[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Added URI scheme handlers: mms, rtmp, rtsp

Scrool scroolik at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 19:18:04 CEST 2011

2011/10/11 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
>> > Le lundi 10 octobre 2011 02:06:18 Pavol Babincak, vous avez écrit :
>> >> URI scheme handlers allows VLC to manifest ability to open these URIs.
>> >> Practically it means that if user wants to open url like
>> >> mms://example.com/ system may automatically choose VLC to open it.
>> >
>> > Hmm? This is not in the desktop entry specification, not even the git
>> > tree.
>> - I've created patch against latest master of git repository
>> git://git.videolan.org/vlc.git. What do you mean it is not git tree?
> It's not even in the xdg-specs git tree.
It is part of Freedesktop's Shared MIME-info Database. See here:

>> I've found that gnome-default-applications-properties (Gnome
>> application for setting couple of default applications) thinks that
>> application which can handle http is web browser. Because of that it
>> lists VLC in list of available web browsers which could confuse user.
>> You are right. Now desktop doesn't automatically know that VLC can
>> handle streams from HTTP and FTP. These can be added be added if
>> aforementioned Gnome "problem" is ok.
> So this stuff is broken on GNOME, not agreed in XDG yet and not supported on
> any other desktop?
It is in Freedesktop's specification nearly one year. I don't use
other desktop than Gnome.


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