[vlc-devel] Win32 file association problem/fix

Dan Farmer forums at danfarmer.org
Wed Apr 20 00:20:05 CEST 2005

Hi, I came across a problem with file associations in win32 whereby if 
the path to VLC is not 8.3 compatable (e.g. has space (Like C:\Program 
Files\...)), only the short filename of a file is passed to VLC when 
opening the file from windows explorer etc. This causes problems for 
things such as automatically finding subtitle files. Is this a known 
issue and is it fixed in CVS in the current installer?

If not, I outlined the problem better, the fix, and the changes needed 
to the installer here: http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=6369

Many Thanks,
Dan Farmer

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