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Hello all, I have a windows server running with all my media files stored on it, the media files are accessible with the samba client through my Linux box which is running Fedora Core 3 and KDE, when I go to open up an mp3, mpg, or avi the file starts to download to a temp dir, I then have to wait for it to download before I can play it, is there a way to have the file play as if it where on a local disc, ie stream it?
What are you "opening" the file with? If it's konqueror, then you need to set the file associations so that the appropriate application is called. Otherwise, you could try opening the file with the application that is going to use it eg xine for an mpg.
Thanks for the responses, I use Konqueror to browse to the file, if I double click the file (eg mpg) it downloads it to the temp dir, then opens Xine, which is the program I have set in file associations to open such file, if I right click the file and open with and select Xine it still downloads.
I´ll try out Video Lan but would still like to be able to have the item stream across the network and use Xine.
I think Xine can open files from a location such as the web, another PC, etc. I think if you run Xine, select "open url" and enter the address of the file, it will play the file as a stream from wherever it's located.
On the way to work this morning I was thinking about the problem and I thought, I haven't mounted the shares in /mnt I just created a link on my desktop to the folders on the server, so if I create a share in /mnt/share with