Why can I not play mp4 videos from a network drive on my Raspberry Pi?

Larry Willey May 8, 2013
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Can anyone lend some insight why I can’t play .mp4 videos from a network drive? I have the codecs loaded. I can see the files on NAS and can copy them to the Pi SSD. VLC will play them from the SSD, but will not open them from the network.

I am using Raspbian for the OS. I prefer this over RaspBMC as it doesn’t seem to be quite ready yet. I have a Debian machine that will play from NAS with no problem. Do I have a config problem, the wrong player, or is this not doable?

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  1. ha14
    May 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm