before it starts downloading....

I do not recommend downloading torrents over the network... download them locally then put the file on Boxee HD manually after.

I see, thanks! Well, it works better now, hopefully it will stay this way!

najeeali
December 19th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Yeah I had the same issues. My setup:

MacMini + 2 external drives.

My Mini is on 24/7 but my drives sometimes get ejected... voluntarily or not lol.
I had shares that pointed directly to the external drives and although the internal drive was fine, the externals would show up as disconnected. From what I heard, running a rescan fixed it for some but I find that annoying to do. What I did, which will probably not work for you was create symbolic links in terminal on my main drive that would point to my external drives. I then map the Internal link to the boxee box. When my externals get disconnected, it shows up as Disconnected in sources, but when the drives go back online, the disconnection message goes away.

I'm not sure if you can do links over the network... let's say having a link from your external drive that would point over the network to an smb share on ur mac... then you add that folder from your external drive... but yeah as long as one drive is always on on that system, you can use links to point to all your other devices that get disconnected....

Too bad you only have one drive.. and it's not always on

I've made symbolic links pointing to my external hard drives as well, but when I navigate to the folders that contain the link files, I don't get sent to my external drives. Instead the Boxee Box shows me my symbolic links files and when I select them it asks for a username and password.

What am I doing wrong? Do I need to share the symbolic links themselves in my File Sharing preferences or...?