play videos on smb server with mplayer

Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu m3freak at
Tue Jan 15 21:39:26 UTC 2008

Hi All,

Apparently, mplayer can play files on a smb share without the file
system being mounted.  I've tried it, but mplayer keeps telling me: "no
stream found to handle url ...".  So, either I'm typing the command
incorrectly, or something else is screwed.

Here's what I'm entering on my Fedora Core 7 box (samba is running on a
CentOS 5 server):

mplayer smb://user:password@server/media/videos/misc/blah.wmv

I can play the video just fine if I mount the smb file system.

What's wrong?



Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
Linux i686 GNU/Linux 
16:32:37 up 9 days, 2:11, 1 user, load average: 0.59, 0.59, 0.48 

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