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Can't Connect to Samba Share from Kodi

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I recently moved my movie library from a Windows PC to a Synology NAS and now I am setting up my Kodi clients to connect to it. Here is what I have working so far:

WORKING:
Windows PC connecting to Samba share using windows explorer
Windows PC connecting to Samba share using Kodi
Windows PC Kodi using advancedsettings.xml to point to MySQL server on NAS to access movie listings, recently watched, watch progress etc...
Ubuntu laptop Kodi using advancedsettings.xml to point to MySQL server on NAS to access movie listings, recently watched, watch progress etc...
Ubuntu laptop connecting to Samba share using file explorer

NOT WORKING:
Ubuntu laptop connecting to Samba share using Kodi

To try to debug the issue, I delete the advancedsetting.xml file on the laptop so that I can try adding the movies manually. I go to "Video"->"Files"->"Add videos...", I then click "Browse"->"Windows Network (SMB)" and I get an error "Error 2: Share not available". Looking at the kodi.log file, I am seeing this...
Code:
12:50:51 T:140194431887104   ERROR: SMBDirectory->GetDirectory: Unable to open directory : 'smb://'
                                            unix_err:'2' error : 'No such file or directory'
12:51:44 T:140195619875136   ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting smb://
12:51:44 T:140195619875136   ERROR: CGUIDialogFileBrowser::GetDirectory(smb://) failed
12:53:17 T:140195619875136  NOTICE: Samba is idle. Closing the remaining connections

Does anyone have any idea why I am able to connect using the File Explorer and not in Kodi?
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Are you using password shares? I easy way to fix that is just mount the shares through fstab.
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