What's Up With Xbox Media Center

May 31, 2005

New SMB Share Control

New CVS updates have allowed users to adjust SMB share settings from within Xbox Media Center

SMB Share control within the GUI!
This will make it easy to set the SMB share, instead of XboxMediaCenter.xml editing to set the settings.
It will set the shares automatic to the desired groups like video, vusik [also choose able].
You can define the IP, Workgroup, Username, Password, WINS-Server, Share Name!
Also you can define the Settings mode for Advanced or Normal user, to hold it Simple for the beginners
SMB Share Setting is located --> Settings - Network - SMB Share!


I'm not too sure i'm a fan of this. Of course it will allow a new ease of use for normal users, but I just don't want to have to type in all my share information everytime i upgrade to a new version of Xbmc. The on screen keyboard is a bit tedious.

7 Comments:

  • Would you really have to re-enter your SMB settings? I don't think this whould be necessary. The SMB settings in the .xml file should still be the default settings, unless you then change them using the new SMB GUI in XBMC.

    By Blogger Kujo, at 6:46 PM  

  • Yeah... good call. Thats what I've always thought they should do with EVERYTHING that requires keyboard entry. Xlink, Ip settings, yada yada.

    By Blogger Jon, at 8:57 PM  

  • I'm gonna sound dumb now, but i've heard samba is only for linux, can you make XBMC share files with a windows PC?

    By Anonymous Rickie, at 1:13 PM  

  • Yup, SMB is actually the share type that the Samba project uses. Samba was created to allow Unix computers to talk to WIndows shares. So SMB is actually windows too.

    By Blogger Jon, at 1:17 PM  

  • XBMC bookmarks should always be in a separate file or as part of a saved user preferences since day 1. There should be forward and backward compatibility so that a user should never be forced to change them.

    Everytime someone updates the main XML config file, it is always a pain having to copy & paste my particular network setup or directory path to it.

    Being able to edit them inside the GUI is a good thing as sometimes you don't want to go back & forth ftp'ing the config file just for something minor.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:51 AM  

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  • The problem is that the GUI is slow and annoying to have to type in.

    If everytime you upgrade XBMC, which can be as often as every 8 days (depending on which version you use) you have to retype all the settings into the GUI becuase you're "technically" supposed to delete the XBMC UDATA and TDATA folders it's goin g to get really old, really fast.

    I agree with the other guy who mentioned backwards compatability. It was much eaiser to cut and paste into the XML file than it is to type into the GUI.

    The XML file hasn't changed that much as far as the shares go in a while... Why should I have to kill the cache so XBMC isn't so buggy with every upgrade?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:50 PM  

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