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Old 09-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Trouble getting Xbox 360 to find files with ushare


I am running Mandriva 2008.1 and recently installed ushare (Mandriva rpm ushare-1.1a-2mdv2008.1) so that I could stream video and music files to my Xbox 360. It installed perfectly and everything is configured correctly. I can access the ushare web interface, ushare finds all of my "shared" files, and the Xbox sees the computer. But when I start looking for media, the Xbox doesn't see anything. So the Videos folder is empty, the Music folder is empty, etc. I tried sharing things that the Xbox should easily recognize: mp3 files, wmv files, jpg and bmp files, but nothing works. The Music, Pictures, and Videos sections of my Xbox remain empty. Oddly enough, however, if I go to Media|Music|Saved Playlists, all of the things I'm sharing appear as playlists. Selecting them doesn't do anything, but for whatever reason they're all listed there.

A majority of the ushare posts in the forums relate to getting ushare to start during boot. I don't have that problem; it starts up fine in daemon mode:

Code:
computer /var/log> tail syslog
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12072]: Interface eth0 is down.
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12072]: Recheck uShare's configuration and try again !
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12073]: Listening on telnet port 1337
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12073]: Initializing UPnP subsystem ...
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12073]: Starting in XboX 360 compliant profile ...
Sep 17 21:56:27 computer uShare[12073]: UPnP MediaServer listening on 192.168.2.5:49153
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Sending UPnP advertisement for device ...
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Listening for control point connections ...
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Building Metadata List ...
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Looking for files in content directory : /home/dvr
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Looking for files in content directory : /home/shared
Sep 17 21:56:28 computer uShare[12073]: Looking for files in content directory : /home/music
Sep 17 21:56:29 computer uShare[12073]: Found 9659 files and subdirectories.
Even though it says "Interface eth0 is down" it still works; it will say that even if I start ushare manually after boot. I have also tried starting it as root from the console in verbose mode so I can see what's going on. Here's what happens when I select Media|Pictures on the Xbox:

Code:
***************************************************
**             New Action Request                **
***************************************************
ServiceID: urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ContentDirectory
ActionName: Browse
CtrlPtIP: 192.168.2.149
Action Request:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<u:Browse xmlns:u="urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1">
<ContainerID>16</ContainerID>
<BrowseFlag>BrowseDirectChildren</BrowseFlag>
<Filter>dc:title,res,res@resolution</Filter>
<StartingIndex>0</StartingIndex>
<RequestedCount>1000</RequestedCount>
<SortCriteria>-upnp:class,+dc:title</SortCriteria>
</u:Browse>

Missing action request argument (ObjectID)
Looking for entry id 16
Not Found
Looking for entry id 100000
Found at 0xb28004f8
Action Result:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<u:BrowseResponse xmlns:u="urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1">
<Result>&lt;DIDL-Lite xmlns=&quot;urn:schemas-upnp-org:metadata-1-0/DIDL-Lite/&quot; xmlns:dc=&quot;http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/&quot; xmlns:upnp=&quot;urn:schemas-upnp-org:metadata-1-0/upnp/&quot;&gt;&lt;/DIDL-Lite&gt;</Result>
<NumberReturned>0</NumberReturned>
<TotalMatches>0</TotalMatches>
<UpdateID>0</UpdateID>
</u:BrowseResponse>
***************************************************
The Xbox will display "No pictures found" even though I have several jpegs and bmps in one of my shared folders. Does anyone have any ideas or seen this before? Thanks!

Last edited by 81bones; 09-18-2008 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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I had this sort of problem when sharing multiple folders. The way I got around it was to create a "uShare" folder which had symbolic links to my Music, Videos and Pictures folders. Then I only shared the uShare folder. uShare follows the symbolic links and loads all my files and then they were available to my 360. Hope it works for you too.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 10:12 PM   #3
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patros:
I had this sort of problem when sharing multiple folders. The way I got around it was to create a "uShare" folder which had symbolic links to my Music, Videos and Pictures folders. Then I only shared the uShare folder. uShare follows the symbolic links and loads all my files and then they were available to my 360. Hope it works for you too.
Thanks for the tip. I tried that and it partially worked -- the things I put in my shared folder will appear on the Xbox now, but they appear everywhere. So if I go to the Videos section, for example, all of my video files are listed, but so are my picture and music files. It won't play the music or display the pictures while I'm in the Video section, but they'll be there. If I go to the Music section, again all my music, videos, and pictures I'm sharing will be there. Oddly if I go to the Pictures section it's still empty. Apparently this setup can't differentiate between media types, but I don't know if it's the Xbox or ushare (my guess is ushare but who knows).

I guess if this is the normal behavior for the ushare/Xbox360 combo then I can deal with it. Is this what everyone else is experiencing or is it just me? Thanks!

Last edited by 81bones; 09-18-2008 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 04:02 AM   #4
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Yeah that's the sort of behaviour I experienced. Although I thought that only happened when browsing Videos on the 360. I haven't used the 360 for playing music so much, I'll have to check when I can kick my wife off the 360. I'll let you know.
 
  


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