Ok, I downloaded and installed the VLC player to give it a shot. If I open VLC and then direct it to a file, it works great so far. Problem is I can't open a file from Nautilous (or however you spell it) into VLC.
Everytime I try to select it, this is what I get.
I thought maybe it was because I was trying to do it from a file on the samba share but even when trying to make this change from the local drive, the error persist.