Making Music / Video folders on FreeBSD visible on HD TV

Sean Cavanaugh millenia2000 at
Tue Mar 13 19:22:16 UTC 2012

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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at] On Behalf Of Stas Verberkt
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: Making Music / Video folders on FreeBSD visible on HD TV
> Carmel schreef op 13-03-2012 18:29:
> > Presently, I have three HD TVs, two Samsung and one Sony. On these TVs
> > there is a menu where I can access remote devices to access music or
> > videos. By marking the folders "shared" in Windows, these folders are
> > available on these TVs. I have found no way to accomplish the same
> > thing with my FreeBSD-8.2 PC. Simply using Samba and creating a shared
> > music or video directory does not work. I contacted Samsung and they
> > told me that they do not support architecture other than Microsoft &
> > MAC and that I should contact whoever wrote the OS I am working with
> > for assistance. I didn't bother with Sony since I assume I would have
> > only gotten the same response.
> >
> > If anyone understands what I am talking about and has a feasible
> > solution I would love to hear. I had considered either mapping a drive
> > in Windows that pointed to the FreeBSD share or creating a link to it.
> > I would prefer not to have to go that route however, even if it did
> > work.
> >
> > I probably should add that this entire system is wireless with the
> > exception of the FreeBSD machine that is hard wired to the wireless
> > router.
> My guess would still be Samba, as this is an implementation of the shared
> folders of Windows. Maybe your configuration was not perfect?
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Make sure that the SAMBA shares are not hidden. Test from a windows PC to see that they are listed properly.

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