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I am wondering how to trust a certificate manually in VLC. My purpose is to open a stream over https. gnutls returns an error: the common name of the certificate sent by the remote site is "*.example.com", which does not match "foo.bar.example.com" (because of the dot).

So I would like to tell VLC that this certificate can be trusted. This can be done easily in Firefox for instance (it offers to add a security exception). How do you do it in VLC ?

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According to this ticket it looks like this has been broken for a while and still not fixed. There are also several forum posts covering the topic:

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