OK, I’ve been using my new Vero 4K for a month or so now, very happy with it.
However, I’ve noticed that some items haven’t been scanning to my library properly and I’m not quite sure what to do with it.
Just some background:
I have a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials server running DrivePool. Before the Vero, I was using LibreElec to connect to SMB Shares (/Movies, /TVShows etc) and a MySQL database to share my library with a FireStick running Kodi. No problems.
When I plugged the Vero in I couldn’t get it to see any of my SMB shares, so after reading through the forum a little I decided I’d just use NFS instead, which seems to have fewer issues. So I installed the NFS Server feature in Windows and shared my folders that way. I also put a path substitution into advancedsettings.xml so that my previous library entries would still work properly.
This has been working fine (and actually still is) until I noticed a few weird things in my library - TV shows appearing that I had no idea about but with episodes belonging to series that I do have. I ignored all this… until yesterday when it just refused to show The Walking Dead S08E01 no matter how many ways I tried to add it to the library manually.
I took a look at the logs and found all sorts of weird stuff in there - strange characters in episode titles, really weird stuff. I thought that the MS NFS Server might be mangling file names, but when I view them through File Explorer (or whatever it’s called) in the System menu they appear fine.
I’ve attached a link to the log file:
see various lines like
“08:46:45.845 T:4089443312 ERROR: SQL: [MyVideos107] Undefined MySQL error: Code (1366)
Query: insert into files (idFile, idPath, strFileName) values(NULL, 556, ‘Star Trek Enterprise S03E21 - Eï¿½ (05May2004).avi’)”
This file shows up fine (without the weird characters) when browsing as SMB or NFS.
Any ideas? It’s only happened since I switched to NFS from SMB. I’d switch back to SMB if I could make the Vero see the Windows 2016 server shares, but I can’t. And no comments about switching to a Linux server please!