Version: (using KDE 4.0.0)
Installed from: SuSE RPMs
See bug #157143.
It would have been nice if KMplayer supported KIO slaves and URLS like fish://rune@tvbox/movie.avi and smb:// urls for samba shares.
Especially fish would have been nice :-).
It is working for me in KDE Version 4.00.70 (KDE 4.0.70 >= 20080418)
in dragon and KMplayer
At least fish, I have no smb:// to test
Please test with the latest released KDE if your wish has been fulfilled or not.
It works, but kmplayer copies the entire file locally before starting playback, meaning you have to wait until gigabytes of data is copied over the network first.
Maybe this is a KIO fault ?
I'd assume that behaviour stems from the use of MPlayer as a backend. Since it's a slave process rather than a decoding library, you can't just hook in arbitrary I/O backends. MPlayer only supports a minimal subset of the schemes KIOSlaves are available for. The only real workaround would require a FUSE filesystem or something else that could fool MPlayer into thinking it's doing local file I/O when it's really going through KIO.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 157143 ***