its not streaming as such.. tho it really is. which is why it's hard to search for an answer.
in windows i access my shared folder on my 2nd computer which does all my downloads.
now if i want to watch say a video clip in while running windows, it act's like the file is local and instantly fires up my media player and starts.
now under linux when i try the same, it wants to download the file to my computer first before starting to play, now i don't want to do this for 2 reasons.
1. because i intend on putting a version of linux on a sdhc card and running my laptop in it. storage will be limited so i don't want 350mb files dotted all over the place.
2. because i want to watch it now and not 3 mins later after its copied it over.