Solved Can't stream over SMB after updating to macOS Catalina
#1
Hi,

    Here is my environment:
  • Kodi 18.4 Git:20190831-3ade758ceb. Platform: Android ARM 64-bit
  • NVidia Shield TV with Android 9.0.0 API level 28, kernel: Linux ARM 64-bit version 4.9.140-tegra-g68283f0ff762.
  • Macbook air running macOs Catalina 10.15
  • Everything connected to the same network router
    • Shield and NAS with Gigabit cable
    • Macbook air connect with A/C wireless
    Problem description:
    I have always been able to stream videos from a MacBook Air connected to the same network. After updating the Mac to macOs Catalina I am not able to stream the videos anymore. I can navigate through the share from the Kodi/Videos interface but when I choose a video it stops before even opening the video. There is no error message on the screen.

    Steps to reproduce:
  1. Create the share using File Sharing on macOs Catalina 10.15. Make sure the SMB and guess options are enabled.
  2. Add your movies to the smb share.
  3. Create a new video source in Kodi pointing to the SMB share you've created on step#1
  4. Try to play a movie from the new video source created on step#3
    Here is the log information:
    
https://paste.kodi.tv/otedufalok.kodi 

    Please let me know what I should do in order to fix the problem

Thanks
Gilson 
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#2
I'm guessing, that 'Catalina' (and the Nvidia Shield?) finally also disabled SMBv1, and went to SMBv2 (or higher) as default.
In Windows, SMBv2 requires a full user account including a password. I doubt a guest account fits into that. Perhaps it's now the same for Catalina.
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#3
(2019-10-27, 07:49)Klojum Wrote: I'm guessing, that 'Catalina' (and the Nvidia Shield?) finally also disabled SMBv1, and went to SMBv2 (or higher) as default.
In Windows, SMBv2 requires a full user account including a password. I doubt a guest account fits into that. Perhaps it's now the same for Catalina.
I have installed Catalina on one volume and have Mojave on another. When using Shield TV I connect to my local content on external drives via zeroconf/nfs. First of all it appears that SIP must be disabled. The Shield can see the drives but is unable to access the files unless SIP is disabled. When I am running Mojave the Shield works fine as expected. This was true even with SIP enabled. When running Catalina the Shield sees the drives but can not get "inside." 

I have the latest software installed on the Shield so trail and error leads me to think that the Shield does not work properly with Catalina. Probably true with SMB.
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(2019-10-28, 17:39)jmerrilljr Wrote:
(2019-10-27, 07:49)Klojum Wrote: I'm guessing, that 'Catalina' (and the Nvidia Shield?) finally also disabled SMBv1, and went to SMBv2 (or higher) as default.
In Windows, SMBv2 requires a full user account including a password. I doubt a guest account fits into that. Perhaps it's now the same for Catalina.
I have installed Catalina on one volume and have Mojave on another. When using Shield TV I connect to my local content on external drives via zeroconf/nfs. First of all it appears that SIP must be disabled. The Shield can see the drives but is unable to access the files unless SIP is disabled. When I am running Mojave the Shield works fine as expected. This was true even with SIP enabled. When running Catalina the Shield sees the drives but can not get "inside." 

I have the latest software installed on the Shield so trail and error leads me to think that the Shield does not work properly with Catalina. Probably true with SMB. 
Solved.. follow this:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926

for my issue i have follow the (If your macOS computer doesn’t have an /etc/nsmb.conf file) step.
regards
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#5
Thread marked solved.
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#6
(2019-10-28, 20:05)Klojum Wrote: Thread marked solved.

I have the same problem.. macOS is 10.15.1
 I have followed the step on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926 but no luck.Very frustrated.
Please help
Thanks
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#7
(2019-11-09, 10:19)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-10-28, 20:05)Klojum Wrote: Thread marked solved.

I have the same problem.. macOS is 10.15.1
 I have followed the step on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926 but no luck.Very frustrated.
Please help
Thanks

The funny thing is It is working fine on SPMC but not on KODI. My KODI ver. is 18.4  
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#8
(2019-11-09, 11:56)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-11-09, 10:19)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-10-28, 20:05)Klojum Wrote: Thread marked solved.
I have the same problem.. macOS is 10.15.1
 I have followed the step on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926 but no luck.Very frustrated.
Please help
Thanks

The funny thing is It is working fine on SPMC but not on KODI. My KODI ver. is 18.4  

Solved
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#9
Hello Tommy2046!

Please can you explain how you solved your streaming problem?

Thanks in advance
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#10
(2019-11-09, 10:19)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-10-28, 20:05)Klojum Wrote: Thread marked solved.

I have the same problem.. macOS is 10.15.1
 I have followed the step on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926 but no luck.Very frustrated.
Please help
Thanks 

Hi - I also tried the recommendation on the above-mentioned apple support page, but also to no avail.

I've tried quite a few things to no avail, and my error messages in my log files are the same as those experienced by the OP.

Is it possible to reconsider the "solved" status or for a clarification to be provided please? Perhaps I just need to wait for a new Kodi version with SMB2/3 support
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#11
(2019-11-11, 07:03)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-11-09, 11:56)Tommy2046 Wrote:
(2019-11-09, 10:19)Tommy2046 Wrote: I have the same problem.. macOS is 10.15.1
 I have followed the step on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926 but no luck.Very frustrated.
Please help
Thanks

The funny thing is It is working fine on SPMC but not on KODI. My KODI ver. is 18.4  

Solved 

Hi Tommy, how did you solve this?
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#12
Same issue, packet signing off dont help,

does any one have a fix ? Thanks
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#13
Hello, 
I'm having issues with a FreeNas and SMB shares and came across this.  Appears the work around from protocols might be enabling NetBios via the /etc/nsmb.conf file. 
Follow this and/or combine above for possible solution. 
https://apple.stackexchange.com/question...648#363648
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#14
Also may want to investigate packet signing:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205926
Good luck.
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#15
(2019-10-27, 00:00)gilsonsjc Wrote: Hi,

    Here is my environment:
  • Kodi 18.4 Git:20190831-3ade758ceb. Platform: Android ARM 64-bit
  • NVidia Shield TV with Android 9.0.0 API level 28, kernel: Linux ARM 64-bit version 4.9.140-tegra-g68283f0ff762.
  • Macbook air running macOs Catalina 10.15
  • Everything connected to the same network router
    • Shield and NAS with Gigabit cable
    • Macbook air connect with A/C wireless
    Problem description:
    I have always been able to stream videos from a MacBook Air connected to the same network. After updating the Mac to macOs Catalina I am not able to stream the videos anymore. I can navigate through the share from the Kodi/Videos interface but when I choose a video it stops before even opening the video. There is no error message on the screen.

    Steps to reproduce:
  1. Create the share using File Sharing on macOs Catalina 10.15. Make sure the SMB and guess options are enabled.
  2. Add your movies to the smb share.
  3. Create a new video source in Kodi pointing to the SMB share you've created on step#1
  4. Try to play a movie from the new video source created on step#3
    Here is the log information:
    
https://paste.kodi.tv/otedufalok.kodi 

    Please let me know what I should do in order to fix the problem

Thanks
Gilson 
Same question here.  Same behavior, same errors.
In three machines: 1-Smart TV Sony, android 8.  2-Mac OS 10.14 Mojave; 3- Win 10 19.03 release, all as Kodi Clients, and a Catalina MacPro as samba server.
In these machines Kodi 17.6 is ok with Catalina, Kodi 18.4 and 18.5 doesn't work. Kodi can browse but more slowly and cannot start the movie. No problems with Kodi 17.6  in this scenario. 
Package signingpacket signing off dont help.
In Services configurations on Kodi choose smb2 or 3 does not matter.
I guess is a new feature of Kodi 18 not accepted by security restrictions of Catalina.
Question is NOT SOLVED.
Any help please.
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