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XBMC has AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) client support for media on all platforms. We don't recommend using it, as AFP support in XBMC is very buggy right now.

Attention.png AFP in XBMC is kind of broken and you shouldn't use it:
Most users are reporting crashes when using AFP. This mostly is detectable by seeing something like "1174.20:17:33 T:145559552 ERROR: LIBAFPCLIENT: I have no idea what this is a reply to, id 29249." at the end of the xbmc.log.


The code library we use for AFP is not maintained by the developer anymore, and even Apple seems to be phasing out AFP. Users who have crashing with AFP are advised to switch to another file sharing protocol (e.x. smb or nfs).

Using external drives

Beware: When sharing an external drive via AFP from within MacOSX Snow Leopard or MacOSX Lion keep in mind that only HFS+ formatted drives are shared. This is a restriction from Apple. You can't share FAT32 or NTFS drivers from within MacOSX! See: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/505

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