how to play media files on NAS

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 05:48:48 UTC 2010


  On 07/07/2010 10:15 PM, Gregory Hosler wrote:
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> On 07/08/2010 12:44 PM, Mick M. wrote:
>> Hi;
>>    I have set up a small NAS with multimedia files on it.
>> I can read/write/delete fine.
>> However if I want to play a file I run into problems.
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>> Kaffeine says:
>> Cannot find input plugin for MRL "ftp://192.168.1.106/data/mick/COMBO%20MUSIC%20VIDEO/0000---MP4/Fish_Go_Deep_ft_Tracey_K_-__The_Cure___The_Cause__Dennis_Ferrer_Remix__HD.mp4".
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>> Cannot find input plugin for MRL "smb://192.168.1.106/sh_mick/COMBO%20MUSIC%20VIDEO/0000---MP4/Fish_Go_Deep_ft_Tracey_K_-_The_Cure___The_Cause__Dennis_Ferrer_Remix__HD.mp4".
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>> VLC will play the ftp://, but ...
>>
>> Your input can't be opened:
>> VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://192.168.1.106/sh_mick/COMBO%20MUSIC%20VIDEO/0000---MP4/Fish_Go_Deep_ft_Tracey_K_-_The_Cure___The_Cause__Dennis_Ferrer_Remix__HD.mp4'.
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>> This is the same for .mp3 files as well as .mp4.
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>> Mplayer will play all media files using both ftp and smb.
>> I am used to kaffeine and VLC and would like to use them.
>>
>> Any ideas?
> I seriously doubt it is the NAS.
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> Try taking the spaces out of the file/path names. I have occassionally come
> across players that have issues with spaces. Perhaps that is what is happening here.
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> - -G
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>> Mick M.
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I doubt it is the spaces. I play files with vlc, and they have spaces in 
the pathname.
Are you certain that VLC is smb protocol savvy?
I am not certain of that myself. I do  not have a samba mounted partition
with media files on it.



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