I’ve been having issues with XBMC playing files served through samba, I don’t recall when this started, but for sometime I couldn’t even browse the collection of files in my own server. Nothing changed, well, I did upgrade Ubuntu to 10.04 on my server, but I think this was happening before that.
Anyway, I browsed the internet and didn’t find anything related to this error or how to fix it.
After looking around in the configuration I’ve found something which caught my eye and I got it working.
The error I was getting was:
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And what I had to do is remove the XML path in
$HOME/.xbmc/userdata/guisettings.xml that started with the tag
<smb>. Removed that, restarted XBMC and things started to work again.