why cant i stream videos over the lan

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – i cant find the log, so i googled it, came up with this https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 23#p777923 set the log, and like the user that was having problems mentioned int eh post below the one linked the log is not created. i set the log to my home directory/vlc.loganyhow, i think its just a codec issue here, i can install ffdshow and see if that rectifies it.  Are you suggesting that VLC should stream it even though mpl;ayer doesnt?  why isnt mplayer streaming is the best question, is it possibly just he nature of KDE that needs tweaking?  possibly the file indexer wh (HowTos)