Title says it all, I have seen the same issues with no resolutions. So I just want to get some clarification before I start redoing things.
Current setup, Windows 7 Ultimate with multiple connected USB 3.0/2.0 connected ext HDDs, all shared and accessible on the LAN. 2 Client RPis, one running RaspBMC final(Kodi) on RPi B0 and one running OSMC RC4 on RPi B+. Static IP addresses at the router assigned via MAC addresses.
Currently, overnight library updates on the OSMC RPi leaves me in the morning with “cannot connect to server” with sources added as smb://192.x.x.x/folder/. Only cure to reconnect is reboot Win 7 machine with ext USB HDDs., then rebootOSMC RPi and rescan library, tedious obviously.
My question is, I have enabled in Kodi on the Win 7 “server” to share libraries via uPnP etc. Will this allow a more stable “source” for the RPi to not lose their connection daily by switching the RPi to use the sources as upnp://192.x.x.x/folder/ ? I know samba isn’t the greatest but I needed something that Windows could connect to to write to RPis ext HDDs. I guess if I need to put something on there I could just use the file manager in Kodi and copy it over.
Also will using uPnP as a source pull down the uPnP “servers” data for particular piece of media instead of scraping? Will this also include start/stop/pause resume points for “syncing” from client to client? Basically if I share it via uPnP, and I pasue or stop a movie in the livingroom where the Win 7 “server” has the primary media sources will I be able to resume at same point of movie on RPi clients in other rooms?
I attempted MySQL and it failed horribly, not building complete database, only a partial from initial setup, no new media was updated to the RPi clients. All media was current and updated on Win 7 and the same said media was available via Vidoes > Files > Source and played, could be renamed/deleted(so it wasn’t a share permissions issue)
Anyway enough ramblings, thanks for any input.