I am a newbie to the Vero 4K+ and much of the discussion here goes over my head. In purchasing the Vero product I was not aware that it would be as technical an item to connect as it is. I have been trying to connect the Vero to my Drobo server. Have used a WDTV box for years and it was very user intuitive. The Vero is less but that is probably me. Would very much like to get it up and operating. Any help would be appreciated.
It is difficult to help you with the little bit of information you have provided. You didn’t even state how your trying to connect to your Drobo or what model you have to try to infer. Perhaps these two wiki articles would be a good place for you to start.
Hi. I have a Drobo FS. The Vero 4K+ seems to have installed properly. It has found and is connected to the network but does not seem to show any computers or servers on the network. I click on the Video icon which takes me to the page to find the source of the videos. That is where I hit a road block.
I would guess your issue is likely because your connecting via SMBv3 which does not support browsing in that way. You can probably either choose a non-recommended fix by going to settings>services>SMB client> and set both min and max to SMBv1. Alternatively you could add the source manually specifying ip address/computer name and credentials.
That is correct. My understanding is that if I was connected, there would files or a directory showing at that point from which to add movies. My screen is blank. I have found and taken note of the coordinates for the Drobo (IP address, etc.)
Is your Drobo configured for guest access or does it use a username and password? If the latter did Kodi ever pop up a notification asking for this information? If you are unsure the easiest way to figure out this info would be to SSH into your Vero and entering in the following command…
If that returns a ‘no such file’ then Kodi does not have SMB credentials added. If it returns a bunch of text please verify the information is correct (you should see a ‘to’ line where it adds a username:password@ to the network path).
Hi, Guest access is configured so anyone can read/write to the Drobo. No user name or password is required to access it. Have connected many new devices and computers to my network and have never been asked to log in to the Drobo. Kodi did not request this information. No popup notification was received. I will try to obtain the info you requested via SSH.
The SSH would be done on a PC connected to the same network. Perhaps some logs would provide some insight. Preferred would be for you to reboot the Vero twice, turn on debug logging, then try to connect to your Drobo. Once that fails upload logs with the My OSMC add-on and post the url it gives you in this thread. Further explanation on logs can be found in the following thread.
It was pointed out to me that the issue may be something to do with using guest access. I poked around a bit and found an old Kodi thread about the apple TV taking exception to connecting to your model NAS in that manor as well. I would suggest that following the suggestion there of making a new user on the Drobo and manually adding a network path in Kodi using those credentials is likely the easiest path to a solution.
I should have added that after turning on debug logging there is another option just below that to enable component specific logging. If you turned that on as well and selected the verbose logging for SMB then this would allow for the greatest chance of it showing what the issue is.
To get a better understanding of the problem you are experiencing we need more information from you. The best way to get this information is for you to upload logs that demonstrate your problem. You can learn more about how to submit a useful support request here.
Depending on the used skin you have to set the settings-level to standard or higher, in summary:
enable debug logging at settings->system->logging
enable component-specific logging for the SMB library component
enable event logging and notification event logging
reboot the OSMC device twice(!)
reproduce the issue: Goto GUI->Videos->Files->Add videos->browse->Windows network(SMB). Here you claim to see a blank screen.
upload the log set (all configs and logs!) either using the Log Uploader method within the My OSMC menu in the GUI or the ssh method invoking command grab-logs -A
publish the provided URL from the log set upload, here