VLC could be compiled with GNOME-VFS support

Bug #57003 reported by acon on 2006-08-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

VLC fairly recently got GNOME-VFS support. The Ubuntu package isn't built with it.

If we do enable it, the .desktop should be updated to inform Nautilus that it can open remote files.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Untriaged → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

applications have to declare that they can open a non-local file to be listed, reassigning to vlc

Derk-Jan Hartman (hartman) wrote :

Probably related to: #34594 then ?

For me VLC never shows up in the list that is shown when you select "Open With Other Application" in Nautilus. I've tried right-clicking on mp3 files, video files etc but the result is the same. What is required in order for an application to show up there? VLC does list the mime types it supports in it's .desktop file, but that apparently isn't enough.

I can now see that someone has already reported that bug as 100093.

William Grant (wgrant) on 2007-10-06
description: updated
Changed in vlc:
importance: Low → Wishlist
Artem Baguinski (femistofel) wrote :

in feisty with vlc 0.8.4 i could drag and drop remote (smb) files from nautilus into vlc. they would play even without gnome-vfs support (via smb plugin). this doesn't work anymore in gutsy.

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

I can finally play remote files with VLC (on latest hardy). However drag and drop still does not work.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Gnome-vfs is not in use in hardy any more, so this isn't applicable.

Changed in vlc:
status: New → Won't Fix
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