So I am running into an issue with my Linux server I just built (see parts list below). I installed xubuntu nightly build on it at first and now it has been updated to Xubuntu 20.04 LTS. I then went and set up a samba file share using the 6tb drive. The setup went smoothly except for an error stating that the netbios name was too long but I could still access the drive from my other systems. I then got all my media transferred to the 6tb drive which worked pretty well. Then I decided to install jellyfin and this is where the issues started.
Jellyfin requires a specific naming clature so that it can pull the media info from imbd and other sites. My media was not labeled correctly so I went through the very time consuming process of manually re labeling or creating new sub folders to consolidate all of my media so it shows up properly. Most of this works fine but now if I try to access my network drive from a different pc some of the media will show up with incorrect names, show that their is no media their or show up with folders instead of files and state that they are not a directory. However when I go back to my server everything is labeled correctly and I can access all the files fine.
one example of a file miss naming was Spider man Homecoming
on my server it will show up as Spider Man Homecoming (2017)
however on my network drive that access the same folders it shows up as SLUN7X~U
Troubleshooting steps taken
The first thing I thought was maybe this is just a windows 10 glitch so I got on my HTPC which was running Ubuntu 18.04 and access the network drive but it shows the same file names.
I also tried accessing the network drive from my laptop which was running Linux Mint but showed the same file names.
Then I tried renaming the file to the exact same name that was displayed on my server but it said that the file already existed so its like it was reading the file correctly but not displaying the correct information.
I then thought that it might be the thunar file manger what was causing this issue so I took a live ISO of xubuntu and ran that on my laptop and accessed my network drive from that but it also showed the same name.
Then as a final step since I run my server headless and access it with a program called Nomachine https://www.nomachine.com/ maybe it was causing some issues with the naming on the virtual screen with an hdmi dongle since I don’t have a monitor connected to it. I plugged a monitor into the server and checked the files names but they showed up correctly their as well.
The only other thing I can think of that their might be an issue with the samba version I am running.
1.8.14 (xfce 4.14)
If anyone has any idea on how to fix this I would be glad to hear them it is kind of a strange issue.