Does not follow symlinks



  • Videostream does not seem to follow symlinks under linux. I download movies out of torrents sometimes, then while seeding I will ln -s /home/marshall/Downloads/blahblahblah/the.movie.name.mp4 ~/Videos/the.movie.mp4. Only files that I move directly into the ~/Videos directory will appear in the playlist and be playable. I can see the videos in the file selection box, but when I click one that is symlinked nothing happens. If I click one that is directly in the folder it will play. Please fix.



  • btw, I'm not sure if this is a Videostream bug, or a Chrome bug. I suspect it's a security concern around the way chrome.fileSystem allows extensions to access symlinks. I'd love to see support for it, but I think it's a Chrome security feature.


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