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Bug 370587

Summary: media-video/vlc-1.1.9: vlc won't play files from ssh folder connected through gnome "Places" menu
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Javier Andres Galaz Jeria <javiergalaz>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) <tomwij>
Severity: normal CC: media-video
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Javier Andres Galaz Jeria 2011-06-08 01:59:59 UTC
After connecting using Places->Connect to Server... to connect to a ssh folder, vlc can't play any media file, saying it can't handle MRL sftp://user@host/path/to/file/media-file.ext

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Connect to ssh server using Places->Connect to server...
2.Using Nautilus navigate to the file's path
3.Right click on the file and use Open with vlc
Actual Results:  
VLC says it can't handle MRL sftp://user@host/path/to/file/media-file.ext

Expected Results:  
Play the file and don't complaint

user@local ~ $ equery uses vlc
[ Searching for packages matching vlc... ]
[ Colour Code : set unset ]
[ Legend : Left column  (U) - USE flags from make.conf              ]
[        : Right column (I) - USE flags packages was installed with ]
[ Found these USE variables for media-video/vlc-1.1.9 ]
 U I
 + + X              : Adds support for X11
 + + a52            : Enables support for decoding ATSC A/52 streams used in DVD
 + + aac            : Enables support for MPEG-4 AAC Audio
 + + aalib          : Adds support for media-libs/aalib (ASCII-Graphics Library)
 + + alsa           : Adds support for media-libs/alsa-lib (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
 - - altivec        : Adds support for optimizations for G4 and G5/ppc970 processors
 - - atmo           : Enables support for AtmoLight (homebrew Ambient Lighting Technology)
 - - avahi          : Add avahi/Zeroconf support
 + + bidi           : Enables bidirectional language support
 + + cdda           : Adds Compact Disk Digital Audio (Standard Audio CD) support
 + + cddb           : Access cddb servers to retrieve and submit information about compact disks
 + + dbus           : Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)
 - - dc1394         : Enables IIDC cameras support.
 - - debug          : Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see
 - - dirac          : Enable Dirac video support (an advanced royalty-free video compression format) via the reference library: dirac.
 + + directfb       : Adds support for DirectFB layer (library for FB devices)
 + + dts            : Enables DTS Coherent Acoustics decoder support
 + + dvb            : Adds support for DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting)
 + + dvd            : Adds support for DVDs
 + + elibc_glibc    : ELIBC setting for systems that use the GNU C library
 + + fbcon          : Adds framebuffer support for the console, via the kernel
 + + ffmpeg         : Enable ffmpeg-based audio/video codec support
 + + flac           : Adds support for FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec
 - - fluidsynth     : Enables Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts).
 - - fontconfig     : Support for configuring and customizing font access via media-libs/fontconfig
 - + gcrypt         : Enables cryptography support via libgcrypt.
 - - ggi            : Adds support for media-libs/libggi (non-X video api/drivers)
 - - gme            : Enables support for media-libs/game-music-emu for playing various video game music formats.
 + + gnome          : Adds GNOME support
 + + gnutls         : Adds support for net-libs/gnutls (TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0 support)
 + + httpd          : Enables a web based interface for vlc.
 - - id3tag         : Enables id3tag metadata reader plugin.
 + + ieee1394       : Enable FireWire/iLink IEEE1394 support (dv, camera, ...)
 - - jack           : Adds support for the JACK Audio Connection Kit
 - - kate           : Adds support for Ogg Kate subtitles via libkate.
 - - kde            : Adds support for kde-base/kde (K Desktop Enviroment)
 - - libass         : Enables subtitles support using libass.
 + + libcaca        : Add support for colored ASCII-art graphics
 + + libnotify      : Enable desktop notification support
 - - libproxy       : Enables support for proxy settings in the HTTP access module.
 - - libtiger       : Enables Ogg Kate subtitles rendering using libtiger.
 - - libv4l         : Enables Libv4l Video4Linux support.
 - - libv4l2        : Enables Libv4l2 Video4Linux2 support (for conversion from various video formats to standard ones, needed to use v4l2 devices with strange formats).
 - - lirc           : Adds support for lirc (Linux's Infra-Red Remote Control)
 + + live           : Enables live555 streaming media support (client support for rtsp).
 - - lua            : Enable Lua scripting support
 + + matroska       : Adds support for the matroska container format (extensions .mkv, .mka and .mks)
 + + mmx            : Adds support for optimizations for Pentium MMX and Athlon class processors
 - - modplug        : Adds libmodplug support
 + + mp3            : Add support for reading mp3 files
 + + mpeg           : Adds libmpeg3 support to various packages
 - - mtp            : Enable support for Media Transfer Protocol
 - - musepack       : Enable support for the musepack audio codec
 + + ncurses        : Adds ncurses support (console display library)
 - - nsplugin       : Build plugin for browsers supporting the Netscape plugin architecture (that is almost any modern browser)
 + + ogg            : Adds support for the Ogg container format (commonly used by Vorbis, Theora and flac)
 + + opengl         : Adds support for OpenGL (3D graphics)
 - - optimisememory : Enable optimisation for memory rather than performance.
 - - oss            : Adds support for OSS (Open Sound System)
 + + png            : Adds support for libpng (PNG images)
 - - projectm       : Enables the projectM visualization plugin.
 + + pulseaudio     : Adds support for PulseAudio sound server
 - - pvr            : Enables PVR cards access module.
 + + qt4            : Adds support for the Qt GUI/Application Toolkit version 4.x
 - - remoteosd      : Enables RemoteOSD plugin (VNC client as video filter).
 - - rtsp           : Enables real audio and RTSP modules.
 - - run-as-root    : Allows vlc to start for root. Don't enable this unless you have a very specific (e.g. embedded) need for it!
 + + samba          : Adds support for SAMBA (Windows File and Printer sharing)
 - - schroedinger   : Enable Dirac video support (an advanced royalty-free video compression format) via libschroedinger (high-speed implementation in C of the Dirac codec).
 + + sdl            : Adds support for Simple Direct Layer (media library)
 - - sdl-image      : Enables sdl image video decoder (depends on sdl)
 - - shine          : Enables shine fixed point mp3 encoder.
 - - shout          : Enables libshout output.
 - - skins          : Enables support for the skins2 interface.
 - - speex          : Adds support for the speex audio codec (used for speech)
 - - sqlite         : Adds support for sqlite - embedded sql database
 + + sse            : fast floating point optimization for PentiumIII+ class chips
 + + stream         : Enables sout module for audio/video data streaming/transcoding/etc..
 + + svg            : Adds support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
 - - svga           : Adds support for SVGAlib (graphics library)
 - - taglib         : Enable tagging support with taglib
 + + theora         : Adds support for the Theora Video Compression Codec
 + + truetype       : Adds support for FreeType and/or FreeType2 fonts
 - - twolame        : Enables twolame support (MPEG Audio Layer 2 encoder).
 + + udev           : Enable sys-fs/udev integration (device discovery, power and storage device support, etc)
 - - upnp           : Enables support for Intel UPnP stack.
 + + v4l            : Enables video4linux support
 + + v4l2           : Enable video4linux2 support
 - - vaapi          : Enables VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) for hardware decoding
 + + vcdx           : Enables VCD with navigation via libvcdinfo (depends on cdio)
 + + vlm            : New videolan (media) manager (vlm), a little manager designed to launch and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
 + + vorbis         : Adds support for the OggVorbis audio codec
 - - win32codecs    : use win32codecs package for dll avi decoding support (wmv and what not)
 - - wma-fixed      : Enables fixed point WMA decoder.
 + + x264           : Enable h264 encoding using x264
 + + xcb            : Support the X C-language Binding, a replacement for Xlib
 + + xml            : Add support for XML files
 + + xosd           : Sends display using the X On Screen Display library
 + + xv             : Adds in optional support for the Xvideo extension (an X API for video playback)
 - - zvbi           : Enables support for teletext subtitles via the zvbi library.

user@local ~ $ emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop/gnome, gcc-4.4.5, libc-0-r0, 2.6.37-gentoo-r4 x86_64)
System uname: Linux-2.6.37-gentoo-r4-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i5_CPU_M_430_@_2.27GHz-with-gentoo-2.0.2
Timestamp of tree: Thu, 26 May 2011 03:15:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p9
dev-lang/python:     2.7.1-r1, 3.1.3-r1
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.4-r1
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.2
sys-apps/openrc:     0.8.2-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.65-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.4.5
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1-r1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.10
sys-devel/make:      3.81-r2
sys-libs/glibc:      2.12.2
virtual/os-headers:  0
CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks fixlafiles fixpackages news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
LINGUAS="es_CL es"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="3dnow 3dnowext X Xaw3d a52 aac aalib acl acpi alsa amd64 audiofile bash-completion berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo calendar cddb cdinstall cdparanoia cdr cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cups cxx dbus desktopglobe dga directfb djvu dri dts dv dvb dvd dvdr eds emboss encode evo exif fam fbcon fbcondecor ffmpeg firefox flac fortran ftp gd gdbm gdu gif gimp gnome gnome-keyring gnuplot gnutls gphoto2 gpm graphviz gsl gstreamer gtk iconv ieee1394 imagemagick imap ipod ipv6 java6 javascript jpeg jpeg2k lame laptop latex lcms ldap libcaca libnotify lm_sensors mad mmx mng modules mp3 mp4 mpeg mplayer msn mudflap multilib musicbrainz mysql nautilus ncurses nls nptl nptlonly ntp ogg opengl openmp pam pango pcre pdf perl php plotutils pmu png policykit ppds pppd pulseaudio python qt3support readline rss samba scanner sdl session spell spl sse sse2 ssl startup-notification subversion svg sysfs syslog tcpd theora threads thumbnails tiff truetype udev unicode usb v4l v4l2 videos vnc vorbis wifi x264 xcb xcomposite xine xinerama xml xorg xosd xpm xscreensaver xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="hda-intel" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="braindump flow karbon kexi kpresenter krita tables words" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics keyboard mouse joystick" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="es_CL es" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" QEMU_SOFTMMU_TARGETS="i386 ppc ppc64 x86_64" QEMU_USER_TARGETS="arm i386 x86_64" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="intel" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 

Using sshfs to mount a remote directory in a local path works
Comment 1 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-12-15 21:59:25 UTC
Can you still reproduce this on recent versions of vlc?