Unable to play video from network drive Windows 10

I connected to my Nextcloud server via a network drive on my Windows 10 but whenever I try to play a video from it I get different errors depending on what video player I use. (I am able to play the video from directly inside the Nextcloud web interface.)

  • when I use the “Movies & TV” Windows 10 app I get error 0x80004005
  • when I use VLC and check the log I get the following: cannot open file {path to file} (invalid argument)

any idea whats going on? Thanks!