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Old 11th June 2005, 02:39 PM
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playing mp3s on a samba drive with xmms

Currently I use xmms to play mp3s. When they are stored locally (i.e. on my own hd) they can be opened by double-clicking or dragging them into the xmms window. Yet, most of the mp3s here are on a shared harddisk that I access as a samba-client. When I double-click on such mp3s, xmms merely shows an "open file" dialog-box and refuses to play anything.

I admit this isn't such a big problem, since I can of course manually copy the files I want to play from the network to my hd first. Does someone recognize this behaviour?

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Sebastiaan.
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Old 11th June 2005, 03:27 PM
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Not really... what does "access as a samba client" really mean? You use some kind of smb:// protocol in Konqueror or Nautilus to see the files? xmms does not understand this. What you need to do in that case is to mount the remote samba share locally somewhere so you can touch the files directly.

mkdir /mnt/myshare
mount -t vifs //serverip//sharename /mnt/myshare

should get you started. If you need login credentials, you can give them by appending

-ousername=yourusername,password=password
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Old 11th June 2005, 03:35 PM
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Yes, I access them in Nautilus using smb:// and I had hoped to make xmms understand this. When that's not possible, it's probably the handiest to mount the shared drive locally. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11th June 2005, 03:37 PM
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I have a large mp3 collection on a shared hd, but I use NFS instead of SMB
NFS is easer to setup than SMB, although I guess you could mount the SMB sevice
make a dir to mount at, as root type
Code:
  mkdir /mnt/service
  smbmount //server/service /mnt/service -o username=name password=pass
change       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      ^^^^^^^             ^^^^          ^^^^   these
to match your system then point xmms at /mnt/service (or whatever you are going to name it)

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Old 11th June 2005, 03:59 PM
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take a look at this thread if you want to mount a smb service at startup
smb thread
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Old 12th June 2005, 04:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nels664868
I have a large mp3 collection on a shared hd, but I use NFS instead of SMB
NFS is easer to setup than SMB, although I guess you could mount the SMB sevice
make a dir to mount at, as root type
Code:
  mkdir /mnt/service
  smbmount //server/service /mnt/service -o username=name password=pass
change       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      ^^^^^^^             ^^^^          ^^^^   these
to match your system then point xmms at /mnt/service (or whatever you are going to name it)

nels
I have used this and it works!!!
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Old 6th June 2012, 07:35 PM
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Re: playing mp3s on a samba drive with xmms

Dear all,

Many thanks for your help - wonder if I can cheekily ask for help on the same/almost same problem here?

I have mounted these shares (in /fstab) confirmed working as above - I can play video and sound files from all shares using mplayer / omxplayer and a few others. However, XMMS does play anything at all on any of these shared folders (when accessing through /mnt/myshare etc)

I know there is nothing wrong with XMMS, because I can simply copy a file locally and it plays fine.

Any help very welcome! I'm running out of ideas!
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