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Hi All, I just got my LG LED tv online, supposedly I can share to it with CIFS. How do I set up a CIFS share in ubuntu? Is this ...
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    Hi All,

    I just got my LG LED tv online, supposedly I can share to it with CIFS. How do I set up a CIFS share in ubuntu? Is this done automatically through Samba Share (when I share through nautilus?). It would be tight if I could start streaming my things to my tv. Thanks all!
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    CIFS is to mount Windows shares on Linux. Samba is to share Linux file systems with Windows (or others). So, what is the TV running? Where is the display you want to stream to? Please be a bit more clear on the network/system configuration.
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    Sorry about the lack of specifics, I don't know enough about networking to be really specific.

    Basically the tv has some internal small OS (I would bet that it's a linux distro). In the manual it says that videos, pictures and music can be shared to it via CIFS. I am running Ubuntu 10.10, have a couple folders that are shared through samba and work great between windows machines and linux distros but the tv isn't seeing it.

    Not sure if that's enough to start with or not ??
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    Time to get the technical documentation for the TV. The question is whether you need to mount a share on the TV from your server using CIFS, or whether you need to export a share on the server. Samba is fine for the latter since current versions can handle CIFS connection requests - CIFS is a more modern implementation of th SMB protocols. It provides better support for long file names, file/folder attributes and permissions, etc. So, until we know what the exact mechanism is that the TV uses to access these videos, we can't say what precisely you need to do. My guess is that you need to have a folder available to share on the server that doesn't require userid/password credentials to access, and then some menu option on the tv would be to mount that share. Once the share is exported from the server, it should be visible to clients such as the TV, or other Windows/Linux systems on the network.
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