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Re: No good way to play video files located on password-protected Samba shares in KDE Plasma

Theoretically another option is to remove "smb" from the list of protocols listed in X-KDE-Protocols in the desktop files for these programs, which will force KIO to do the local download routine. This effectively implements #6 without needing to involve the distros, but still suffers from the issues of long wait time and no user notification about what's going on (though we can improve that last one in KIO if need be).

I tried this out, modifying VLC's desktop file locally and running `sudo update-desktop-database, but VLC still tried to open files on Samba shares by URL, not with a local path. Anyone know what might be up with this?

Nate Graham

On 10/25/2017 07:19 PM, Nate Graham wrote:
Looks like the MPV folks have already rejected that approach: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/1512#issuecomment-77504217

They say it should be up to the system to provide them with an accessible path.

So if the VLC folks say something similar (which I suspect is going to happen), then we're back to the original set of options.


On 10/25/2017 05:49 PM, Nate Graham wrote:
That's certainly another option, though I suspect they might say that it's the system's responsibility to pass them an accessible path.  For VLC, I've filed https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/18982

I will do the same for MPV and MPlayer.

Nate Graham

On 10/25/2017 05:12 PM, Christoph Feck wrote:
On 26.10.2017 00:47, Nate Graham wrote:
It seems that our users don't have a good way to play videos on
password-protected Samba shares:

Why aren't VLC etc. ask for passwords on protected links? They could/should use KWallet indirectly via the dozen cross-platform key-store libraries that we have, e.g. libqtkeychain.

Christoph Feck