I have spent a couple of days at this issue, and I'm seething in frustration.
I am trying to stream my movies/music to my Wii console.
When I had Windows, this was all too simple: create a profile with username and pass, know your IP, and select directories to share.
- Now I tried something similar to this with Samba, but it just doesn't work. I tried everything. I tried a few tutorials which ended up making ubuntu freeze and refuse to boot (re-install).
- I also tried seriio, which I couldn't get to work after numerous tutorials.
- Finally I tried vlc with vlc-shares. I had some success. I got it to run, but it will only let me stream from /root not expansion drive :( . I tried to put a movie on my SSD and it didn't work anyway.
I am at a total loss as what to do now. I am by no means a total newbie at networking, just new to Linux. I would appreciate it greatly if someone could guide me in the right direction.