Bug 276047 - Play movie from the network without copying it before
Summary: Play movie from the network without copying it before
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 75324
Alias: None
Product: kaffeine
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Mageia RPMs Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-19 14:39 UTC by Olivier Delaune
Modified: 2018-01-31 17:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Olivier Delaune 2011-06-19 14:39:26 UTC
Version:           4.6 (using KDE 4.6.3) 
OS:                Linux

Hello, I plugged external hard drive on my router. Thus, all computers may play files on this hard drive and in particular movies. My "problem", when I want to play movie, I go to this remote hard drive with Dolphin and I double click on the wanted movie. KDE downloads always movie on my local disk (/var/tmp) before begin to play movie. It seems to be not possible to play movie "in live" (without copy). My network use samba.
I did some test and I saw that if I use gigolo software to "mount" samba sharing, I can play movie in live.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2011-06-20 02:02:10 UTC
Which program do you use to play the movies?
Comment 2 Olivier Delaune 2011-06-20 08:22:16 UTC
I have the same behaviour with smplayer, vlc, totem, etc. However, after using gigolo software I can perfectly play movie with these softwares. If you want a little bit more information, you can read this forum post: http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=95606
Comment 3 Christoph Feck 2011-06-21 00:03:55 UTC
The applications you listed are non-KDE applications, so they do not support KIO, which is required if you want network access without mounting.
Comment 4 Olivier Delaune 2011-06-26 19:33:54 UTC
In fact, the behaviour is the same with dragon player and kaffeine which are a KDE softwares. So it is not a problem with the video player software but with dolphin or konqueror which do not be able to "mount" themselves the movie file to avoid to cpoy file before playing movie.
In addition, when I try to open remote movie with kaffeine, popup window with error appears. Message in this windows says "Cannot find input plugin for MRL "smb://"."
Comment 5 Christoph Feck 2011-06-26 19:41:15 UTC
You cannot mount a single file. Either you mount the Samba share, or you use KIO. Reassigning to Kaffeine to see why it doesn't work there.
Comment 6 Olivier Delaune 2011-10-28 18:40:08 UTC
I think this bug is linked to this one (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253547).
Comment 7 Olivier Delaune 2012-01-27 09:10:14 UTC
I found this bug (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=257903) which seems to describe the same problem.
Comment 8 Mauro Carvalho Chehab 2016-06-06 00:18:16 UTC
This bug is too old, for a version < 1.3. Closing it, as the latest version is 2.0.1, and lots of things changed since version 1.2.x, including the usage of VLC as video display backend, support for DVB-T2 and ISDB-T via libVLC, etc.

You may check on the upstream version and see if the bug was solved. The README file contains instructions about how to compile it. You can find it at our git repository: 


If you find similar issues with version 2.0.1, please re-open.
Comment 9 Nate Graham 2018-01-31 17:38:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75324 ***