Dealing with Drive Spindown on a NAS connected to XBMC

admin, 04 June 2012, No comments
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All my media sits on two NAS boxes, both of which spin down the drives when idle for long periods. The result of this is that when XBMC tries to access data off the NAS, the box does not respond and XBMC thinks the item is gone and aks if it should be removed from the library. Saying no and retrying results in the film starting.

Alternatively we can tell XBMC to wait longer than the default 10 seconds by setting:

<samba>
<clienttimeout>60</clienttimeout>
</samba>

<playlisttimeout>60</playlisttimeout>

to make XBMC wait 60 seconds rather than 10

 

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