View media files from Samba server

To view media files (such as .avi, .wmv, .mpg, rmvb) from the Samba server under Ubuntu 7.04 is very simple indeed. You just need to install totem-gstreamer player.

sudo apt-get install totem-gstreamer

To view DVDs under Ubuntu 7.04 can be just install the related codecs and totem-xine player.

sudo apt-get install totem-xine

For codecs installation, please refer to Unofficial Ubuntu Guide.

I am switching between these commands!

Updated on 2007-06-27 :
I installed a Ubuntu guest on VirtualBox, which is installed totem-gstreamer, to view the media files on my Samba server. It is running very smooth and you will not know that it is running on a virtual machine. I need not to install and uninstall the players again.

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