VLC recursively opens the entire home folder when opening a file via Samba
The occurs when running on Fedora 25 with Plasma 5.8 using the latest version of VLC on rpmfusion (3.0.0-0.12 from rpmfusion-free-updates-testing).
When attempting to open a file on a Samba share from the file open dialog I have no issues navigating to the folder either via the network shares menu item or by directly entering the address into the navigation bar. However, when I select a file and try to open it something goes wrong and the VLC playlist is populated with every file in my home directory (recursively) instead of the selected file.
I have no issues with local files and navigating to the samba share via the Zeroconf explorer in the playlist menu allows me to play the shared files correctly.
I was able to reproduce this issue from the command line as well depending upon the formatting of the path. Opening a file with the command line:
works correctly. However, when using an escaped path or character
vlc "smb://10.0.0.100/VHS/My Tape.mkv"
vlc smb://10.0.0.100/VHS/My\ Tape.mkv
VLC will fail to open the file and try to recursively open my entire home folder, the same as when trying to load it from the file selection dialog.