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Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
09-25-2015, 05:26 PM
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Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Hi There,

I bought a WD 6TB hard Disk and Vantec USB3 external enclosurer and put it all together.

I connected to the OPENHOUR Media player and it seemed to pick the external HDD ok and I managed to play media via default player.

But when I load up Kodi for some reason it wont pick up the external HDD.

Does any one have any ideas?
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09-26-2015, 01:09 AM (This post was last modified: 09-26-2015 01:10 AM by chris57.)
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Are you experienced with Kodi?

I ask as it still foxes me a bit but here's what the standard process is for adding a USB HDD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oz62p1Ht9o

How is it formatted and named when in Android, use Esfilexplorer as a file browser to try and browse to it and into it as a test.

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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09-27-2015, 02:48 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Hi Chis57,

Yes I have seen this youtube clip you mentioned, it still does not solve my problem as the external HDD wont show up in Kodi even when you go to videos, and browse to files.

The hard drive was formatted in widows 8.1 as GPT, simple volume.
I can see in OHP and can browse files and player media.
Its just wont pickup in Kodi for some reason.
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09-27-2015, 03:18 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
I googled a bit last time and came across another link at the Kodi forum but it was for a USB HDD that has an embedded linux style operating setup as it had sda naming for its HDD.

I don't know your unit or have any experience of using it or indeed USB3 with Kodi as my external HDD's are USB3 but connected to other LAN devices. As an aside if you leave the USB HDD connected to your Windows PC and then share it etc, in Windows can Kodi then see it attached to your PC via its Add Source > Browse > SMB option after selecting?

Did you add the USB HDD as a source first. Then try to use the Add Video when in the Video section of the main Kodi screen.

Describe what exactly you have done to try to add the USB HDD to Kodi?

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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09-28-2015, 03:44 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Hi Chris57,

Thanks for all the advice,

Ive managed to solve this problem after reading a thread at the Kodi forums

regards
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09-28-2015, 03:50 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Care to share?

Some focus on problems and faults others on solutions and success... no question who is the happy one.

Chameleon 16GB SD 32GB micro SD <-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to a A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.
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09-29-2015, 11:51 AM (This post was last modified: 09-29-2015 11:52 AM by philski69.)
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Hi Willem55,
I'm trying to post the link, but I'm getting the following error message

Your post has 1 URLs, which are more than allowed 0 URLs in one post. You must have minimum 10 posts to remove this limit.
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09-29-2015, 12:57 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
PM the link to me and I'll post it for you...

Thanks

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10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to a A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.
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09-29-2015, 10:06 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Could be this one:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=162785
It should automount but you need to know where to look to add it as a Source.

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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10-01-2015, 01:42 PM
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RE: Kodi wont pick up USB 3 external HDD
Hi Chris57,

Yes that is the thread.

For some reason you had you look for the embedded root filesystem folder and mount and add it as source..

It seemed a little tricky, but I evenually it worked.

Thanks for the post and help

regards
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