We have an internal development website with a self-signed certificate. If I access this site through firefox on Opensuse 13.2 I expect the warning popup (the first time) and that is what I get.
But if there is a link to a video at the same site then smplayer or smplayer2 does not ask if I wish to grant a security exception it simply fails silently.
Is this to be expected? Any workaround for this?
PS: On my MS Windows 7 machine the MS Video Player asks whether I would like to grant the security exception and the Videos run if I do so.
I tried with quotes at the console. Outcome now is a single line “This is SMPlayer v. 14.9.0 running on Linux”. Player opens but nothing shows. No error message.
Never says anything about allowing self-signed certificate.
Right now I have to start windows 7 in a VM to test the videos (via links on the web page). Works perfectly there (after clicking through the security warning pop-up) but it’s a pain.
Problem did not exist before enabling https on the server.
Actually, what comes back is a playlist. A file with the extension “.m3u”. This file contains a list of https links. smplayer runs through the list from top to botton at high speed. I can see the url changing rapidly up in the smplayer titlebar but nothing plays.
On the server side (Tomcat), only the https GET for the playlist appears in localhost_access_log2015-04-05.txt. None of the https GETs for the avi files appear at all. It’s as if smplayer never makes the requests. But no problem if not using https.
WIndows media player has no such problems with this and all the .avi file GETs appear in the log and the individual are files returned and played.
Actually, I find that smplayer plays https UTube videos.
Also, if I pick an address (https) from the playlist file and paste it into a web browser then the browser opens smplayer and it plays the video. But if I paste the same address straight into smplayer (open/url) it does not play.