4 Responses to Workaround: XBMC/Boxee and Windows Live Sign-In Assistant

  1. Jimmy says:

    Hi, thanks for your workaround.
    Do you know if an older version of windows messenger will work with boxee smb?
    I still need to use Msn, that´s why I’m asking.
    Thanks!

  2. Jesse says:

    Unfortunately, Microsoft has made the Windows Live Sign-in Assistant a mandatory component for Windows 7 users. I’m not sure about XP or Vista, but I would imagine that the latest MSN/Live Messenger requires it as well and that older versions may not work.

    I’ve found that on the whole, FileZilla Server works just as well as a native SMB connection and you won’t give up any features. It also consumes under 10MB RAM (Win7 64-bit), so you’re not giving up a ton of system resources either. The sad fact is that the first-gen Apple TV has become the red-headed stepchild of the XBMC and Boxee teams and is unlikely to receive much in the way of significant future development.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Great, thanks Jesse, I`ll give it a try.
    You explained the way of connecting XMBC with Filezilla server; do these steps work the same way with Boxee?
    Another question you might know: If I buy a NAS and connect it to my router, will I be able to access it with Boxee having Windows Live installed?
    Thanks

  4. Jesse says:

    The interface in Boxee is obviously different, but it has support for FTP shares the same as XBMC (shared codebase FTW). I personally stick to XBMC because I have a large local media library and Boxee has historically had issues indexing it properly.

    Most NAS units are Linux-based and will not introduce the Windows Live issues. The odds are also good that they are using a newer version of Samba which corrects this problem.

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