Opening Files Across Network Without Downloading

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Mon Mar 21 15:31:45 GMT 2005

On Monday 21 March 2005 00:50, Segedunum wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is it possible to actually open files through KDE applications over a
> Samba/Windows (or any) network without it downloading the whole thing to
> your hard-drive first? Yes, I know I can mount it to a folder but I'd
> rather not. That's what IOslaves ate for.

Right, but it depends on the application's capabilities if it can handle 
asynchronous data.
And some applications might have the need to seeking, which doesn't work over 
current KIO

> JuK and Amarok unfortunately don't like playing my music over a network
> either, and won't even let me do it.

I think amaroK has a KIO plugin that allows it to stream from any KIO source.

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