I have waited months to finally find some time to jailbreak this ATV2 and run XBMC / media player on it as everyone online raves about it and I was happy to stop using my PS3 / xbox’s to stream media.
However upon jailbreaking with the latest tethered option and purchasing firecore to put on the ATV2, I’ve had nothing but no joy, and i’m starting to question the purchase.
I cannot mount any of my windows share drives on my home network, all the computers can see themselves fine, the PS3 can see everything fine even, however a direct SMB mount will not work within this media player on firecore.
I have turned off ‘all password’ requirements under advanced sharing, i’ve made sure ‘everybody’ has permissions along with an active user on the drives that I want to have shared. I’ve turned off all firewalls in the event they were stopping something and yet, I get the same issue.
Also attempted connectivity via IP or netbios name , no luck.
Error everytime : Could not open dir [smb://name]. Reason: No such file or directory(2).
I’m yet to find anything online or on this forum that leads to a fix for this problem, I"m not sure if this is a potential issue with this version of firecore that i’m running and the tethered jailbreak or not.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated, i’m going out of my mind here trying to work out a solution and i’m limited in any further action that I can take
I’ve so far noticed, that this issue seems to only relate to my Windows 7 64bit machines (Home / Ultimate editions)
I powered up my older laptop running Windows 64 x32 and everything shared immediately, perfectly fine, all settings identical across all three computers. I almost gave up with this, uninstalled media player / xbmc via maintenance menu and going by other peoples recommendations have installed ‘Plex’, so far I"m having much better luck (albeit it different setup - it requires plex server to run on my windows machine, no big issue there for me) and its functioning well so far as its updating its metadata in the background.
I would very much like to knwo the issue with the above as I primarily wanted XBMC running.
I’m having a similar problem as the original poster.
I have an ATV2, a windows 7 PC and a QNAP NAS. I can log on to the sambashare on the NAS from the PC, and ATV2 with media player finds the NAS as a share, but when I enter the same username and password as I did from the PC I get "Could not open dir [smb://NAS1]. Reason: No such file or directory (2).
Is there any way to manually test this or see a log when connected to the ATV through SSH?
When you setup the SMB share in Media Player, enter this for the share name: IP/share and leave all the other fields blank.
Where Elements is the share name, and the IP is the machine it’s connected to. I’m using Win7 64bit with an external HD USB’d to my desktop, with the entire drive shared w/o a user/pass. I didn’t have to change any permissions with it setup like this.
Here’s a screenshot of window that displays the share name: