vlc does not play video from afp share

Bug #1312370 reported by Vincent Gerris on 2014-04-24
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Bug Description

When trying to play a video from a mounted share, I get : Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'afp://<email address hidden>/downloads/some_home_made.avi'. Check the log for details.

The default "Video player" has no issues opening the file, just playback is darn slow.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: vlc 2.1.2-2build2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Apr 24 21:00:01 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-06 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140303)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vincent Gerris (vgerris) wrote :
description: updated
Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

There are no plans to add AFP support to VLC on Linux, at least not until the Linux kernel itself supports AFP natively (which I think it does not).

I was not aware that VLC does not use the running file manager somehow to
play a file.
So how is connection to a SMB share done?
From a user point of view, it very unlogical that the file manager
(nautilus in this case) shows file on the share and that it is not possible
to play files.
I will double check if this happens for all files, maybe it works for some.
At the moment of the issue I found that SMplayer was not working either and
the default video player was.

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> There are no plans to add AFP support to VLC on Linux, at least not
> until the Linux kernel itself supports AFP natively (which I think it
> does not).
>
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> Title:
> vlc does not play video from afp share
>
> Status in “vlc” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> When trying to play a video from a mounted share, I get : Your input
> can't be opened:
> VLC is unable to open the MRL 'afp://<email address hidden>/downloads/some_home_made.avi'.
> Check the log for details.
>
> The default "Video player" has no issues opening the file, just
> playback is darn slow.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: vlc 2.1.2-2build2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
> Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: Unity
> Date: Thu Apr 24 21:00:01 2014
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-06 (17 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64
> (20140303)
> SourcePackage: vlc
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

While VLC has some limited support for the SMB protocol, we recommend mounting the file system locally. Since Linux does not support AFP, VLC does not support AFP.

Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

If you mount the AFP share via GVFS, it should work just fine in VLC (and if it fails, it's more likely a bug in GVFS). Regarding native support of AFP in VLC, I think nobody is really interested.

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