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FS#30680 - [mplayer] Add stream support in mplayer.desktop

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Mark (markg85) - Saturday, 14 July 2012, 22:53 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Thursday, 31 October 2013, 21:28 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



currently when you open a video file from a SMB based network with dolphin, it wants to download the entire file. Not much of an issue with small files but takes a while on movie sized 1080p files. And that while it's not even needed. mplayer knows perfectly fine how to handle smb and it's even enabled by default on the archlinux mplayer package. So i think we should make use of that and modify the mplayer.desktop file accordingly.

These are the changes that i made (used to be %F):
Exec=mplayer %u

And added this (though it could probably be extended with more protocols):

After doing that, dolphin plays the file nicely and directly in mplayer without first downloading it.

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Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Thursday, 31 October 2013, 21:28 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  mplayer 36498-2