Since I moved to #! 10, VLC couldn't autoload the subtitles anymore despite that the video and subtitle's name where the same. I was looking all over google to find this problem and solution without success.
Yesterday out of nowhere it autoloaded 2 subs for 2 different files. From there, it wasn't to difficult to understand the problem. VLC seemed that couldn't handle filenames with spaces. It could load the subs if both files where "House.MD.S02.E15.avi/srt" but didn't if it was "House MD S02E15.avi/srt" (notice the fullstops instead of spaces on the one that loads).
I did a search again with this and came up with this bug on ubuntu from 2008!
The simple solution is to edit the vlc.desktop under /usr/share/applications and change
Has this been reported to the Debian devs? They should change the .desktop file included in their vlc package.
I just did a search on debian and nothing came up...can you report this anonymous?
I just got feedback on the bug. Try changing VLC's desktop file so it reads: