Just installed OSMC. I downloaded SMB from the app store and added my win7 pc “ISO” directory. All the iso files show up.
The main Kodi screen is telling me my library is empty and I need to populate it. I “Enter files section” and see 2 folders:
slides and slides_vga. Don’t know what they are. How do I add the folder I just set up with SMB? I see nothing else on the screen except “Options” and that shows “View options” and “Actions” (with"Update Library" as a choice). Nowhere do I see an option to add a folder.
Thanks for the reply. I should have specified that I’m running on a Raspberry Pi and playing files off a win7 machine. Videos -> Files -> Add Videos -> Browse -> Windows network (SMB) worked. I’m able to play the files although one of them plays for 10 - 15 seconds, stops, and displays a “frowny face” screen, goes black and pops back to the video menu. The CPU usage is at 100% and playback is a little slow. Not choppy, but not quite right.
I’m running on a Raspberry Pi model B. Just wanted to see how well it worked. I have Pi2 Model B also. Maybe I need to try that one. The CPU is a little faster and is quad core.
It’s a model B and came with NOOBS on the SD card. I installed OSMC from a menu after bootup. As I mentioned in my reply to fzinken, I’m running from an early model Pi (B). The playback is not quite right. Not choppy, but a little slow. I have a newer Pi2 Model B I’m going to try.
Well that might depend on the codec the file is using. Some codecs might require a licence key to play smooth others might not play at all on a Pi.
But generally they should not lead to a crash, that is more likely a power supply issue or some device issue. See this two sections.