Are you on macOS or a Linux variant? Could it be you’re missing a
/ in your path?
I tried the following and it worked fine:
[some local link](rvlink:///Users/pboucher/Dev/shotgun/media/BBB_08_a-team_001_ANIM_001.mov)
The first two
// are part of the protocol syntax while the third
/ is the start of the absolute file path.
Full disclosure: the Chrome behaviour I saw was indeed to pop open a new tab which then triggered RV and then disappeared leaving RV open and the browser back on the previous tab with the note. Initially a bit jarring but, functional.