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Old 08-26-2004, 08:06 PM   #1
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Playing dvd movies off of remote computer?

Is there a way to somehow export (nfs) my dvd drive on one of my computers and, using mplayer, play a dvd movie on another computer just like it's a regular drive on that computer?
Old 08-26-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Sure, you can export the display to a terminal, not sure if you can with sound though.,think you can but not sure.

For example, on the serverbox youve got your DVD drive with movie and mplayer installed.You add an xhost to your client box--> xhost+(ip_address_of_client)
then:telnet to serverbox
then login and:
export DISPLAY=(ip_of_client_box:0)
mplayer dvd://1
Old 08-26-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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well, i got the drive to play and sound came out of the machine that had the dvd drive in it but I got an error on the client machine that said it couldn't open the display.


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