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I've been looking for how to do this for about a week now over 4 forums. I have a mac laptop and a FreeBSD server at home. I've been putting up some of my movies on my server. When I want to watch a video, on my other computers (running linux) I just use:

ssh user@server "cat /dir_to_video/video.avi" | vlc -

This opens up vlc with a ssh stream of the video of my choosing. However, if I run this on my mac, it gives me an error. Streams the video's coding but doesn't open the video. Any idea of how I can stream this video to my mac?

Thank you

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Why don't you mount the FreeBSD directory locally using sshfs or nfs or whatever? –  terdon Jul 4 '13 at 15:30
    
What's the error exactly? What command line version of vlc do you have? Or why not use a DLNA/UPnP server on the FreeBSD machine? –  slhck Jul 4 '13 at 15:39
    
Error was a lack of a better term. It just dumped the non-human readable coding. –  Eiceman Jul 4 '13 at 20:14
    
Terdon, I like the idea of using sshfs. I didn't think of that. I might do that. Thank you. –  Eiceman Jul 4 '13 at 20:16
    
Which version of vlc is installed on your mac? –  Roland Smith Aug 25 '13 at 14:15
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Using Transmit 4 I can mount my SFT(SSH) favorites on my file server to the file system. It's pretty neat. See this screenshot:

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Btw, on the Ubuntu desktop, you can achieve the same with the Gigolo app.

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