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I've managed to get online with my new Kubuntu install (6.10) and everything is going pretty well, I can play MP3 files in AmaroK but my problem is that I ...
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    Remote Server Playback crashing AmaroK


    I've managed to get online with my new Kubuntu install (6.10) and everything is going pretty well, I can play MP3 files in AmaroK but my problem is that I can't play them on a remote Windows server using samba. I was confident it was possible because it works in Windows on Winamp somewhat flawlessly.

    Am I asking too much of it?

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    I believe this issue happens when the share is not writeable, as amarok needs this for it's library building. I believe this is something to do with the tagging/rating functionality. Do you have write access?

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    I made a file, and saved it there. I believe I have write access.

    This may be part of the problem... but normally you have to use a login to access the share (on Windows) but in Konqueror I'm not asked for anything, I can just go in. Reckon this is any part of the problem or is Windows security even worse than I thought?
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    I couldn't tell you about that, possibly Konqueror is remembering details you already entered. When you create the file is it still present when you refresh the browser?

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    1: I have not ever entered details since I installed Kubuntu
    2: Yes, it's still there.

    I'll check on Windows if it exists.

    EDIT: Yes, it exists and I can open it in Windows. It is beyond doubt there!
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    Sorry I had to ask Sometimes failed file writes appear as files until you refresh.

    That's the only issue I have seen with Amarok/Samba. Did you come across this in the amarok wiki? -

    http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/index.php/Samba

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    Sorry I had to ask Sometimes failed file writes appear as files until you refresh.

    That's the only issue I have seen with Amarok/Samba. Did you come across this in the amarok wiki? -

    http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/index.php/Samba
    Looking promising! Question though.

    Code:
    mount -t smbfs -o fmask=666,dmask=777,guest //server/share /path/to/mount-point
    What do I need to do to this string so I can login with my windows account?

    EDIT: I should say, that code on its own gives me this error:

    Code:
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //server/Files,
           missing codepage or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    EDIT2: Ok, I think I was using the wrong string.

    Code:
    //server/share /path/to/mountpoint cifs iocharset=utf8,uid=username,gid=users,guest,file_mode=0444,dir_mode=0555 0 0
    Apparently that's what I'm suposed to use, but it just complains that //server/Files (Share name) doesn't exist!
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    I have to ask - you did substitute 'server' with the hostname or IP address of the server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    I have to ask - you did substitute 'server' with the hostname or IP address of the server?
    The hostname is server. I know... people in my house aren't very creative coming up with names.

    This might be part of the problem, AmaroK lists the files from the remote server as "streams" instead of mp3s.

    EDIT: Forgive me if I'm being an idiotic newbie, since this weekend I've not used Linux for AGES!
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    Ok, I believe that I've found the problem. AmaroK sees the files as a stream because they're not local on the SMB protocall. So to get it to work, I'd need to mount the share. Since I'm having so much trouble doing that I've decided to just use MPlayer with a little qui add on for better playlist functionality.

    I'm happy for the moment, but if at all possible I'd rather have AmaroK.
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