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  1. #1


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    Question Playing video from Windows 2003 Share
    Hey everyone,

    So I've got my MacBook and I'm absolutely loving it, but I've got one small issue.

    I can connnect to my Windows 2003 Shares, and everything is fine with reading/writing etc... except for playing video's from these shares.

    When playing video's, the video stutters and pauses every 5-10 seconds, however playing from the same share under a Windows XP Parallel's machine plays perfectly. It has to be something in how OSX is reading form the smb share, but I've got no idea.

    Anyone?

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    Is the movie in your iTunes Library on the PC? I ask this because you can share your iTune libraries over a network. It's in iTunes -> Preferences -> Sharing ...

    I also found this: distantDVD

    You can download distantDVD from here.

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    Hey mate, it isn't from iTunes. This is from just browsing a SMB share on my server.

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    I'm not saying it is ... just mentioning that an alternative is you can just launch iTunes and watch the movie that way whether you have any share mounted or not.

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    Very true. I'm thinking of moving my data off my RAID array and moving my server across to Ubuntu. I blame M$ Windows.

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