In most operating systems and NAS’s you can chose to have your hard drives spin down if not in use. It’s a way of extending the life of the hard drive.
If, like me, you have your media collection saved on a separate source to your xbmc install (linux box networked to a NAS), you may find that, when accessing your movie/episodes, xbmc doesn’t give your hard drives enough time to spin up before thinking that the location doesn’t exist and asks whether you would like to delete it from the library. If you say no and retry it loads fine. It’s a bit of a pain.
Well, there is a quick fix.
Either create the file advancedsettings.xml in your /userdata/ directory (click here to find where yours is located) or edit the one already there.
In advancedsettings.xml add the following lines of code:
You can edit the "10" to be whatever you want. It represents the number of seconds to wait before timing out. I have mine set for 30.