[mythtv-users] Re: Windows Viewing Solutions?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 31 18:34:02 EDT 2005
Steve Nuffer wrote:
> I have tried using the MythWeb and changing the URL to the samba
> share. The URL that I'm using is FILE://location/file.nuv
> <file://location/file.nuv>. When I do that, the file browser tries to
> download the whole file even if its a share. If I put the same URL
> in MS Explorer at the top, it immediately plays. I have tried
> different combinations but can't get around the download.
> Anybody know a way around that.
The only way to get the browser plug-ins to start playing it immediately
is to "stream" the file from the webserver. This requires some extra
software--something like VLC. The MythStreamTV plugin will allow you to
do this (using VLC).
> My current way around that is using mythlink.sh to create a better
> name for the file . Then I find the file using file explorer and
> dobule click.
That's probably the easiest way. Basically, if you play it from the
filesystem, it's just a file, so there's no "downloading" involved.
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