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#237622 10-Jun-2018 15:23
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As the title says. I've been trying to connect a Vero 4k box to my W7 network for three months.

 

No help from OSMC.

 

Have you been successful? I'd sure like to know how you did it.

 

BTW: My networked PCs and Laptops talk to each without problems. Everything is shared to the fullest extent ('Everyone' level) The Vero is connected by cable. My aging Western Digital TV Live media players both see my main PC (where the media is stored) without hesitation. If they'd only play x265 files, I wouldn't be looking to replace them. 

 

Anyone have a suggestion? (not you, Sam, thanks all the same)

 

If I can't get this thing working, it's up for adoption. Life's too short for this kinda drama...





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Jase2985
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  #2033127 10-Jun-2018 15:57
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does the veon have a DLNA Player? if so run a DLNA server on your network and play files like that.

geekIT

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  #2033519 11-Jun-2018 09:53
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Jase2985: does the veon have a DLNA Player? if so run a DLNA server on your network and play files like that.

 

It's a Vero 4K, Jase. And DLNA player? I don't know. The box has two systems on it - OSMC and KODI. Why two systems, I don't know that either.

 

All I know is that neither of these Linux-based systems can see my fully shared Windows network, while two models of Western Digital media players can link in without missing a beat. 





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  #2033525 11-Jun-2018 10:24
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geekIT:

 

As the title says. I've been trying to connect a Vero 4k box to my W7 network for three months.

 

No help from OSMC.

 

Have you been successful? I'd sure like to know how you did it.

 

BTW: My networked PCs and Laptops talk to each without problems. Everything is shared to the fullest extent ('Everyone' level) The Vero is connected by cable. My aging Western Digital TV Live media players both see my main PC (where the media is stored) without hesitation. If they'd only play x265 files, I wouldn't be looking to replace them. 

 

Anyone have a suggestion? (not you, Sam, thanks all the same)

 

If I can't get this thing working, it's up for adoption. Life's too short for this kinda drama...

 

 

Hi GeekIT,

 

Kodi is the core opensource software. OSMC package kodi into their take of kodi, which is much the same, but with differences to other kodi distributions. Vero is the hardware box produced by OSMC.

 

For accessing your file shares, you need to add video / music etc sources. Follow this guide:

 

https://kodi.wiki/view/Adding_video_sources

 

That is assuming you have a smb file share setup...

 

I'd be keen for adoption :-)

 

Regards

 

Scott


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  #2033528 11-Jun-2018 10:29
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Also,

 

Here is a link to find out about setting up windows file sharing:

 

https://kodi.wiki/view/SMB


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  #2033539 11-Jun-2018 10:59
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Not quite what you are asking, but I have a raspberry pi running OSMC.  I also have KODI running on my Amazon Fire TV. So I dont have a Vero box - but I should think OSMC on a Pi will be similar.

 

OSMC is effectively a linux operating system that includes a slightly customised version of KODI.

 

I have a windows 7 PC that has a folder that contains all the media - videos, music etc I want to access from my two media devices. I recall ages ago I had to set that folder in windows as a share and on KODI (either the Fire TV or OSMC devices), you have to add that share as a source.

 

You will need to read the docs on setting up the share on windows. I know sometimes it can be tricky getting it to work. I recall sometimes its best to set up a user on your PC with a name and password and when you create the link to the share on KODI you may need to set the username and password of the windows user you created. 

 

There is a video about adding a samba (smb) share here that maybe explains it for you:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EOn9eGWSpw

 

The syntax is quite particular. When adding the source (the shared folder on your pc), the synatx has to be smb://device_name_or_ip_address/sharename

 

e.g.

 

smb://hp_1234/videos or smb://10.0.0.2/videos (assuming your share on that PC was shared with the name videos).





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