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Im looking for a Media center/player that lets me connect to my FTP server. This is what I know so far. XBMC is great however its too much of a media center and when working in word its anoyly hard to change the song.

VLC does have ftp capabilities, however they are not easy, and you can only direct to only one file and not to a directory.

I would like something with a iTunes like UI that plays directly from my FTP server.

Thanks!

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Why FTP? Perhaps there are better ways to go about this... –  basszero Oct 25 '09 at 22:13
    
What OS are you using? –  Sasha Chedygov Oct 25 '09 at 22:39
    
Windows and Ubuntu –  thegreyspot Oct 29 '09 at 1:01
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Ashampoo® Media Player+ is freeware.

This is what it says:

Online folders and files:
You can include FTP folders and web files in your playlists. The contents of FTP folders are updated automatically, just like local folders! You can even listen to and view many audio and video formats online in real time, without downloading the files to your computer first.

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Yeah, I've read about that one. Should be good, never used it. –  waszkiewicz Oct 19 '09 at 13:17
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MediaPortal - Been using this for a couple of years now.

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here's an entirely different approach:

use NetDrive to mount remote storage (such as FTP servers) as a local hard drive and then use your media player of choice to play media files.

NetDrive supports direct file operation in mapped drive. You can run any .exe files in remote server from your Windows explorer. To watch a movie file in your remote server, you just need to double click it.

NetDrive free for personal use.

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Mplayer if I well remember could do that !!!

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