I'd really like to upgrade my rather old Kodi HTPC setup by replacing the backend with Mediabrowser. I like the possibility to watch on multiple devices in my home network without keeping media databases in sync.
So what I did was installing Mediabrowser on my Ubuntu server (HP N36L) for testing before buying a faster server (for transcoding). I am running into the problem that I cannot playback any content without transcoding being in place. The library is set up using linux local paths ( /media/Storage/movies ). I configured path substitution so that the clients can access the files directly. This is the point where I am not sure why transcoding is still in place.
I tried the following configurations for substitution
/media/Storage/movies -> smb://server/movies
/media/Storage/movies -> \\server\movies
/media/Storage/movies -> nfs://server/Storage/movies
None of these worked for the web client on my Macbook (using Google Chrome), since I still see the bandwidth settings in the top right corner.
All the options also didn't work for a Windows 7 client using Firefox.
I did not test the following clients yet. Kodi, iPhone, iPad.
My server can provide access to the media files via NFS, AFP or SMB.
Can anyone help me troubleshoot the setup so I can playback with direct file access? Is it even possible that devices with different OS can playback with direct file access at the same time?
Edited by bondfreak, 26 April 2015 - 12:30 PM.