[vlc-devel] "file://localhost/" handling in input.c on win32

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Aug 22 08:28:54 CEST 2011

On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:06:55 -0400, "Michael A. Puls II"
<shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If Opera passes a file URI to vlc like this:
> vlc.exe file://localhost/test.mp3
> , vlc reports:
> File reading failed:
> VLC could not open the file "\\localhost\c:\test.mp3".
> Your input can't be opened:
> VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file://localhost/c:/test.mp3'. Check the
> log for details.

VLC follows the standard defined by Microsoft for file:// URIs.

This is an Opera bug in my opinion. Local files are supposed to be
specified without a host name.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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