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Having trouble opening videos from network computers

Postby InsectGrain on Mon May 27, 2013 1:25 am

HI,
I recently installed a fresh copy of Mint 15 64-bit verison. I started to test it out and I stumbled on one problem. I'm trying to open video files from a network computer which runs Win XP. The file manager mounts the drive and displays everything well. However, when I try to open the video file (either with VLC or totem), it crashes. When I open it with VLC, it doesn't load the file and the GUI hangs; after i close it, the VLC notification icon remains until I unmount the drive (when i do, it shows a GUI "Volume is busy" with 'gvfsd-fuse' being the problem). When i try it with totem, it shows me a gray GUI that I must close by force; when i unmount the drive, the "Volume is busy" GUI says 'totem' is the problem. I must note that totem works correctly most of the time, but from time to time crashes; VLC seldomly works.
Can anyone help as to why I'm having these crashes? Is it a network problem? VLC? or Is it something with Olivia?
Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance
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Re: Having trouble opening videos from network computers

Postby caf4926 on Mon May 27, 2013 1:47 am

Can you copy the file from the remote PC to your Mint machine?
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Re: Having trouble opening videos from network computers

Postby Monsta on Mon May 27, 2013 5:54 am

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Re: Having trouble opening videos from network computers

Postby InsectGrain on Mon May 27, 2013 9:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback.
Copying seems to work ok.
I tried the 'cifs' method and it works great :) no problems so far.
Hopefully they can fix this problem soon.
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