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Setting content path external USB drive

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I'm running Kodi with Cinema vision on the Nexus player, I have all of the content I want to use for Cinema Vision stored on an external usb drive, I've tried going to the file manager and adding it as a source but when I go to set it in Content Path in Cinema vision add-on settings it won't allow it, I can however set the content path to any folder that is on the internal storage of my nexus player. Any suggestions?

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7 hours ago, AGCrazy said:

@Ragnarok So i downloaded 1.0.11 from the official kodi site and it fixed the error I was recieving but still cannot set content path. I believe this is a shield problem. shield doesnt allow kodi addons to write to internal storage and cannot seem to fix externals to not have "read only" attribute. I have been googling fixes on external drives with read only and have yet to find a fix. i have tried an external drive and 2 thumb drives and no luck to get permission from drives so kodi/cinemavision to write.  

I just did a little light reading, and it looks like from Android 4+ the ability to write to external drives is disabled by default. There are a few ways to enable that functionality, but all of them seem to require accessing the command prompt of your device via a terminal emulator or SSH and editing some files. Fair warning, that could be insanely dangerous, and I wouldn't recommend doing that. Another thing I've read is that people have been successful using a File Manager such as ES File Explorer to access, and write to external storage. All CinemaVision needs to do is read, so if you can get the files where you want them, you'll be in good shape. Lastly, some folks have had success formatting the drive NTFS and naming it something like Android or Shield.

I've reached out to our developer, who has a Shield, to see if he's experiencing something similar.

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Bump. Having the same problem on Nvidia's Shield TV. Once I set content path to the shield, Kodi informs me I do not have permission to use internal storage. Any work around for this? 

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I have yet to receive update. I am only being shown 1.0.10 when I select "update" sorry for late response. too much work not enough personal time. lol. 

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@Ragnarok So i downloaded 1.0.11 from the official kodi site and it fixed the error I was recieving but still cannot set content path. I believe this is a shield problem. shield doesnt allow kodi addons to write to internal storage and cannot seem to fix externals to not have "read only" attribute. I have been googling fixes on external drives with read only and have yet to find a fix. i have tried an external drive and 2 thumb drives and no luck to get permission from drives so kodi/cinemavision to write.  

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