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A URL for a video stream from some news website I'm trying to load contains pipe characters (|). Although this media URL loads fine inside the flash video player of the website, as well as in VLC, QuickTime Player throws this error.

If I remove the pipe character the URL is considered by QTPlayer as valid but it doesn't point to the proper content...

Any ideas how to solve this?

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Replace the pipe characters in the URL with the encoded version %7C.

So http://www.name.com/file|place would be http://www.name.com/file%7Cplace.

More info on URL encoding here and here.

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