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September 11th, 2008, 02:33 AM

Can the boxee read File on a storage that work as a server ?
the produt is(western digital) My book world edition connected LAN and has a proprietary file system .
the files are manage on pc .
Do I need to configure the hard drive \ boxee or the software know how to manage te files ?
Is there any limitation working like that .. .. file size , type of file that cant be recognized ?

September 11th, 2008, 03:49 AM
There are a few exception to what will and won't work just try and add the external HD as a source.

from the home screen select "settings"
go to "media sources"
choose "local sources" and then "add new source"
you should be able to add folders from your external HD as sources.

After adding the external HD as a source it will automatically be scanned and the items will be retrieved.
You will then see the appropriate media content in the relevant sections Videos /My Sources, Music /My sources etc...

see if this does the trick ...:)

October 4th, 2008, 01:04 PM

Thanks for the answer I checked , this device is formated as EXT3
it is a linux custom file system made by WD

October 4th, 2008, 03:08 PM
From what I understand in you post, the WD is a NAS.

If that's the case, it's files system should be a non-issue.
The only thing that should matter is that it speaks SMB.

I'm sure there could be some REALLY esoteric situations where it matter.
Like if the file system had some crazy block size, maybe.

But, the drives itself handles file allocation and retrieval.
So long as it speaks SMB fluently, everything should be OK.

December 13th, 2008, 03:29 PM
I have the same drive - MyBook World. Works like a NAS, but the file permissions are locked down by a software called MioNet. The software does not work with Mac. I found that Boxee does see a PUBLIC folder on the MBW, and my Mac has access to the public folder, so I added a DivX movie to that folder, and bam, Boxee sees it.

Watching Wall-E right now. Yey!