Firmware: A-410 [01 Apr. 2014] | A-400 [12 Mar. 2014] | C-300 [13 Feb. 2014] | A-300 [24 Feb. 2014] | C-200 [11 July 2013] | A-200/A-210 [11 July 2013] | Popbox V8 [3 Dec 2013]

Just got your NMT | WIKI has the answers | Search the forum | Forum Rules/Policy | Firmware & Official NMT News | Popcornhour manuals



User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Connecting Popcorn Hour to PC for Dummies-Please Help
08-01-2008, 01:40 AM
Post: #1
Connecting Popcorn Hour to PC for Dummies-Please Help
Could anyone please explain, in simple terms, how to connect the Popcorn Hour to a PC in order to play files off the hard drive(s).

I've read the forums but don't understand half the terms used. What hardware and programs is needed to do it? Server? Router? Can I just run an ethernet cable between the the PC and Popcorn hour?

PC is running Vista 32bit.
Wireless internet connection is from the apartment management.

Thank you for any help.
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 01:53 AM
Post: #2
 
Connect to your pc usuing a cross over cable. PCH straight to PC. As for software, the easiest is to download myihome. Direct my ihome to your video folder. Now it should pop up in your sources on the PCH. Myihome needs to be running in order to work. Test and see what happens.
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 02:15 AM
Post: #3
 
Thank you!

Got it working.

One problem, PCH doesn't see the ISO files on my PC's harddrive. Other video files in the same location work fine.
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 02:27 AM
Post: #4
 
The reason why is because Myihome can not play ISO files. In order to play ISO files you need to set up an SMB (samba) share. SMB or Samba is the standard file sharing protocol used in Windows, and the procedure is well described elsewhere in the forum. Try to use the search function.

Media tank:A-100 & C-200
TV:Panasonic TH-50PY800MT (HDMI)
Audio:Logitech Z-5500 (Coaxial)
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 02:44 AM
Post: #5
 
cheaper_popcorn Wrote:The reason why is because Myihome can not play ISO files. In order to play ISO files you need to set up an SMB (samba) share. SMB or Samba is the standard file sharing protocol used in Windows, and the procedure is well described elsewhere in the forum. Try to use the search function.

Thanks for the info regarding the Myihome and ISO files.

Searching "smb setup" and "samba faq", and so on, generates 1000s of matches.

Found this in the FAQ: How do I add SMB/NFS shares?

1) Setup SMB share: Goto Setup->Media Server->Network Share, you can browse your SMB network and add the path to the list, or manually enter the path to your SMB share, e.g. smb:///foldername


Following those instructions just give a "No Workgroup Found!" message.
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 03:09 AM
Post: #6
 
Try this guide:

http://www.mpcclub.com/temp/MPC_SMB_and_...de_PCH.pdf

I am not sure whether not connecting through a router will mean some of the parameters change or not - hopefully somebody else does.

Media tank:A-100 & C-200
TV:Panasonic TH-50PY800MT (HDMI)
Audio:Logitech Z-5500 (Coaxial)
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 03:30 AM
Post: #7
 
Thank you, but that guide is for XP.
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2008, 07:15 AM
Post: #8
 
Sorry about that, I should have read your opening post more carefully.

Your setup is quite different from that of most people. Most people would have the PCH and PC connected to the same router, and use fixed/manual IPs for the PC, router and PCH. Since you have a different setup with wireless internet connection, I am not sure what would work.

Further, I don't have a Vista computer in my setup so hopefully somebody else who uses Vista and connects via Crossover cable will be able to help out.

Here's a wild guess though, until somebody who knows better comes along.

There should be a Workgroup configuration wizard in Vista that you would run to setup a standard type network, and in that guide you would specify a workgroup name. Then make sure that workgroup name is entered into the appropriate place under Network setup of the PCH.

I believe the default workgroup name in Vista is simply WORKGROUP.

As an additional, more details on Vista File sharing here, maybe it will clarify something: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libra...27037.aspx

Media tank:A-100 & C-200
TV:Panasonic TH-50PY800MT (HDMI)
Audio:Logitech Z-5500 (Coaxial)
Find all posts by this user
08-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Post: #9
 
Thanks. Created a new workgroup but PCH doesn't detect anything.

Added 2 HHDs full of ISO files via USB, so now I've got a bunch of useless stuttering movies since PCH can't play ISO via USB.

Looked at Llink since it was an HTTP streamer that does ISO files, but it's a bit complicated seeming how I have to mess around with adding code.

**I'm trying Llink now, no luck......

Are there any streamers that are user and ISO friendly and ready to go?
Find all posts by this user
08-03-2008, 09:08 PM
Post: #10
 
I haven't tried personally, but what about VLC from VideoLan?
Find all posts by this user
08-04-2008, 04:42 AM
Post: #11
 
shawbros72 Wrote:Thanks. Created a new workgroup but PCH doesn't detect anything.

Added 2 HHDs full of ISO files via USB, so now I've got a bunch of useless stuttering movies since PCH can't play ISO via USB.

Looked at Llink since it was an HTTP streamer that does ISO files, but it's a bit complicated seeming how I have to mess around with adding code.

**I'm trying Llink now, no luck......

Are there any streamers that are user and ISO friendly and ready to go?

I think the latest official FW just cannot play ISO files on anything except internal HD. This is a firmware bug, not SMB, USB or LLink problem.

I think the previous FWs are working fine with ISO, and the upcoming FW should be OK too.
Find all posts by this user
08-04-2008, 05:39 AM
Post: #12
 
LoneWolf Wrote:I think the latest official FW just cannot play ISO files on anything except internal HD. This is a firmware bug, not SMB, USB or LLink problem.

I think the previous FWs are working fine with ISO, and the upcoming FW should be OK too.

I played an ISO this morning over an NFS share from my NAS on Firmware 01-17-080612-15-POP-402-000 with no problems, which AFAIK is the latest official firmware.
Find all posts by this user
08-06-2008, 01:30 AM
Post: #13
RE: Connecting Popcorn Hour to PC for Dummies-Please Help
Hello Mods?

Can you address the firmware issue? Do I need to downgrade it?

Are asking for instructions on how to set up PCH too much?
Find all posts by this user
08-06-2008, 07:11 AM
Post: #14
RE: Connecting Popcorn Hour to PC for Dummies-Please Help
just wait some days and then update to the new final firmware Wink

regards werner
Find all posts by this user
08-07-2008, 01:29 AM
Post: #15
RE: Connecting Popcorn Hour to PC for Dummies-Please Help
(08-06-2008 07:11 AM)werner Wrote:  just wait some days and then update to the new final firmware Wink

regards werner

The new firmware will fix the ISO via USB HHD problem?

When is the projected release date for this new firmware?
Find all posts by this user


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Popcorn Hour A-110 and Windows 7 jvaudio 6 40,443 10-07-2009 11:28 AM
Last Post: itokazie
  S.O.S !!! problems with wireless connection in popcorn A-110 freakus 4 4,978 07-17-2009 03:22 AM
Last Post: chris57
  Samsung HT-AS720 Home theater in a box HDMI in can't see popcorn A100 ALNiKO 5 3,760 07-10-2009 09:28 AM
Last Post: chris57
  Connecting PCH to XBOX360 as Portable USB Storage Device? camsauce 12 5,329 07-09-2009 02:18 AM
Last Post: washington678
  Popcorn hour A-100 OPEXOB 1 2,220 06-19-2009 07:17 PM
Last Post: notdavid
  Is it possible to use non-popcorn hour wireless adapter? jabalsad 3 4,926 06-18-2009 02:21 PM
Last Post: jabalsad
  Copying Files From MAC internal to the Popcorn-Hour 110 Internal illpickle 3 6,235 06-14-2009 07:17 PM
Last Post: illpickle
  Connecting the A110 to the router rolhorva 9 4,256 06-11-2009 02:00 PM
Last Post: smithster
Sad Problems connecting via wireless Micha 2 1,965 05-14-2009 07:47 PM
Last Post: Micha
  Setup Popcorn Hour A-110 directly to PC HELP! robwein83 2 8,853 05-13-2009 02:50 AM
Last Post: robwein83

Forum Jump: