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minel
February 25th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Anyone got them working yet? :)

vtxrider
February 25th, 2011, 01:57 PM
OK, I have to ask where you got a copy of OSX 10.7 'Lion' as it is not due to be released until this summer??

minel
February 25th, 2011, 02:13 PM
developer preview from yesterday

daviddagenais
February 25th, 2011, 02:21 PM
yes smb works fine with Lion. Tried it and I have no issues.

darcilicious
February 25th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Think this might be better in the MacOS forum? If so, let me know and I'm move this thread...

minel
February 25th, 2011, 02:23 PM
It's related to Boxee Box so ... :P up to you

darcilicious
February 25th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Yeah :) Also though, it's SMB directly related to OS X -- will leave it here -- just wanted to make sure enough OS X folks would see it :)

minel
February 25th, 2011, 02:26 PM
yes smb works fine with Lion. Tried it and I have no issues.

I set it as Server.. maybe that's what's wrong :S

elrock
February 25th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Now I am getting the "playback error" message when I try to play any files from my MacBook with OSX Lion installed.

The somewhat good news is that the Boxee Box recognized and scanned all the files in the MacBook's SMB shared folder for the first time ever. If only it would play them too, like it used to... :(

minel
February 25th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Finally got it working... but only with guest access... user/password does not work :( and I have symbolic links on my main drive towards media drives cause it seemed this way, the drives would come back online if disconnected...

elrock
February 26th, 2011, 08:30 AM
minel,

How did you get it to work?

Here's how my system is set up:
- SMB link from the Box to a media folder on my MacBook (this time, the Box recognized my MacBook and I didn't have to enter an IP address)
- username and password left blank in "SMB Client" under "Network" on the Box
- "Everyone" has read/write privileges for the media folder on the MacBook
- SMB and AFP sharing enabled on the MacBook

The Box recognizes and scans all the files in the media folder; it just can't play them.

Maybe I should just give up on this beta software and go back to Snow Leopard. :confused:

bondizi
February 26th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Still no ideas about playback error on OS X 10.7?
Pretty cool to set up a whole new OS version and get it running nicely with all your apps and devices, except one - which just happens to be the center of your home entertainment kingdom.

elrock
February 27th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Still no ideas about playback error on OS X 10.7?


No, never figured it out. Perhaps Lion has stricter rules for accessing files within a network. I'm reverting back to Snow Leopard -- at least I can play files from my MacBook that way (although Boxee has never been able to scan them properly).

bondizi
April 8th, 2011, 12:04 AM
Anyone got SMB shares running with Lion DP2?

elrock
April 8th, 2011, 09:31 AM
The SMB shares disconnecting bug has reportedly been fixed for the next firmware update, so I'm just going to wait on that. I found Lion DP1 to be quite buggy and I would not want to use it or any later DP as my primary OS until it's commercially released. (For those who have extra Macs lying around they can experiment on, it's a different story.)

bondizi
April 10th, 2011, 10:45 PM
The SMB shares disconnecting bug has reportedly been fixed for the next firmware update, so I'm just going to wait on that. I found Lion DP1 to be quite buggy and I would not want to use it or any later DP as my primary OS until it's commercially released. (For those who have extra Macs lying around they can experiment on, it's a different story.)

Right on, I'm testing with a secondary macbook.
With DP1 I couldnt even see or login into the macbook through boxee box. With DP2 I can see the shares and login just fine, except i get the playback error message.

Strange.

lucasmacedo
April 30th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Anyone got SMB shares running with Lion DP2?

I have it working now. I just figured, you MUST indicate witch folders you wanna share. Make sure that the SMB sharing is activated. I couldn't make guest users work, only those password protected.

After all set in your Mac, you MUST open your SMB in Windows Explorer and type your user and password. (if you check remember password, this is just in the 1st time). Done that, open Boxee and you're good to go.

What I mean you can see in those pictures...

http://cl.ly/260l1F0v3M0z1L3X3x0m/Screen_Shot_2011-04-30_at_16.30.43.png
http://cl.ly/2C1A3v1L1p2i0X371w1o/t1.png
http://cl.ly/050k1b1X0c3v292A411V/t2.png

huck2332
May 8th, 2011, 09:34 PM
I started a new forum and it got closed so I will add to this



I am not a newbie I have been using boxee for a long time. Boxee does not play nice with the new OS. if you try and play any of your movies in boxee on my mac mini, the screen changes like it is going to play and then does nothing. On the boxee box it will not see the Samba share. Is this something that is going to be addressed or does someone have this working???

What is really weird! On my mac mini running Lion if i use finder and browse to my Drobo on my other mac mini and right click on a movie and choose open with Boxee. it will play the movie no problem. If I open boxee and then go and try and play the same movie it will not work.

Any Ideas???

minel
May 8th, 2011, 10:43 PM
10.7 has a new implementation of SMB which doesn't seem to be compatible with Boxee. I'm not sure on who's end it needs to be solved. Vote for the bug here:

http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-9231

vtxrider
May 8th, 2011, 10:55 PM
10.7 has a new implementation of SMB which doesn't seem to be compatible with Boxee. I'm not sure on who's end it needs to be solved. Vote for the bug here:

http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-9231

This is good to know, I guess I won't be upgrading to 10.7 until this gets worked out. As it stands now my BB is working perfect and i don't want to break it with a new OS.

bondizi
May 8th, 2011, 11:01 PM
I have it working now. I just figured, you MUST indicate witch folders you wanna share. Make sure that the SMB sharing is activated. I couldn't make guest users work, only those password protected.

After all set in your Mac, you MUST open your SMB in Windows Explorer and type your user and password. (if you check remember password, this is just in the 1st time). Done that, open Boxee and you're good to go.

What I mean you can see in those pictures...

We're talking about Lion SMB shares on Boxee Box, not the Boxee PC app ;)

But thanks for the effort!

minel
May 9th, 2011, 12:08 AM
yeah they can get a developer preview themselves and start working on it.. somehow I have a bad feeling that it won't happen lol

This is good to know, I guess I won't be upgrading to 10.7 until this gets worked out. As it stands now my BB is working perfect and i don't want to break it with a new OS.

elrock
May 9th, 2011, 08:32 AM
10.7 has a new implementation of SMB which doesn't seem to be compatible with Boxee. I'm not sure on who's end it needs to be solved. Vote for the bug here:

http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-9231

I couldn't find this bug -- I wonder if it's been closed by the developers because it refers to a not-yet-released OS.

It would be a real shame if we have to postpone upgrading to Lion only because it doesn't play well with Boxee.

darcilicious
May 9th, 2011, 10:39 AM
You can't find it because it's filed as part of the early release access.

huck2332
May 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM
this is a problem wth both the boxee box and the OS version of boxee. Neither of them work. I would bet lunch and beer this will need to be addressed on the boxee side. You cannot play any videos inside of boxee, but if you go to the share via finder and right click and do an open with and select Boxee the file will play no problem. makes no sense unless it has something to do with boxee permissions. I have played with the user rights on the Lion side. I added users and used current user to test neither gave me results. I put various usernames and passwords in the SMB share area of boxee.

Does anyone know if this is being addressed in the new 1.1 that is coming out?

twistybox
May 9th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Box Boxee Box and desktop version have very old SMB/CIFS code in them. This likely needs to be updated. If SMB support comes exclusively from the open-source Samba project, then there's going to be a bit of an issue.

That project is now using GPLv3 so Boxee won't be able to update to newer versions. Apple has also dumped the open-source Samba in Lion - and that's likely the root cause of this incompatibility.

huck2332
May 9th, 2011, 01:59 PM
so we are up the proverbial sh*t creek without a paddle???? :)

huck2332
May 9th, 2011, 02:57 PM
has anyone tried to install Lion as Server and see if it works that way?

bondizi
May 13th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Tried with today's Lion DP3 and new Boxee 1.1 firmware ... still no go.

This is some stubborn biatch.

darcilicious
May 14th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Tried with today's Lion DP3 and new Boxee 1.1 firmware ... still no go.

This is some stubborn biatch.

Currently scheduled to be fixed in v1.2

minel
May 14th, 2011, 01:34 AM
"yay" .. hopefully before september.. bye bye running Lion cause of Boxee

huck2332
May 14th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Other issue will they address the mac version?? They can fix BB in 1.2 but I have both mac mini and BB running. Any update on OS versions of boxee??????

minel
May 15th, 2011, 04:12 AM
first they're ironing out bugs from Boxee Box... they're more important since money is involved... they don't know when they'll release the PC/MAC version. Personally I use XBMC on my MacMini... I think it's much better and customizable than the Boxee software which is outdated

syssu
August 9th, 2011, 03:05 AM
Any idea when this is going to get fixed? When I try to play a movie on my boxee box that is stored on my mac running os lion I get an error saying "The media source or file is not accessible.". Even though I can browse the SMB folders and files just fine.

Also off subject and I hope there is just a quick answer but... Is there a way to control boxee volume within the netflix app?

darcilicious
August 9th, 2011, 03:17 AM
For Boxee Box, try one of the v1.2 Release Candidates or manually install SMB on your OS X box (there's a stickied post on how to do that).

No, Netflix didn't include volume control for the app.

syssu
August 9th, 2011, 07:41 PM
I thought on the boxee box you had to do the updates or at least that is how I remember it. Also OS X already had SMB I thought?


EDIT: Nevermind I found out this is a manual update not an auto update. THank you and Ill give it a try.

For Boxee Box, try one of the v1.2 Release Candidates or manually install SMB on your OS X box (there's a stickied post on how to do that).

No, Netflix didn't include volume control for the app.

Cozmo85
August 9th, 2011, 08:57 PM
I thought on the boxee box you had to do the updates or at least that is how I remember it. Also OS X already had SMB I thought?


EDIT: Nevermind I found out this is a manual update not an auto update. THank you and Ill give it a try.

Lion no longer supports smb v1. 1.2 boxee gives it smb v2 support

Cozmo85
August 9th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Anyone obtained SMB shares operating with Lion DP2?

What does this mean.

darcilicious
August 9th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Spam .

sgaap
August 9th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Ive noticed that RO mounted ntfs partitions which I share in osx 10.7 are seen by the boxee box but aren't accessible, even worse, the boxee box logs out and back into the homescreen after trying to access it. (cifs error -22 in dmesg)

Anyone else experiencing the same?

//edit: using the build dated Aug 7 2011

foffster
August 10th, 2011, 12:30 PM
So, does the official Boxee 1.2 fix the Lion problem? I have the RC1 and I can stream from OS X Lion and now the Boxee wants me to update to 1.2 and I don't want to do it if it doesn't work.