Ushare and Xbox 360
- Due to the rather bare nature of the Ushare wiki entry on NSLU2-Linux, and the fact that I
can not find anything through their site, forum or wiki (ushare.geexbox.org) yet it says
that the necessary changes have been made to share files to the Xbox 360, I appeal to this
What do I need to do to get the standard Ushare package, installed through ipkg install on
the Slug with the latest Unslung firmware, to work with the Xbox 360?
I have scoured the net and have only come up with two ideas that I might be doing wrong,
but I have been given no hint on how to fix them.
First, that I need to append a ':1' to the end of the server name. This was mentioned on
the Gmediaserver forums, so I am not entirely sure it applies to Ushare...
Second, that I need to conform to a certain directory structure for the 360 to recognize
what I am sharing, mentioned here at [http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups/
I have tried to contact the ushare developers, but either they are too busy, or it has been
answered before somewhere that I have not been able to find. Before I tried that, I have
tried an huge assortment of search terms at various places on the net to no avail. I am
completely clueless as to how to get this to work.
Just in case this helps anyone with my question, I have a standard slug with the latest
unslung firmware, I installed the normal package of ushare provided with ipkg and have
left the configuration file as it came, except for the directory of the media that I needed to
provide. The service itself has started, and I can access the web page for adding
directories. It would appear from the route table that the multicast address has been
added for me, but just in case I typed the command that is provided on the ushare site
(ushare.geexbox.org) and made sure it was entered. The 360 and the slug are across a
standard switched hub. I do not have any other program off hand to test UPnP
connectivity in general to see if it is just the 360 that can't find Ushare, unless someone
can recommend a 'just works' UPnP client for MacOSX. I do have a version of mt-daapd
running on the slug as well, just in case it might interfere in some way, but I have not
heard anything related to that.
Plain and simple, it doesn't work, I can't find a tutorial anywhere, and I would like to go the
free route as Twonkyvision is a paytouse. I will more than gladly type up anything I learn
and add it to the wiki on NSLU2-linux for others to find so that I am hopefully the last
person that has this problem.
Thanks in advance.