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Old 01-18-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Fedora 6 and video streaming from windows share


help! i am stuck

i have been working on this for a week now and i cant get anywhere

so i am hoping that someone here can shed some light on this

I have a dual booting machine (WinXP and Fedora core 6) and a standalone WinXP machine

The XP machine is storing all my media files

I can now play MP3's from the XP machine to the linux box

but i am unable to get the video to play

i can copy files to the fedora box anf play them but they wont play directly from the whared drives in XP

I have the following players

mplayer (prefrered)
real player
xine
totem
video lan

i have installed all the extra files for them that i can find but i still cant stream from the XP windows shared drives

can anyone help??

Secondly smaller just annoying problem how do i set the default video player?

Thanks for aany help offered as i am really stuck
 
Old 01-18-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Well I'm sure mplayer can probably do this to but get vlc (another media player) on your windows box and use it to stream the media to a specific port. I actually think you can download an addon for windows media player to do that as well if it can't already. The tune mplayer or xine or vlc on your linux box to the computers ip address followed by the port. Remember to allow it in any firewalls you might have.

and for your second question which took me a little bit to find out:

--- mail --- web browser --- terminal ---

System --> Preferences --> More Preferences --> Preffered Applications

--- Audio Disc --- DVD --- Portable Media Players --- Digital Camera / Video --- palm / ppc --- printer / scanner --- mice / keyboard / tablets ---

System --> Preferences --> Removable Drives and Storage

***That sets the default app when one of the above is plugged in or inserted.

The easiest way I found to make lets say a .ogg file be played by mplayer when the current is vlc is to do this:

Right Click --> Properties --> Select the "Open With Tab"

From there you can either select the program from the list or click the add button to add a new program.

Hope that helps.

Nomb
 
Old 01-21-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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hhmm i am not sure that i asked the right question

both machines are on the same network


the XP box is using windows file share

On fedora 3 i could play them directly with mplayer across the network..

i seem to not be able to do it on fedora 6

is there some modification i can do?
 
Old 01-22-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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Hmmm,

So you are using samba then correct?

Try this. Run mplayer or any other video player from the terminal. Select the remote file on the share and try to run it. When it fails look in the terminal and see if it gives you an error. Also what is the format you are trying to run? Is it windows? If so have you installed the codecs?

nomb
 
Old 01-22-2007, 08:40 AM   #5
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well i was guessing thats its samba

If i copy the file to the linux box it works fine, the linux machine dual boots into windows, and in Windows it will steam them..

I was thinking samba

i have installed all the samba moduals available

i was guessing it was a config thing??

I can get xmms and rythembox to play mucis files from the same drives in linux too
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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Do you see the video files from Linux at all? are they in the same directory as your music? If not is the video directory shared in windows?
 
Old 01-25-2007, 05:13 AM   #7
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That's strange coz I have a similar setup and can play video files on the standalone machine. Do what nomb suggested.
 
  


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