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    smb shares problem ?

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    I managed to get mplayer working with an external drive as a complete newbie but then wanted to configure the conf file for wireless shares. I completed the IP address and the folder name for each share and saved the file back to the SD card. However, when I booted up the wii again I couldn't get past the "File" option in mplayer. Would a wrong IP do this ? It doesn't seem that I am geting far enough through the options for an incorrect conf file to cause a problem. I didn't change anything else to my knowledge.

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    The smb share thing wouldn't cause a major issue if it were incorrect, it would just throw an smb connection error when tryi9ng one of the shares.

    You could always try reverting the file back to default to test.
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    Managed to get it working by inserting a user name and password in the shares. I noticed that folders with spaces in the names only connected sometimes so I took the spaces out of the source folders and the conf file. Video is constantly buffering but I'm sure that's an issue that's covered elsewhere so I will go off and research.

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    SD video is only possible, it will stutter like crazy with HD and I've not had too much luck with mkv. Probably requires quite a strong wifi signal. My router is in next room from my Wii.
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    May be misunderstanding but I'm not using the SD for video, only for the apps. Should I be copying the apps onto the wii ? I did manage to get pretty good wifi video in the end. Avi seems best, mkv was awful and divx and xvid weren't good either.

    OK - I realised now you're talking about definition. I don't have HD video capability so haven't tried that.

    The wifi generally seems not much worse than the external drive but I may connect my current 320 gb WD drive to the wii and get a new 1tb backup for the main PC. I believe the WD works with partitioning for wii games so interested to try that.

    I did wonder also whether there are other apps apart from mplayer ? For example, can you connect straight to your PC desktop and control everything ? I've tried Orb but it's a bit clumsy.
    Last edited by mahutchinson; 09-14-2009 at 02:07 AM.

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    When I set up smb on mplayer 7.5 it kept freezing on the menu usually when I hit File. I read that it will be fixed in the next version but interested in your fix. i might have to give it another try as at the minute I've just installed 7.2 which works ok but very occasionally freezes durring playback.

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    The buffering with wifi can be quite annoying, take a good few seconds to buffer before playing and does sometimes, albeit rarely need buffering mid-stream. These days I tend to just put whatever I want to watch on SD card and use that. The smb share doesn't seem to work as well for me on Windows 7.

    Partitioning works fine with WBFS as long as the WBFS is primary.
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    Looking again at video formats today, it seems more specific files rather than a format that is problematic. I have 2 Blondie promo videos in mkv - one works fine and the other freezes up the whole system. I played half an avi Marx Brothers film last night over my wireless network with no problem at all. Thought of trying wmv - got nothing in that format at the moment. Newer DVD rips work perfectly.

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