SMB in Mplayer CE, once configured correctly, is actually quite robust.
So at the moment you have...?
#Samba share1 (smb1:/)
Seeing as the Share is Shared as Share on your network, it must be close.
I'm surprised you can Share a Share with the name Share though, you'd think Windows would prevent that.
Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.
thank you thank you thank you! so my first mistake was using my external ip not my internal 1 then my second was a very bad choice of file name! i have renamed and all is now working! wow, why can nothing be as simple as it should be with me!
SMB share works very well but I have to have my pc on for streaming video. So I tried ftp it works like a charm and just turn on the external hard drive hooked to my router through its usb port. Set ftp up with no authentication and disable wan access in my router. Edit ftp.conf of Mplayer and leave user and password blank. It takes few tries to connect. It turns my Wii into a wireless media player.
My router is an Asus WL520U running Tomato with usb mod firmware. Your hard drive has to be formated as fat32 to be mounted on router.
This is a great place to mod your wii. I did not pay any attention after hard mod my Wii few years ago with D2C chip. It is so lucky for those who waited for soft mod became available. I had to solder 30 more wires, man what a job it was.
Last edited by mememewiiwiiwii; 01-05-2010 at 02:22 PM.
I searched the forums for an answer to this question & this is the closest thread I've found. Can you play videos using SMB protocol, when connecting to a Mac? The apple site shows you can set up SMB shares (Mac 101: File sharing), but I get the same error as OP when trying to connect.
Can any Mac users out there help? Do you have to set up the smb.conf in a special way for Macs? is SMB windows-only?
ps. This is my first post, I have had no questions setting up HBC or playing backups because of the BRILLIANT tutorials this site has. Seriously awesome.
Last edited by hungjon; 01-14-2010 at 12:13 AM. Reason: error
i dont no why but this has now stopped working, i deleted a file in the folder and put some new ones in my file, checked it was still set for sharing so into mplayer and i get the connection error again-great, dont get it at all-any ideas?
hungjon sorry i have no idea, maybe someone else can help.