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In Windows I'm used to use my PC as an mp3/avi server, and play it's audio/video files through the LAN connection on my Lap's media player. However, it seems XMMS is not capable of doing this, meaning I have to copy a local version of the file before being able to play it.

Is there any way for XMMS or any other given Linux application to do this? (I am already able to see my PC's windows shared folders...)
 

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Ic.... but is there anyway to do it without switching distros? (I'm currently using Fedora Core 3)
 

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How are you connecting to the Windows server?

Is there some reason you can't mount your windows share with smbmount?
 

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Well I dunno, but is it similar to accessing files on a Windows hard drive from Linux? If it's true, I use Mandrake 10.1 and have no problems playing MP3s from my Windows drive...
 

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Proto said:
In Windows I'm used to use my PC as an mp3/avi server, and play it's audio/video files through the LAN connection on my Lap's media player. However, it seems XMMS is not capable of doing this, meaning I have to copy a local version of the file before being able to play it.

Is there any way for XMMS or any other given Linux application to do this? (I am already able to see my PC's windows shared folders...)
XMMS doesn't support samba shares, so you need to make a folder and then mount your windows shares to it. Here's an example:

Code:
$ mkdir /mnt/music
$ mount -t cifs //WinServer/Folder /mnt/music -o user=darkshin,password=lalilulelo
It should work on any distro.

If your share doesn't have a user name and password, just put something random.

Peace
 

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DarkShin said:
XMMS doesn't support samba shares, so you need to make a folder and then mount your windows shares to it. Here's an example:

Code:
$ mkdir /mnt/music
$ mount -t cifs //WinServer/Folder /mnt/music -o user=darkshin,password=lalilulelo
It should work on any distro.

If your share doesn't have a user name and password, just put something random.

Peace

Quick question for my own curiosity:

Where did -t cifs come from? I checked mount's man page and cifs ins't listed as a valid type. (I do have smbfs though)
 

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AFAIK cifs is more or less a newer version of smbfs. I just use it since that's the way it was on a Fedora FAQ I read when I first started using linux. I have also heard that cifs is faster than smbfs, but I haven't tested it myself.
 

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Frankablu said:
For sound over network in linux you need Esound

Linux: http://www.tux.org/~ricdude/download.html
Windows: http://www.liquid-reality.de/main/projects/esound

In Xmms in the preferences select Esound as the output plugin then configure then use remote host.

export ESPEAKER=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX also works from the command line
Uhm, no. He wanted to play files locally from network shares on another machine. He did not want to play sound through another machine's eSound daemon.
 
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