Version: 1.6.1 (using KDE 4.6.5)
Opening a video on a samba share with VLC gives the following error:
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://myserver/myshare/myvideo.avi'. Check the log for details.
Opening it with Totem causes dolphin to copy the file to local computer entirely before playing it. Dragon player does nothing at all.
I've installed Nautilus and all the videos stream without problems from the share in any video player. I don't need to copy them to localhost before playing.
Steps to Reproduce:
Open a samba share in dolphin, try to open a video file on the share.
Opening videos should work similarly to Nautilus.
Does the .desktop file for VLC indicate that it supports the smb:// protocol?
The /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop file contains:
Bug still relevant on Dolphin 1.7 & KDE 4.7.2
I work with video and this is a problem for me in kde, as well.
Actually this isn't restricted to vlc. Also playing mp3-files with Amarok, Audacity etc. results in the entire file being copied to local /tmp before opening it. I'm unable to stream *any* audio or video files with Dolphin.
I just checked this with vlc in KDE SC 4.8 RC1. It streams video files as expected.
As for totem, I think that is the expected result since it does not understand KIO.
As for dragonplayer, which phonon backend is used? I have similar problem when using gstreamer backend, but vlc bachend works fine.
I'm running KDE 4.8.3 on F17 and this bug still exists on my system. I can't get Dolphin to stream anything to VLC whereas opening the files with Nautilus still works without a problem.
This is a clean F17 KDE spin install. The /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop file in this release also contains: X-KDE-Protocols=ftp,http,https,mms,rtmp,rtsp,sftp,smb
(In reply to comment #7)
> I'm running KDE 4.8.3 on F17 and this bug still exists on my system. I can't
> get Dolphin to stream anything to VLC whereas opening the files with
> Nautilus still works without a problem.
> This is a clean F17 KDE spin install. The
> /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop file in this release also contains:
Then you probably have another vlc.desktop file entry in your local configuration directory that does not contain the X-KDE-Protocols entry. You might want to check if there is a ~/.local/share/applications/vlc.desktop. See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253547#c31 for the details.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 253547 ***