I’m not seeing any remote media slided from my Windows share.
What can I do?
If all the statements above are true, now you have to check that the Pi is able to connect to the share and fetch the media: try connecting “manually” via SSH as root:
mount //serverIP/shareName -ousername=YOUR_USERNAME,password=YOUR_PASSWORD /mnt
If the previous mount command raises an error, try understanding what’s going on from that error log and, most important, have a look at your Windows server’s logs.
Otherwise, if no error is printed, you should be able to see the remote share in the output of the command:
mount | grep mnt
If this is your case, you should also be able to list your mounted folder’s media by using:
ls -l /mnt
If you can see your media files, it means that the system is able to mount the shared folder, and the error must be searched somewhere else:
- if you are using the USB key as a medium to “inject” files into the Pi, make sure that the USB key is formatted as vFAT/NTFS or ext4 and of course that you have a set up the media.conf file correctly (v. >=13.0);
- make sure that the files are saved in the root folder of the key (not inside directories);
- make sure that the files downloaded by Raspberry Slideshow during its functionig have a size greater than zero (which issue means there are errors during the transfer). You can accomplish this by SSH’ing in and have a look at $TEMP_MEDIA_FOLDER_SAMBA, which by default is /tmp/imgs3.