Comment 11 for bug 239431

foundaname (foundaname) wrote :

Hi, I'm experiencing the same problem and can offer a solution.

It hasn't been mentioned that the problem only occurs if you try to open a file with VLC from within Nautilus (Double click if the file type is associated, or right click -> Open with -> vlc).

Any file that contains the characters space and plus in either the filename or the path cannot be played with VLC when being opened from within Nautilus.

The problem is in /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop

Changing the line
Exec=vlc %U
to
Exec=vlc %F
solves the problem.

Bug 231595 should be marked as a duplicate:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/231595

This also solves bug 217305:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/217305

Hope this helps.