Looking to try alternate options for streaming media from a home file server. Infuse seems to tick most of my desired boxes, but I cannot get SMB shares working which is a major blocker.
File server (‘Teabag’) is a custom build running Debian hosting Samba and MiniDLNA shares. All devices also on the network (Win 11 box, Win 10 box, Ubuntu box, multiple Android phones) can see the SMB share and access it as would be expected.
Network backbone is a bunch of Ubiquiti gear, can provide details if deemed relevant. AppleTV is not on a separate subnet and access attempts are entirely local, no VPN shenanigans or anything.
On the AppleTV we’re currently using VLC, which is able to see and access the SMB share as would be expected. Infuse can also see the SMB share, however when I provide login details and attempt to actually establish a connection it fails instantly with a generic unhelpful ‘Error’ message:
An error occurred Sorry, Infuse encountered an error while trying to connect.
I can’t seem to find any logs or similar which would point me in the direction of what might be the root cause. Nothing seems to change if I correctly specify workgroup, SMB protocol version etc under Infuse’s ‘Advanced’ options. Infuse can also see and connect to the DLNA share without issue - the problem is just with SMB.
Samba config, in case anyone can see anything which might be a blocker to Infuse:
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Teabag netbios name = Teabag interfaces = bond1 #Security bind interfaces only = yes security = user map to guest = bad user server min protocol = SMB3 #Connectivity wins support = yes browsable = yes printable = no #Private shares [Common] path = /RAID read only = no guest ok = no valid users = @users #Public shares [Music] path = /RAID/Music read only = yes public = yes guest ok = yes [Movies & TV] path = /RAID/Video read only = yes public = yes guest ok = yes