[Bug 85049] Re: kaffeine doesn't open smb:/ files

Pat patricksissons at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 03:22:14 UTC 2008

pretty sure this problem lies somewhere in the dcop server.  It seems
that the dcop server is adding extra characters when there are escape
characters in the URI.  more specifically, i would guess that the URI is
somehow being escaped twice and only unescaped once.  I really don't
want to go messing around in that code base, but maybe someone with
experience could take a look in there.

In the mean time...
You can indeed play files from samba shares which are unmounted and have spaces in them, you just have to avoid the dcop server.  The dcop server is used when you double click a file in konqueror (for example), to avoid dcop simply drag the file from konqueror to kaffeine's playlist (for example).  You can also use kaffeine's built in browser, which seems to work fine.

I also experienced issues playing DVD's.  My workaround for this problem
was to drag the dvd to the playlist, usually after having browsed to
media:/ in the internal browser.

Hope this helps people out, i know it saved me a lot of grief! :)

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