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otarie posted a topic in KodiHey there, I've been using emby for kodi for years now with my NAS and it was working fine. My Setup is a windows 8.1 PC in the office running Emby 220.127.116.11 and Shield TV Pro 2019 running Kodi 18.6. Everythings wired with lan cables but I have to use a powerline adapter to get to the office (ca.340mbps) recently upgraded to 4K and attached a 5TB drive directly to my Shield TV Pro 2019 for 4K stuff. Here is where it gets weird. I added the new location via unc paths to my movie library (\\SHIELD\ShieldDrive\NVIDIA_SHIELD\Videos\Recent Shield). I want Kodi to play the files directly from the external hard drive without using the network paths but i cant figure out what the local path is to put into the "shared network folder"-option or am i misunderstanding sth here? If i just play a movie from the attached hard drive through the library with those smb paths (smb://SHIELD/ShieldDrive/NVIDIA_SHIELD/Videos/Recent Shield/...) its starts playing and is buffering like its playing directly from the external hard drive but i get video blocking/freezes, audio drops and the shield gets so slow that sometimes i cant even get the side menu to come out and i have to pull the power plug to restart. Feels like the shield is choking on sth. Any idea what that could be? Files from my NAS work flawlessly. Oh and if i use the file manager to start the file from the drive directly its works fine. I'm out of my depth here, any help is appreciated! Thank you