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Old 01-27-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question How to share directory with Windows computers across network for Kodi?

Hey everyone. I have a media computer (ubuntu-mate distro) in my living room. It has a 4 TB HD that I have a MediaCenter directory. In that I have sub-directories for TV, Movies, Music, etc.

I have Kodi installed on that an use that on my TV as a media center. It is connected (wired) to the router. What I would like to do is share that MediaCenter folder/directory across the network so that a Windows 10 laptop can run Kodi on itself and access those files.

If possible I would like to make it so that the Windows laptop can view the movies, tv shows, etc but not add, edit or delete any files.

Does anyone know of a simple to understand (for a meathead like myself) tutorial tht exists explaining how to do this? Or could someone tell me the steps involved (as easily to understand as possible). If I need to move the MediaCenter folder to another directory (Public or something) I can do that.

I want my niece (who knows less about computers than me - and that is a little scary) to be able to view the media stuff from her room over her wirelss ac connection if possible.

Thank for any help anyone can give. It is much appreciated. And as usual sorry for what I am sure is an uber-noob question.
Old 01-27-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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Has anyone got Kodi/XBMC to work on Windows 10?
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You could use samba to share ubuntu's storage.


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