Originally Posted by darkphader SMBv3
is currently only used by Windows 8
and Windows Server 2012
and is basically a non-issue in regards to anything else as even those products speak SMBv1
The probabilities are against any other current, or past, products, outside of Samba 4, ever speaking SMBv3
; nor will they need to in the foreseeable future.
IMO discussion otherwise of SMBv3
is a Red Herring
in that it has nothing to do with any sharing issues regarding the Oppo, a NAS, Windows 7, Windows XP, OSX, etc.
Agreed...in fact, I have managed to sort it out with testing on an XP computer I scrounged up and a Windows 7 test machine with a fairly clean install.
Although I have found the solution for this
, it may not be worth it - you do all the below and end up with what? A crappy navigation interface that is far better achieved letting Windows Media Streaming and Sharing handle it for you as I originally described - and even that is not so great.
First, the crazy folders - Music, Photos, Videos are apparently as described above - some sort of "generic" presentation or filter that will get you where you want to go...once everything else is set.
Next, with Windows XP
, it is dead simple - especially when "Simple File Sharing" is enabled - you get the username / password prompt and don't fill in either, just click connect or whatever is next and voila you are in. I suppose sharing with username / passwords would also work, but I didn't try it (see Win7 though...)Windows 7
(and possibly Windows 8 but I don't want to muck up my computer to test this)...
anything and everything to do with Windows Live Essentials
. I don't know why or what this is doing, but it is the root cause of inoperability and for those who say, "it worked and then one day didn't..." - right; some sort of automatic update to Live Essentials broke it. (my source: http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/132028-unable-access-simple-shared-folders-streaming-client.html
2) Password protected sharing or not - if you follow the Advanced Sharing page, you can turn Off Password protected sharing - it is sort of like "Simple FIle Sharing" in Win XP - anything shared can be accessed by anyone - including the Oppo. This lets you also ignore the username and password fields presented by the Oppo and connect without them.
3) Password protected sharing ON - this is better security, depending on how much you care about that. If you have it set ON, when you Connect from the Oppo you will have to enter a username and password. However it has to be in the following format or it will not work:
Username = computer_name\username ---> for example if the computer is called XPS15, I would enter XPS15\stevepow (make sure you use a backslash "\").
Password = password --- > whatever your password is.
This should work also on Windows 8 unless whatever was added to Live Essentials became embedded into Windows 8.
Like I said, at the end of the day, for me it was more about getting to the bottom of it and making it work rather than reaching any useful solution as the interface is so remedial; there are much better ways to play Music through the Oppo.
Enjoy and if any detail is unclear, I can do some screen shots or clarify.