You can't compare them since they have different primary functions. SMB does allow us to browse a broader range of file types and the user base is quite large. I use upnp so no need for password and auth within my network (I'm inside my own private walled network garden) and so far, upnp works well. You will see something like this: /dev/sda3: LABEL="OSMCsystem" UUID="db216be0-6d8e-45b6-97ad-0fd806e961dc" TYPE="ext4", Then edit file /etc/fstab (sudo nano /etc/fstab) and add a line to it like this, UUID=db216be0-6d8e-45b6-97ad-0fd806e961dc /mnt/mySharedDrive ext4 defaults,noatime,nofail,x-systemd.mount-timeout=30 0 0. but using the value of UUID for your partition. Why do I rarely, if ever, see anyone recommending an FTP or SFTP server?
That being said, if your server can force a SMBv3 with a client, it is probably 5-10% faster than NFS. All other nodes are Android based devices which has Kodi installed, and I have no problem seeing my library (and the associated meta scraped from the interner) from my file server. Yes, SMB is installed and I have read and re-read the above with near complete confusion.
I just tried setting up NFS so that I could access my media a bit more efficiently/easier from my Oppo player, and it seemed to work great at first. I can see my OSMC from Windows Explorer (Windows 10), but I cannot access the thumb drive to add/delete music from my collection.
SMB is a stateful protocol, NFS is a stateless protocol. OSMC automatically mounts removable devices under the /media directory and automatically shares them if you have installed the SMB server (see below). SMB does allow us to browse a broader range of file types and the user base is quite large. So I would ask for your kind patience for this feature. I usually use Mezzmo server as my UPNP/DLNA server. Sometimes when browsing a large folder with Airscreen a video will not play and I will be stuck in an empty "Grand canyon" scene. OSMC has a built-in UPnP server. When you add a source, you will be able to browse to any available NFS shares or UPnP devices. Contact Us. for SMB/CIFS: tap on Network -> Network View -> tap on network interface IP -> wait while Neutron enumerates network and shows found IPs -> tap on found end-points to browse their file system and select top-level music folder. The streaming performance of AirScreen and DLNA mostly depends on the bandwidth of your local network. **XBMC** is an award-winning *free and open source* cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for HTPCs. To share files on your OSMC device with other devices proceed as follows. I’m not sure if Windows itself provides this by default for your Music and Videos library. the share doesn't show the computer name but the IP address, and I haven't found anywhere that shows how to change this, once I specify aliases for the folders, I am unable to access the folder's contents. so many ways to fail at basic task of allowing access to files over a network. Now on Windows 10 i don't any idea how i can obtain a similar result..... how i need to configure ? user is a Windows username with access to the share and password is that user’s password. Thanks for getting in touch with us. 3.)
Can browse full lists (400+ items) in Skybox from windows inbuilt server. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Then setup NFS properly and add MySQL. So I would ask for your kind patience for this feature. At the same time other clients on the network can view the full list from Mezzmo, thanks so much if you have any thoughts on these things. Let me know if it is still stuck at that scene after you clicked the back button.
I set up OSMC Kodi on a RPi 3+. This is odd, because you should be able to return to the main hall with the 'back button' on your daydream controller no matter what. Unfortunately, the easiest systems to set up are also the least efficient so some effort is needed to get the best performance. Other devices will then be viewing your media through the library rather than directly through the filesystem. Re # 2 , no, the back button doesn't get me back to he home screen when i get stuck in the canyon. To add a network share pick Music (say) then Files then Add music and enter the network location as follows or click left to browse to the location. We watch a show, delete it, move on to the next one. There isn't much we could do about the performance for now. Mounting using fstab is described here: Configuring fstab based Samba share mounts or here: Configuring fstab based NFS share mounts. Is the speed of SFTP somewhere in between SMB and NFS? The "client" machine doesn't have to maintain its own library, it will just get the metadata from the "host" machine. You may find adding lanman auth = yes and ntlm auth = yes necessary as well. How do I mount Windows network shares in OSMC? And Again... can't access to my SMB Windows 10 Shared. Not even my WORKGROUP is browse-able when trying to add SMB source, First comparison between Vero 4K and my Intel NUC, How do I share a folder from OSMC (RPi) mounted drive to read write file from Windows laptop. [TESTING] Linux 4.9 kernel and improved video stack for Vero 4K / 4K +. Linux machines connect to SMB shares using a package called Samba. kiboy6 1.) Is there any difference when coming to streaming video ? It stands to reason though to expect a Windows filesystem to be served best with a Windows filesharing protocol and a Linux filesystem to be served best with a Linux protocol. I see the advantage of UPnP being that it uses UDP and SMB uses TCP. See here: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=329452. Thanks so much for any help - just love Skybox on Daydream...thanks for making the vital VR video player that is both so powerful and simple to use!
That would be by far the most convenient network media browsing solution for me. Using the SMB protocol, an application (or the user of an application) can access files or other resources at a remote server. Make sure you set that to something recognisable when you format the drive.
Apple Mac users can use SMB. OSMC’s samba server by default will support any SMB version. Sick of UPNP and SMB for Windows? To share OSMC’s files using SMB , install the Samba server from the AppStore. Windows machines (Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise) can access NFS shares by adding the NFS client. One of the cool features of XBMC 12 is the ability to add UPnP folders to your library. First, are you talking about streaming over the internet, or streaming over your LAN from a NAS or media server device? Although I do need to clean up the meta as some of them were erroneous scrapes. Sorry, not a Debian user here. If you have to use different operating systems e.g., a Mac and a Windows 10 PC, you’ll find that network sharing is the easiest way to move files between the two. It’s quite slow.