I’ve been looking around on a great how to add a folder on a mac via smb, but have had no luck.
What have I done:
Checked the Kodi wiki http://kodi.wiki/view/SMB/Mac
and watched Share Folder via MAC OSX How to - For XBMC on Apple TV 2 - YouTube
Question: Do I, or do I not, check my account (in the video the dude selected Bell) and enter a password? (And why?)
Second Question: If I do, should I use my account and password when adding the connection in Kodi?
–> I have tried both
When adding the source to Kodi there are several options
- Zerconf: I notice that my Macbook is recognized, but nothing happens when I try to select it.
–> I’ve tried this workaround: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=214091&pid=1921762#pid1921762
–> Plus I’ve tried the Edit 1 on the first page of that topic
- Windows network (SMB)
–> Receive an immediate error 2: share not available. Why?
- Add network location with SMB protocol
–> Left the shared folder empty
–> Added the IP the “connection timed out”
–> Added the location name Macbook-Pro etc. then the connection is refused with and without user and password
–> Added the location name with .local. Then the connection is refused with user and password, without user and possword it is timed out
–> When choosing “browse” instead of entering the location name I receive an “Error 2: Share not available”
I’m quite lost here now. Anyone with a viable tip? I’m on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4. I’m running the latest OSMC May release.
Edit: Just curious, my mac username contains several spaces. Could that be part of the issue?