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    when in windows, i could stream files from another windows computer and play it on this one without having to copy the file on to the computer. I cant find a way to do that on linux. any suggestions?

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    Re: video files over network

    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    when in windows, i could stream files from another windows computer and play it on this one without having to copy the file on to the computer. I cant find a way to do that on linux. any suggestions?
    I've never tried it, but can't you just "mount" the network drive, and play the file?

    There is streaming video software for Linux (see below URLs), but I dont' think you need to use it for a simple playback (or am I missing something obvious?):
    http://www.exploits.org/v4l/
    http://www.fastpath.it/products/palantir/

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    no i think you got it. how would i mount a drive on another computer though?
    like what would the code look like?
    Code:
    mount -t smb&#58;/home//computer/drive /mnt/network
    maybe?
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    Linux mapping of an MS-Windows directory

    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    no i think you got it. how would i mount a drive on another computer though?
    like what would the code look like?
    Code:
    mount -t smb&#58;/home//computer/drive /mnt/network
    maybe?
    I've never tried this. Its a good question for a "networking" thread/part of the linuxforms (as opposed to multimedia). Possibly repost your question there?

    Here is a similar thread:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Netw..._20841951.html

    I assume, that you are trying to access an MS-Windows file from a Linux PC. ... If this was two Linux PCs being networked (with NFS), I think it would be easier.

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