[Libav-user] Faulty handling of file: protocol on Windows

Hendrik Schreiber hs at tagtraum.com
Tue Jun 18 13:22:25 CEST 2013

On Jun 18, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Hendrik Schreiber wrote:

> On Jun 18, 2013, at 11:16 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Hendrik Schreiber <hs at ...> writes:
>>> On Windows, the scheme part (file:) is always followed 
>>> by a bunch of slashes, usually three (file:///),
>> three sounds like a very unlikely number to me.
> Yes, it sounds odd, but please read http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2006/12/06/file-uris-in-windows.aspx

Anyhow - the only Windows file URL FFmpeg accepts is something like:


And that is definitely not a valid URL by any standard I am aware of.


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