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Old 03-13-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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movies via lan


ok heres my situation....my roommate uses windows XP and i use fedora core 3 and gentoo he has a folder shared over the network with a bunch of movies in it and i want to be able to watch them from my computer in my room......is there a program or pluging or whatever that will play divx and similar video files from smb shares?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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i use kaffeine, but any movie player like mplayer or xine will work just fine for this. as long as you have access to the file folder and the .avi, .mpg, etc... file type you are golden.

well that is if you have enough of a bandwidth in your LAN, but IIRC as long as you are over a 10baseT LAN you should be fine.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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well i tried using xine but it says there is no plugin available to process it
perhaps you have a plugin i am missing?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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do you have all of the proper codec packs installed for your distro and your movie player (xine)?

you might not be able to access a direct DVD in his DVDdrive, but i know for a fact you can access any file type (vob, avi, mpg, etc..) via the lan from a windows system, that is exactly how i have my media box configured at the house. it is running Debian and my file server is a winXP pro box.

http://www.sunstatemartialarts.com/debian_media.html

check that out and scroll down, make sure you have the codec packs installed to view the movie file type.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 09:22 PM   #5
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Another solution is to use VLC on both machines. It provides a number of solutions for streaming and broadcasting video over the LAN, and is generally more effecient than playing a video file from a file share.

If it's not possible to put new software on the Windows machine, using it on your Linux box is still a good way to watch video from a file share.

http://www.videolan.org
 
Old 03-13-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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i know its not a codec issue becuase if i copy the files to my HD they run fine but im a lil low on drivespace so simply copying them over is out of the question it seems that xine doesnt recgonize the smb:// protocol perhaps there is software//plugins to overcome this barrier?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 09:34 PM   #7
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i know xine does, but you have to mount his share and access it that way.

example:

smbmount //IP_of_windows_system/share_name /mount/point -o username=username

then when prompted enter the proper password.

at that point you can point xine to the /share/point directory and poof there is the movie to watch.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:22 PM   #8
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ok i got it to load the movies up but now its hanging and locking up
im apprecieating all this help but if somone could give me another nudge?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:11 AM   #9
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wait a sec i got it to play...i used kaffeine thanks guys
 
Old 03-14-2005, 01:31 AM   #10
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glad it worked for you.
 
  


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