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

Hendrik Schreiber hs at tagtraum.com
Tue Jun 18 11:47:06 CEST 2013

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

That said - Java only uses one slash for these kinds of URLs on Windows... and I guess, misbehaves.


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