I'd never understood the issue with XBMC and network shares - until now. And now what I understand isn't a resolution or anything, but what a pain this is when it stops working.
I had solid SMB mounts for a long time. And then last night, all the network shares timed out continuously. Other devices in the house have no problem with them. This box can ping the media server, vice versa.
I also run NFS, and the DVD player can see the NFS shares, so I thought i'd try that. The fire TV NFS client can see the NFS server and the sharenames, but cannot get into any of them.
I don't know what's happened, I did not get an OTA and am still rooted, but suddenly neither SMB nor NFS work on the firetv. My DVD player can do the NFS mounts flawlessly. It's too bad, as this basically makes the FTV worthless to me.
Unfortunately, since there's no way I know of to truly reset the device, I'm not sure how to proceed. I've tried rebooting, I've tried updating to the latest launcherish XBMC, I've tried resetting the system and reinstalling XBMC - nada, except I was reminded how much I hate the setup video.
I'm well past the 100 bucks worth of annoyance at this point. The WDTV Live Plus never, ever gave me this kind of trouble. It couldn't stream Amazon video and at first this box seemed so much more capable but now? Meh.