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Thread: How to view my media on Boxee Box?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Default How to view my media on Boxee Box?

    I bought a Boxee Box today thinking it could replace my PS3 as my primary home media server. i hooked up the power cord, HDMI, and LAN cable. i went through the basic set up and got to the main menu. this is where the problems started. I installed the Boxee software on my computer and loaded a movie into it. i then figured it would be able to be view on the box. no luck. when i go to Boxee media manager on the box it shows nothing in there. when i access my UPnP PS3 media server it loads some of my folders but it takes a long time and has no art or info. i have heard great things about this thing but so far i have been unable to load my movies or TV shows onto it. anytime i click movies or shows it says "no local media yet". i have no interest in hooking the HDDs directly to the box. i am trying to figure out a way to stream to the box through my computer. any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Orbiting Venus


    First, you need to make sure that you have set up the folders on your PC to be shared. This can vary somewhat depending on which version of Windows you're using. If you haven't done this before, I would search Google on:

    windows folder shares

    Once you have shared folders, here is how to add media sources to the Boxee Box:

    I recommend starting with SMB if your media files are on a Windows system (you don't need the Boxee Media Manager aka BMM). I strongly discourage using UPnP at all.

    Once you've added a source to Boxee, it will scan and try to identify each video file based on the filename of video file so they need to follow the proper filename format:

    Alternatively, you can go to Files from the Home Screen and browse your network for SMB folders.
    Note: This is a users' community forum. For official support, submit a Support Request.
    You can also find out how to Get Help or view the Boxee Box Documentation.
    See also: READ THIS FIRST & Live TV FAQ. RIP: Boxee Desktop

    Boxee Box v1.5.0.23615 with a 32" Panasonic TC-L32X2.
    Plex running on HP TouchSmart 600xt, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and HP m8400f Vista x86 HTPC which is also running
    Plex Media Server/SageTV 7.1/Intelliremote via Olevia 247TFHD/Onyko TX-SR606/Harmony 550
    with everything orbiting an HP EX490 MediaSmart Server/WHS+MediaSonic w/12TB of storage.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012


    yeahhhhh i have done
    Last edited by tenten122; Yesterday at 06:49 AM.


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