Wednesday, May 23, 2012

[FIX] VLC is unable to open the MRL (smb://)

When I tried to open remote video files with VLC via a Samba share I got this error message:

Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://...'

It seems that this problem is related to credentials and can be fixed by entering the credentials for the Samba share in the VLC preferences (Tools > Preferences > Input / Codecs > Access Modules > SMB Input):

Note: I only experienced this problem when accessing remote files with PCManFM.

References

VLC with Samba shares at Kubuntu Forums

38 comments:

  1. Thanks! You saved the day for me. I've been trying to figure out the solution to that error for several days now - it was getting frustrating!

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  2. I got the error everytime the second item on playlist should have started. Now everything is working fine.
    Thanks!

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  3. Thank you so much! This error message annoyed me for such a long time. I always thought it is related to this bug in VLC http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/6158

    Thanks again!

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  4. Thanks very much. Did not want to go back to fedora.

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  5. Thank you, it fixed my error perfectly.

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  6. thank man but that didnt help me

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  7. Thanks! I just set up a FreeNAS box and was trying to access my media on my Debian box. Worked like a charm!

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  8. I still cant access my videos...And my many imp videos are suffering from this...I need to access them...Plss guys help me..

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  9. Thank you, this worked perfectly on kubuntu.

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  10. Thank you, saved me a lot of trouble on Kubuntu 12.04.

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  11. +1 on you being awesome and from a Kubuntu user. Something must've changed from a recent update.

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  12. Thank you very much! I never would of found that. Works great now!

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  13. Thanks for the tip. Saved me a lot of grief.

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  14. Thanks a lot, this helped me so much. Saved me a lot of trouble. =)

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  15. that's not a solution. what if you have different shares on different locations, names and password. you've to change this setting everytime you want to play a file from a different share then before. solution in my eyes was if we can somehow give vla player permission to play the file. like kaffeine, movieplayer and the most other linux mediaplayers.

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    1. It works so is a solution. It seems that it isn't optimal for your problem. When you find a better one please let me know.

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  16. Please Help!

    When i am coping the VLC Video file from DVD to Desktop and then when i am playing the Desktop copies file then i am getting following error.

    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Admin/Desktop/'. Check the log for details.

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    1. I think you should search on how to rip dvds.

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  17. Thank you, helped me big time :P

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  18. thanks worked a treat

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  19. yeap, this works, thanks

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  20. Thanks man! simple and clear.

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  21. It does work, until you try to connect to another computer on the network. Unless there's a way to have mulitple accounts?

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    1. The samba share must be mounted prior to accessing the file. Each user registered in the system can have its own samba credentials.

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