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is there a way to make Arch stream videos over your home network instead of downloading the file before it plays? i'm trying to play movies from my server (running Windows Server 2003 R2) on my laptop running Arch KDE.
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Samba. It works with windows shares.

If it were Arch hosting I'd say uShare.
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I haven't really done it myself, but I think it would be possible to use x forwarding with ssh, but I don't know if you'll get any audio. EDIT: I don't read.

But I'll have to say too that samba would be the easiest way. Just open the shared folder, and play the video without actually downloading it. (Of course you'll be downloading it, but you'll be "streaming" it).

Arch Wiki will probably give you good instructions on how to set it up.
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