[MPlayer-users] Gmplayer cannot open files
Charles philip Chan
cpchan at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 14 03:05:28 CET 2008
andrew <andrew.david.45 at gmail.com> writes:
> The Gui gmplayer cannot open files with spaces in the filename or
> spaces in the path to the file. A widely reported workaround is to
> change handling of file from URL to File. Editing:
> to replace:
> Exec=gmplayer %U
> with this:
> Exec=gmplayer %F
This is not a bug in mplayer, but the desktop file- the file name needs
to be quoted or escaped because the shell relies on the space to
destingish between file names. In this case the correct syntax is:
| Exec=mplayer "%U"
Please file a bug report with your distro.
FWIW, here is a good tutorial on quoting:
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