[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] http2: fix up URLs

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Sat Oct 10 00:05:06 CEST 2020

> URL on CLI don't work nicely, never will, no matter how much it annoys
> me that I can't just do:
> # vlc https://tube.example.com/videos/?item=1234&playlist=abcd

I'm going to second Romain about the quotes here. Quotes are normal
and expected from the shell, and if you can type "vlc" before pasting
the URL, I'd think you can also type in the quotes. I play URLs with
VLC from the terminal all the time and that's what I do. I'm surprised
because that seems to me really unrelated to the misencoding question.

That said, the GUI offers a dialog that explicitly prompts the user for
a URL, so my opinion is that maybe that could be a starting point to
know when it can and should fix up the URL encoding.

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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