I was not sure if I should be posting this under Multimedia or Applications, hopefully I have chosen the right location for posting it.
What I want to do:
I am trying to play the video files which are shared on a NAS via SMB share on my OpenSUSE Tumbleweed laptop with VLC in place, as in straight from the shared location, just like I can with the Windows machines on the same network using the VLC for windows.
Instead of playing the file in place, the VLC (Or dolphin, I am not sure on this) first downloads the files to a local cache folder (~/user/.cache/kioexec/krun/) and then plays the file. This is sometimes a lengthy process as some of the files are huge, 80+ Gigabytes.
This is what happens when I double click on the file in the shared location on the network. Opening the VLC, and browsing over to the file using the Open File feature fails to open the file altogether with a "SMB error: open failed (Invalid Argument)".
As I previously mentioned the VLC for Windows installed on the windows machines of the same network works just fine playing the same files, regardless of their size, straight from the NAS.
Any help is very much appreciated.