Totem will not play from a smb share

Asked by Tomi Urankar on 2007-06-08

When trying to play a file from a SMB share
eg: smb://server/D/nanizanke/4400/4400-3

The totem will spit out this error:
The playback of this movie requires a SMB protocol source plugin which is not installed.

I have the following samba packages installed:
libsmbclient
samba
samba-common
smb-client
smbfs

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2007-06-25
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2007-06-26
Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question. When you try to play the file in smb server this share is mounted (you have a line in /etc/ftab which mount it) or you use nautilus to open this share ??
I think, if you are in the second situation, you could use fusesmb found in universe. In a shell do:

$: sudo apt-get install fusesmb

Let me know, thanks many

Tomi Urankar (tomi0) said : #2

I use nautilus to open a share.
FUSESMB does nothing 4M!

Any other suggestion? I really hate booting to Win just because a new computer has been conected to a computer and I would like to view some videos on it.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

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Tomi Urankar (tomi0) said : #4

So if this question is expired does that mean that no sollution for this issue exist?

Nick Demou (ndemou) said : #5

ashrack you can mount the smb share and then you will be able to open its files as if they where local - this is "normal procedure"

for example I've put this line in my /etc/fstab

//192.168.0.1/share_name /media/a_folder cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,dir_mode=0700,file_mode=0600,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

192.168.0.1 the ip of the windows pc with the share
share_name the name of the share
/media/a_folder a folder you as root have created - in there you'll find the files of the windows share
/root/.smbcredentials a file with the login name/pass for the share (see example below)
uid=1000,gid=1000 1000 is the id of the account I use to login to my pc (see how I found out the ID)

I login as ndemou so to find my ID I use:
grep ndemou /etc/passwd
ndemou:x:1000:1000:Nick Demou,,,:/home/ndemou:/bin/bash

this is what /root/.smbcredentials contains
sudo cat /root/.smbcredentials
username=winlogin
password=winpassword

Tomi Urankar (tomi0) said : #6

Nick
I know that I can mount it. But this is ackward when someone just puts a computer on the network and U just want to browse thru his video collection.

Nick Demou (ndemou) said : #7

there is this bug report:
"recent totem need "SMB protocol source plugin" to play from smb-share.
i don't know where can i find this plugin"
   -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+bug/119366

where the problem is reported as fixed

Hope it will be helpful

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