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Old 07-19-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
Halli
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How to play music over network?


Hi.

I'm running Suse 9.1 personal in a windows workgroup. I can browse the windows machines just fine, but I can't figure out how to play music files located on those machines.

Googling for this doesn't turn up much, I found one discussion on this forum, where it says that if you can mount it xmms can play it. If it's another Linux machine use nfs, if it's a windows box, use samba


It says on Suse.com that with Suse 9.1, wich features the 2.6 kernel, Manual mounting is no longer necessary, as this is done automatically by submount.
- so what do I have to do when I go to smb://dali/Muzic, where the music is stored, to play said music? I've tried all the programs that came with the OS, also tried installing vlc, which didn't work (it doesn't start )



- anyone out there playing music over network with Suse 9.1 personal? How'd you do it?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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I'd be happy to help you with this since I spent a few days figuring this one out myself. The problem is that SuSE 9.1 personal has the smbclient installed (so you can browse other machines) but not samba itself, and you need that to mount shares on another pc on the network. Unlike most of the soft that comes with 9.1, XMMS and JuK NEED this to happen before playing music on another PC.

So, if you haven't done an online update (YOU) recently, do that first, because there have been a couple of updates.
If you don't have apt/synaptic installed, do that. It's by far the easiest way to install samba in 9.1 Personal (if you don't know how, just tell me and I'll walk you through that).
Install samba (again, if you don't know how, I'll help you with that).

I won't go into detail yet, because even though it's not really hard, it IS quite a bit of work and I need to know what you have installed first.

Let me know.

San
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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Thank you for replying Celettu.


Updating my system right now, I do it regularly though, being a former Windows user
... I don't have apt installed, is there an rpm somewhere for it? Some directions would be welcomed, so that I don't mess it up thank you very much.

I should be able to set get and set up Samba myself, I've fiddled with samba before and even got it working once (about 2 years ago, while trying to get redhat working on my old computer) ... but you bet I'll come back for help if I don't succeed.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 08:09 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Halli
Thank you for replying Celettu.


Updating my system right now, I do it regularly though, being a former Windows user
... I don't have apt installed, is there an rpm somewhere for it? Some directions would be welcomed, so that I don't mess it up thank you very much.

I should be able to set get and set up Samba myself, I've fiddled with samba before and even got it working once (about 2 years ago, while trying to get redhat working on my old computer) ... but you bet I'll come back for help if I don't succeed.
Sorry it has been a while...been on a holiday. To easily install samba you'll need apt. The installation options are here. Read the seventh post by rshaw, and let me know how that works out for ya

San
 
  


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