[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] commit: Skins: "file" shortcut for skins access_demux (& decode URI) ( Jean-Philippe André )

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon May 31 08:49:23 CEST 2010

On Mon, 31 May 2010 08:12:47 +0200 (CEST), git at videolan.org wrote:
> vlc | branch: master | Jean-Philippe André <jpeg at videolan.org> | Mon May
> 31 13:44:57 2010 +0800| [117c94235c96a5927592398ec13f8ce3d8a58a36] |
> committer: Jean-Philippe André 
> Skins: "file" shortcut for skins access_demux (& decode URI)
> Without the shortcut, it is not possible to start the access_demux
> for skins, as the full URL is set to file://<path>.vlt
> Now we can read skins packages as in earlier versions:
>  $ vlc your_skin.vlt

Please revert this. This is a huge hack and we have been trying to cut on
the number of plugins hijacking file://. What you open MUST be a media
file. Otherwise, the security model is broken. Mind you that's why VLC
cannot open say LUA files nor shebang shell scripts, even though it would
be trivial to implement.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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