GeeXboX loading problem

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  1. Luriden
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    I've never used GeeXboX before, this is my first time trying it and it's giving me problems.

    The alpha 4 zip file comes with two folders: apps and GeeXboX. I of course put the GeeXboX folder in the root of the SD and the folder that was in apps in apps. I load it up on the Wii, the GeeXboX menu comes up, and when the loading bar is at about 80% the Wii freezes, forcing me to unplug it. Anyone else had this problem and have a possible remedy?

    Or better yet, is it worth the trouble? My friend has my Xbox 360 so I'm looking for a better way to stream TV episodes and such from my computer. Do the video files skip or anything?
     


  2. Mark McDonut

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    Is there a memory card in either of your gamecube memory card slots?
     
  3. Luriden
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    No sir, nothing in any of the Gamecube slots, nor the USB slots.
     
  4. Screemer

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    disable wiiconnect24.
     
  5. Patryc

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    Disabling wiiconnect24 makes no difference on my Wii. Nor does removing usb device. Alpha 3 works very well but alpha 4 always gets stuck at around 75%. Many Wii users have had this problem with alpha 4.
     
  6. Luriden
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    I disabled WiiConnect24, restarted the Wii, tried GeeXboX again and it's still freezing at the same spot. I guess that wasn't it.

    I'm using 3.3 firmware, does that make any difference?
     
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    Sorry, but if we have to disable things unlike the previous builds, then this looks like its just taking a step backward. I get the same freeze problem and I'll just stick to MPlayer.
     
  8. Luriden
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    I just tried alpha 3 and it works. I can't figure out how to access the files I have on my computer on this network, so it might not be for me.

    Can Mplayer do this? I was under the impression that Mplayer was only for DVDs...
     
  9. Screemer

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    that's weird. disabling wc24 worked for me. other reported that unplugging usb-devices did help. i think it's a flaw in this build.
     
  10. ashee

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    i think this is how u gotta make it work (the 80% freeze)

    turn on the "Lock" switch of the card before you run GeeXboX
     
  11. magic12

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    same here
     
  12. jservs7

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    I found this on Wiibrew.org under the GeeXboX troubleshooting section:

     
  13. djdynamite123

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    yep, i get error in alpha 4, sticking with alpha 3 for now.
     
  14. tlangford

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    Me too.

    does anyone know when we'll get samba share file browsing?
     
  15. Luriden
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    Yeah I was thinking I could use GeeXbox to browse DivX movies and crap from my computer and stream it, much like XBMC on Xbox, but after playing with it enough I don't think I can. I've got Winamp Remote set up and I can do that, but the quality and framerate is pretty bad. So at this point, there's no way to stream stuff?
     
  16. mikeyt1998

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    whats the main difference with alpha 3 and 4? mines working great. but i dont exactly know which i have coz it was a while ago when i put it on heh.

    i can bluetooth stuff direct to the root of the sd, use a usb device and i think they're the main features. cant figure out how to play dvd's on it though. but i'm not to fussed about that coz i got an xbox original for that [​IMG]
     
  17. Screemer

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    does anybody know how to mount a media-file which is located on a windows network share drive? is there a way just to mount the share as a drive and browse it like a usb drive or sd card? i wasn't able to figure that out yet.
     
  18. WiiCrazy

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    had faced similar problem in previous builds... backing up sd card, formatting and copying everything back had solved the issue... yet this time lots of people got this issue it may not be relevant...
    though reading the official thread about geexbox people additionally suggest locking the sd card...
     
  19. pure

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    You're going to need Samba for this. I have no idea if it's already been ported since i don't use GeeXBox..
    If it is you can mount it just like any other media ..
    e.g:
    mount \\windowsserver\\sharename -t cifs /where/ever/you/want/it
     
  20. WiiCrazy

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    currently wiilinux only supports usb ethernet adapters so does geexbox...