SMB and SMB2 support

Added by D S over 11 years ago

Hi
First of all, Great work! A media center is way overdue for the PS3!

I just wonder about support for SMB (and SMB2). I noticed that no such support was included in the current showtime software and wonder if this is something coming or if there will be "just" streaming of media?
SMB support and remote disc mounting is something I have missed in the current "official" PS3 interface and would hope to see in the future, especially in a media center.

Thanks again for the great work! Keep it up!


Replies (8)

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by The Craiggers over 11 years ago

I'd also love this. Since all my media is kept on my fileserver, it's somewhat of a necessity for me.

I wonder how hard it would be? Perhaps I will look into it myself... but having never before touched any PS3 development nor any SMB libraries, I fear it would take awhile. :(

EDIT: Could this be done inside the Javascript plugin engine?

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by Andreas Smas over 11 years ago

The Craiggers wrote:

I'd also love this. Since all my media is kept on my fileserver, it's somewhat of a necessity for me.

I wonder how hard it would be? Perhaps I will look into it myself... but having never before touched any PS3 development nor any SMB libraries, I fear it would take awhile. :(

Well, I've experince with both :-)

Showtime actually have support for two different SMB implementations already. Both libsmbclient (on normal unix systems) and tinysmb (on Wii)

See fa_smbclient.c and fa_tinysmb.c in https://github.com/andoma/showtime/tree/master/src/fileaccess

EDIT: Could this be done inside the Javascript plugin engine?

No, not as it is today.

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by The Craiggers over 11 years ago

So I'm guessing the problem is more that the PS3 doesn't have any SMB libraries yet?

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by Andreas Smas over 11 years ago

The Craiggers wrote:

So I'm guessing the problem is more that the PS3 doesn't have any SMB libraries yet?

Right, I plan of porting the libs from Wii but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by The Craiggers over 11 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

Right, I plan of porting the libs from Wii but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Awesome.

Thanks for your work thusfar. I bought my PS3 for the express purposes of playing media off my home network, so I'm very much interested in this project. Do you accept donations?

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by Andreas Smas over 11 years ago

The Craiggers wrote:

Andreas Öman wrote:

Right, I plan of porting the libs from Wii but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Awesome.

Thanks for your work thusfar. I bought my PS3 for the express purposes of playing media off my home network, so I'm very much interested in this project. Do you accept donations?

Sure, I have added a donation tab on the main website:

https://www.lonelycoder.com/hts/showtime_donate.html

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by Anonymous over 11 years ago

Andreas I have donated a small amount for your efforts, sorry I couldn't donate more but I'm currently out of work.

I really appreciate all you are doing to make the PS3 the ultimate media centre.

RE: SMB and SMB2 support - Added by The Craiggers over 11 years ago

I also pitched in. I know it's not much, but hopefully you can get a pizza and a beer at least. I'll try to donate more later after tax season.

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