I hope no one else has already posted this problem, but while I can access all my Linux and Windows shares on three computers, I cannot play a media file over the network from either a Windows or Linux computer. PCLOS (KDE4 Full Monty, just installed a week ago) insists that I need to have a local copy to play it. I have tried with Kaffeine as well as my default player, VLC. I would love to pull media over the network and play rather than copy (in which case I can just get off my butt and move the USB drive), but all else works great.
I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 on my main, but with some of the changes Canonical is making, I am not sure I want to trust Ubuntu any more, so I am looking for a new direction and new distros...PCLOS looks like a solid winner, if I can get this media thing figured :/
I'm not necessarily afraid of the CLI, but I need instruction to use it...if this is what is needed. Thanks for any help.
PCLOS Full Monty
IBM NetVista 2.8GHx single core
128MB nVidia FX5500
(and runs better than my other computers with twice the power)