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  • #22610
    siabod
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    so i’m pretty sure that i’ve set up an smb share correctly on my vista computer. i put a folder in my public section on my computer then set it to share with everyone. what i’m confused about is how to make wiimc connect to it. if someone could give me some instructions it’d be greatly appreciated. also i have turned off password protected sharing however public folder sharing is also turned off. should that be turned on?

    thanks in advance!

    #24805
    gilsil
    Participant

    Get your pc’s ip address (from the cmd line) using configip /all, it is probably something like 192.168.1.1
    Mine was 192.168.1.105 as i have a few pc’s at home

    wii setup screen

    Display Name ____ Movies
    Share IP ________ 192.168.1.1
    Share Name______ Movies
    Username____Mungali08
    Password_____PasSW0rd

    everything is case sensitive.
    i did not turn any passwords off, i just use my logon name and password and that works fine.
    I also did not have the shared folder anywhere special it’s on an external hdd eg //g/Movies
    Hope this helps.

    #24806
    siabod
    Participant

    hmm ok I’ll try it. thanks!

    EDIT: yay it worked! but the video playback is so extremely choppy and it has to buffer every frame that the movie is unwatchable 🙁 is this normal?

    #24807
    Sw0rdiX
    Participant

    No, that doesn’t sound normal at all.

    Have you tried increasing the cache size? I believe it defaults to 30% (personally I have it set at 60% just to be on the safe side) or tried restarting your router (sometime turning it off and then back on cures the weirdest problems).

    If that doesn’t work it could potentially be a problem with your wireless signal (too weak?) or with your router. Do you suffer problems while streaming to, say, another computer/laptop?

    #24808
    rodries
    Keymaster

    The other question is, what kind of file are you trying to play? This doesn’t work for HD content.

    #24809
    gilsil
    Participant

    Check your modem also, some have better strengths than others, you might be to far away or through a concrete wall. A weak modem wont punch through it very well for streaming. When sitting out back at my bar the netcomm did the same thing, i upgraded to a lynksys and no more problem. They have a letter on the box for how strong they are eg N .It’s been a while so my info could be out of date.

    #24810
    pallbearer
    Participant

    has anybody got it working with vista home premium

    i v tried everything….. it works with windows 7….

    #24811
    siabod
    Participant

    @Tantric wrote:

    The other question is, what kind of file are you trying to play? This doesn’t work for HD content.

    i was just using an avi file that i don’t think is HD

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