Can I specify custom app for some protocol?

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 3:05 pm


Can I specify custom programs for protocols for example if I want rtmp protocol to be opened with VLC to open urls like rtmp://*?


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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 6:49 am

Have you tried downloading an rtmp file from the Internet using Firefox to see if it's added to the Applications list?
VLC plugin does not appear to support rtmp but if it gets registered in Applications maybe you can direct it, though it still might not open the filetype.
VLC is not listed as a dependent for rtmp maybe see if there's some other Flash based plugin which would work.


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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Might be of interest.


Nirsoft: URLProtocolView

Shouldn't be any reason (well, not that I know of), that you can "create" a rtmp: "URL".

You could try something like this (untested, & my knowledge is limited ;-)):

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@="URL:rtmp Protocol"
"RTMP Protocol"=""



@="\"C:\\PLAYERS\\vlc.exe\" -url \"%1\""
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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