see this thread for reference https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=145225
so now i think i am finally to the bottom of what may have happened because the problem is back, and i think i know what is causing it now.
the issue im having in a nutshell is im not able to play files on vlc, or basically any media player on my laptop DE, over a samba share accessing media files from a windows 7 file server.
the setting that breaks it, i believe, is when i turn on "password protected sharing" in the windows 7 advanced sharing features. Obviously this is a coveted feature in a multi user environment to keep other users from deleting/altering anothers files.
the symptom is when this setting is turned on, when a media player accesses the files using samba, one needs to enter user credentials to access file, so the new filename now becomes username@servername/filename.avi, which breaks vlc. it doesnt appear to know what to do with a file that begins with a username and an @ symbol.
Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://wolfdogg@redtail/UserFiles/PublicArchive/Downloads/dl_torrents/completed/Jackass-Number.2%5B2006%5D%5BUnrated.Edition%5DDvDrip%5BEng%5D-aXXo/Jackass-Number.2%5B2006%5D%5BUnrated.Edition%5DDvDrip%5BEng%5D-aXXo.avi'. Check the log for details.
when password protected sharing is turned off, samba is able to access the file normally as servername/filename.avi and vlc has no problem streaming this one.
is there some setting for smbclient i need to adjust to get it to handle this? i had samba installed, but i removed it until i can get this problem resolved.
edit, i normally dont have to mount anything (related to samba) separately, but IS this a case where i need to actually mount it with user credentials if i have the share set up this way? Im thinking if its mounted with user credentials it wont have the username@ portion in the file path anymore.
Last edited by wolfdogg (2013-09-30 04:51:30)
so nobody has seen samba access files with the username prepending the filename? is this just a simple mount issue?
i drafted the solution here,
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Us … ows_shares
why is it i seem to get no comments on most of my posts, do i just do wierd stuff, or have i offended someone? :-|
If your not sure if i do wierd stuff, read the link above, lol.