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bug #36953: player fails to open library file due to path concatenation issues

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 25 Jul 2012 08:21:51 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  0.8.8 Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Wed 25 Jul 2012 08:21:51 PM UTC, original submission:

Hi there!

I just want to inform of a problem that I'v found in the gnash player.

When playing certain swf interactive video which opens in turn other swf videos stored in another directory I never get to play the "subfolder videos" although if I go manually to the subfolder and then I open that file it plays fine.

With the verbose argument i can see the following errors:

"ERROR: failed to open 'file:///tmp/foo\bar.swf'; can't create movie
ERROR: Couldn't load library movie 'file:///tmp/foo\bar.swf'

In first sight I saw that actually the folder in which the videos were stored was named "FOO" and not "foo"...

So it seems to me that obviously there's a path misunderstanding between the UNIX style and the windows style for which the video was originally made.

I can rename the folder easy enough to "foo" (with non capital letters), but the concatenation of the path is made with the windows backslash path separator character.. and thus the file is not found...

I don't know if that's a problem of the swf file itself, that was poorly created and has the paths hard-coded or where the source of the problem lies, but anyway I think it should be pretty easy for you to solve that "bug" by considering that scenario and treating it appropriately.

Sorry for my bad English and thanks for all your efforts.



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