Thank you Dan, I did set up the Samba server on Alpine. However, the speed is very slow. And the Samba server is not stable, it restarts itself occasionally. I've also tried UPnP and Alpine remembers it. The cons with UPnP are:
Originally Posted by Danng
1. The UPnP Server auto-scanning labels wrong titles to my media and library structure is too complicated for me. (Not an Alpine problem though!)
2. I can fast-forward by only 2 times. With network shares, I can do it by 64 times.
Last edited by idlewormca; 12-31-2012 at 04:10 PM.
I'll give it a try and report back. One question, do I have to install CIFS modules (made for Android 4.1.2) as the post states? Or I can use the existing modules (not sure where they are) with Alpine? I am afraid that I don't have much free space left on Alpine. (Can I install APPS on the SD card?)
Thank you, Snappy46!
Originally Posted by idlewormca
I did not realise that those module were for the android 4.0. I am not sure if that matters or not being that drivers resides at the linux layer not the Android layer. There should be a lots of room on the Alpine assuming you do not have hundreds of apps already installed. Installing to sdcard will not work with an app like mount manager it needs to be accessible on boot up even before your Sdcard is mounted. For any chance of success with this I strongly suggest that you install / copy everything to internal flash of the Alpine.
PS: I will give this a solid try when I have a chance.
Originally Posted by snappy46
There are 2.5M internal free space left on my Alpine. It is not big enough to install CIFS mount manager. I only installed Z4root and Samba apks. I remember there was about 43M free space when I first got the Alpine. All I did were just re-flashing the firmware and re-installing two apks for a few times. Currently I am on FW 3.
"/system" has used most of space -- about 73M. Below are usage of directories under "/system"
"/data" has used about 25M.
usage of directories under "/data"
Last edited by idlewormca; 01-01-2013 at 05:20 AM.