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How to access a NFS shared directory from Raspbmc

📅 2013-Mar-17 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Raspberry Pi running Raspbmc functions as an excellent HTPC. If you have videos, music or photos on one of your home Ubuntu or Linux computers, then it might be convenient to access or view the media right from your Raspbmc over the home network. The easiest way to do this is to share the media files in a NFS shared directory and access that from Raspbmc as NFS client. I am assuming that the Ubuntu computer and Raspbmc are connected to the same wireless router or the same home network.

First setup the Ubuntu computer:

Next setup the Raspbmc to access the shared directory:

Have fun playing the content from your Ubuntu computer on your Raspbmc!

Tried with: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Raspbmc Release 1.0