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Watching movies from ftp..

Postby pepe999 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 23:08

Hi all,
I have problem with watching movies from my Cisco MediaHub. I can connect into it, copy, delete, anything but I can't watch any .avi file at all. As I remember I could watch movies from it some time ago but not now. It might be related to the latest Gnome 3 updates. The MediaHub is mounted as ftp://192.168.1.104/ in Nautilus but not in /home/ftp directory. When I open an avi file in VLC, the program starts downloading the file into the computer and it should not, it should play movies from the location..
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Re: Watching movies from ftp..

Postby sabayonino » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:18

Hi

See http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation: ... e_a_Stream

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% vlc -vvv ftp://example/stream.xyz


where ftp://example/stream.xyz is the FTP address of the stream;




or vlc --help

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[...]URL syntax:
  [file://]filename              Plain media file
  http://ip:port/file            HTTP URL
  ftp://ip:port/file             FTP URL
  mms://ip:port/file             MMS URL
  screen://                      Screen capture
  [dvd://][device][@raw_device]  DVD device
  [vcd://][device]               VCD device
  [cdda://][device]              Audio CD device
  udp://[[<source address>]@[<bind address>][:<bind port>]]
                                 UDP stream sent by a streaming server
  vlc://pause:<seconds>          Special item to pause the playlist for a certain time
  vlc://quit                     Special item to quit VLC
[...]
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Re: Watching movies from ftp..

Postby pepe999 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:28

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Network interaction failed:
Your password was rejected.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'ftp://192.168.1.104/media/videos/Serials/CSI/CSI/12.01'. Check the log for details.

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I think that the problem is more serious because Movie Player won't open at all. There was too many GB of updates that the system is completely messed up. I will have to reinstall the system and see if that helps..
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Re: Watching movies from ftp..

Postby pepe999 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 17:18

I have reinstalled the system but haven't tried watching streams yet. Conky doesn't work which is bigger disaster than playing movies from an ftp. I would like to say "thank you" to the bunch of gnome developers. They have completely rubbished Gnome environment. Even Linus T. has said that Gnome 3 is awful and I agree. :!: :pukel:
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Re: Watching movies from ftp..

Postby pepe999 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 18:00

Conky solved by removing a line in the script (own_window_type override), however playing video files as a stream from an ftp doesn't work like before. Some ideas how to turn the system off/restart might also be useful as I haven't noticed any turn off button in the system yet...

edit: Installing gnome-shell-extensions should add the turn off option to the user menu..
edit2: No turn off option found yet..
edit3: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet
The Power Off... menu entry is hidden by default. You can make it visible by pressing the Alt key in the user menu.
This is crazy, I have no words for this..
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