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Topic # 150767 2-Aug-2014 12:05
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Hi All

Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on a suitable front end for XBMC...  I'm currently using Atom based PC's running openelec - however would like to move to something Android based so as I can also have Netflix running on the same device.

For Live TV I am using Argus TV; which while I have no issues with this with the Atom based PC's, I was unable to get a Raspberry Pi to work with this configuration.

Keen for any recommendations you may have, or better yet, know good hardware :)

Thanks
David

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  Reply # 1109246 15-Aug-2014 19:57
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I use xbmc on several clients with Argus as a front end.
Works fine for me on a Pi running Raspbmc.
There is however a issue with smb permissions which is easy to fix.

If this is your problem then the symptom is that you can see all your Argus recordings but can't play them.
Shout if that was the issue.



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  Reply # 1109247 15-Aug-2014 20:00
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Hi

Yup that was an issue from memory... Keen if you can post the solution, and I'll give the Pi a shot later on...

Thanks
David

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  Reply # 1109254 15-Aug-2014 20:26
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Pasted from my notes........
Will not play video recordings from Argus despite seeing the recordings
Actually a Samba fault on PI - the password is not sent despite being entered
in the Argus configuration page.
Solution
Add details to passwords.xml in
cd ~/.xbmc/userdata/
more passwords.xml


smb://CHOBE/
smb://USERNAME:PASSWORD@CHOBE/


Description of issue
http://www.argus-tv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4947
http://www.argus-tv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4549#p30027
http://www.argus-tv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4681
http://www.argus-tv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4549#p30027

You'll likely need to create the password.XML file.
My host is named CHOBE, so obviously change that
You need to put in your user name and password

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  Reply # 1109255 15-Aug-2014 20:27
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Ah posting XML didn't work, I'll try again

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  Reply # 1109270 15-Aug-2014 20:41
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cd ~/.xbmc/userdata/
more passwords.xml
{passwords}
{path}
{from pathversion="1"}smb://CHOBE/{/from}
{to pathversion="1"}smb://USERNAME:PASSWORD@CHOBE/{/to}
{/path}
{/passwords}



I've had to change all the < to { and likewise for the other direction bracket



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  Reply # 1109285 15-Aug-2014 20:50
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Awesome, thanks... I'll give it a shot!

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