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Old 11-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Linux will not play video from a network share

Ok this ones got me stumped. I have a server running nas4free that houses all of my tv shows and movies. They are shared using SMB. Using windows or OS X I can play these files directly off of the share without issue. However linux refuses to do so. I am currently running SUSE 12.2 and trying to play them in VLC which will load the file, resize the window then refuse to start playing it, no error message. Kaffene will play the file for 1 second then stop. I have already installed the codec package for suse. I also tried install ububtu on another PC to see if it was a distro specific problem. Ubuntu did the same this, VLC wouldn't do anything and whatever their default player is would play the video, but with very distorted sound and somewhat choppy and garbled video. I'm baffled..... Any ideas???
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sadly none of those worked... thanks though
Old 11-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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what happens when you copy the file locally and play it from there. what happens when you try to play the file thru an nfs or sshfs share ?

i had a similar problem while trying to play videos from an mtp device; copying the files to the standard usb-msc partition resolved it.
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You could try smplayer.
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local files do the same thing it would seem. I tried smplayer, same thing, 1 second or less play then it stopped.....
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Found a thread that had the same problem in ubuntu as I'm having in suse
For him it was solved by disabling compiz. I tried toggling the desktop effects (ctrl+shift+F12) and it made no difference.
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did you try setting the render method to software in VLC? If it works as software it may be a video driver problem.
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Which video hardware and drivers are you using?
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So the video plays without a problem on a local drive, but not off the network share/NAS?

I love mplayer and use it for everything. Run mplayer and post console output.


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