Open media files through the File Manager will generate a copy file

Bug #1476268 reported by Cheng Lu
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Ubuntu File Manager App

Bug Description

I recorded a video named "videos20150720_212940731.mp4" which path is "/phablet/Videos/" by Camera App .
And then open the File Manager App to find it, and open it. It will open with Gallery App. When return File Manager, I found there is a copy of the same video. Each time when I open a media file from File Manager App, there will generate a new copy of the same file.
When I open the folder use PC, I found the copies are some "tmp" files.

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Cheng Lu (dawndiy) wrote :
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Nicola Jelmorini (jelmorini) wrote :

This issue is still present after OTA-9 update.
Same behavior also with photos. You take a photo with the camera, then you open the *.jpg file from the File Manager, and a new copy of the file is created.
The original file is stored in /Pictures/
The copy will be stored in /Pictures/imported

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peter waldman (waldman) wrote :

Problem remains here too on M10 Aquaris (HD) tablet.

Opening music files from file manager with the music app will also create copies in the same way as already described.

OTA-10 update does not help.

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Michael Crees (rhakeios) wrote :

Also on Aquarius M10 FHD, opening any file from a SD card (such as a video in the movie player app) sees it copied to the internal file system.

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peter waldman (waldman) wrote :

As of today (2016-09-14) the problems described above still remain.

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