Ticket #21 (closed Defect: invalid)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Files won't play from share mounted in /Movies

Reported by: stefanimvalley@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Playback Version: 1.0b3.1
Keywords: Cc:


I mounted a share into the /Movies folder on my aTV using nitoTV. Sapphire recognizes the shows on that share and even properly downloads meta-data for the shows from the internet (e.g. for Lost, Heroes, etc.) However, wenn I browse through the shows and select a file to play, nothing happens. Just a black screen.

The same procedure works perfectly fine for files stored locally in the Movies folder on my aTV. Any thoughts/ ideas how I can fix this?

Would be a pity because I really love the Sapphire frappliance and would hate to have to copy my TV Show collection to the aTV box.

Thx in advance, Stefan

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 8 years ago by pmerrill

You need to have Perian installed to play files with Sapphire. Refer to the AwkwardTV  Beginners_Guide.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

Replying to pmerrill:

You need to have Perian installed to play files with Sapphire. Refer to the AwkwardTV  Beginners_Guide.

I admit to being a noob... but not that stupid. Perian is -- of course -- installed.

Any further thoughts?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by gbooker

What method did you use to mount it (AFP, SMB, ...)? Try other methods. I find that AFP seems to be the most reliable, and SMB through shlite is nearly worthless.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by gbooker

  • Milestone set to Awaiting User Feedback

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by snown

I don't know if this is the exact same thing that's going on with Stefan, but my appleTV is doing something similer. Here is the Scenario:

  1. I'm using Sapphire 1.0b4.1
  1. Mounting movies via AFP
  1. Movie data shows a negative value for duration
  1. When you attempt to play the movie, it shows a window like the normal AppleTV Music playback, but the progress bard quickly fills-up and then goes past the bounds of the indicated spot for the progress.
  1. Movies playback fine when stored on the local HD

Thanks for your help, and please ask questions if you have any.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by gbooker

Negative value for duration is usually indicative of not being able to actually open the file. I get this when I create 0 byte files to test naming schemes within Sapphire. Can you confirm that the frontrow user on the ATV is actually capable of reading the file?

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by snown

Yeah, they play fine on my other macs with perian, and when I transfer the files to the AppleTV's local Hard Drive, they play fine on my AppleTV.

I did, reencode one of them with visual hub and now it plays fine, but it seems weird that I would have to do that with so many files.

Thanks for your help.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by gbooker

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Milestone Awaiting User Feedback deleted

Seems to be an issue with the mount. Sapphire does nothing different to files played on remote disks or local disks. Closing.

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