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As far as I can check neither of these work. All I can find are some rather old messages on this subject.


I only use the file mode and it would be nice if I could place new movies in the (sub)folder where it belongs and plave an alias/symbolic link in the folder "New Movies".


Is my conclusion (not working) correct or is there a workable workaround.
Alias & Symbolic links support was added eons ago. If you have a case where they do not appear to be working, xbmc.log and full describe what you are doing with ls -la listings of your links and their dest.
There is nothing in the logfiles because I cannot click on the Alias or Symbolic because they do not appear in the list. See screenprint, they should be showing but do not.Image.

I also tried to place them elsewhere (other folders) but same problem.

ls -la


Last login: Mon Mar 28 17:23:25 on console
iMac:~ tonio$ cd /Volumes/TV.Films/00.\ TV\ Opnames
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$ ls -la
total 3899224
[email protected] 9 tonio staff 264 28 mrt 18:54 .
[email protected] 18 tonio staff 568 28 mrt 18:54 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 tonio staff 4096 12 mrt 19:58 ._Cover.jpg
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 122028 28 mrt 17:25 Changeling.mkv alias
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 49 28 mrt 17:25 Changeling.mkv symlink -> /Volumes/TV.Films/10. Nieuwe Films/Changeling.mkv
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 16186 12 mrt 19:57 Cover.jpg
[email protected] 10 tonio staff 296 28 mrt 16:32 Human Planet
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 843205953 18 mrt 20:10 WieisdeMol.m4v
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 1152919552 26 feb 22:52 Youp.avi
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$
Just tested both alias and symlinks under 10.6.6. Both work in file mode of xbmc.

DEBUG: DoWork - trying to extract thumb from video file /Users/davilla/Desktop/alias_test/movies/2012-sample.avi


Skunkworks:alias_test davilla$ pwd
/Users/davilla/Desktop/alias_test

lrwxr-xr-x 1 davilla davilla 26 Mar 28 15:54 movies -> /Users/davilla/Movies Test


Skunkworks:alias_test davilla$ ls -l "/Users/davilla/Movies Test"
total 39240
-rw-r--r-- 1 davilla davilla 10485760 Feb 14 2010 2012-sample.avi
Creation of alias or symlink is not the problem. The problem is that they are not shown in the list of movies and cannot be selected.
In library view or file view?

The folder wouldn't show in library view and should display in file view as its just a file navigator.
If you look close at what I posted, xbmc.log show the access and command-line showing the links.
@pseudo7:

In file view, see the screenprint. See this link: http://tinypic.com/r/2ykak92/7


@davilla:

Sorry but you are too cryptic for me to understand. My command line (and Finder also) shows the links BUT Xbmc does not show the links. See the screenprint.

(in other words, the links are in the folder and if doubleclicked in Finder will play the movie)
ls -l "/Volumes/TV.Films/10. Nieuwe Films/Changeling.mkv"

does that exist ?
Yes, it exists:


Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:01:40 on ttys000
iMac:~ tonio$ ls -l "/Volumes/TV.Films/10. Nieuwe Films/Changeling.mkv"
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 911742599 9 mrt 19:09 /Volumes/TV.Films/10. Nieuwe Films/Changeling.mkv
iMac:~ tonio$


I have also put an Alias & Symbolic link into the same folder:
Last login: Tue Mar 29 09:11:42 on ttys000
iMac:~ tonio$ cd /Volumes/TV.Films/00.\ TV\ Opnames
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$ ls -la
total 3899888
[email protected] 11 tonio staff 330 29 mrt 09:12 .
[email protected] 18 tonio staff 568 29 mrt 09:12 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 tonio staff 4096 12 mrt 19:58 ._Cover.jpg
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 122028 28 mrt 17:25 Changeling.mkv alias
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 49 28 mrt 17:25 Changeling.mkv symlink -> /Volumes/TV.Films/10. Nieuwe Films/Changeling.mkv
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 16186 12 mrt 19:57 Cover.jpg
[email protected] 10 tonio staff 296 28 mrt 16:32 Human Planet
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 843205953 18 mrt 20:10 WieisdeMol.m4v
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 167604 29 mrt 09:12 WieisdeMol.m4v alias
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 47 29 mrt 09:12 WieisdeMol.m4v symlink -> /Volumes/TV.Films/00. TV Opnames/WieisdeMol.m4v
[email protected] 1 tonio staff 1152919552 26 feb 22:52 Youp.avi
iMac:00. TV Opnames tonio$

They are showing correctly in Finder and working (if I click them they are played). But I do not see them in File Mode.
next thing would be to post an xbmc.log so we can see more info.
I extracted it and uploaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?db0j1gx77v7p6jx

Hope this helps since I don't have the faintest idea what to look for.
antoniong Wrote:I extracted it and uploaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?db0j1gx77v7p6jx

Hope this helps since I don't have the faintest idea what to look for.

http://www.pastebin.com is standard here, I don't do mediafire.
Sorry, wrong console listing. Will make a correct one.
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