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Old 01-28-2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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Question File associations


I've just installed Fedora Core 3 along with Xine and the w32codecs etc.

Xine will play my dvds, wmv and avi files without a hitch which is great.
The only thing that's bugging me so far is that when I doubleclick a wmv file I get an error message stating that it's a Windows Media Video file and that I can't play it, which is rubbish because I can right click and use "Open with Xine" and it plays.

So this is probably down to a file association thing, how do I sort this out?

Thanks,

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:59 AM   #2
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Depends on whether you're talking about KDE or GNOME (or something else).

In KDE you can right click on it, (I don't have it in front of me; typing this on a Mac) choose properties and (for KDE 3.2) you can choose the "wrench" icon and choose the file association for it. I'm sure there is a text file somewhere you can tweak by hand, but that's what I do. The app listed first is the default app to open that file type.

If you're still having trouble, post back and I'll take a closer look.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 07:15 AM   #3
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Sorry, didn't give enough information

I'm using Gnome 2.8.

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Old 01-28-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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In that case, I logged into a Fedora Core 3 system, choose GNOME as my session and found myself staring a Gnome 2.8 desktop.

I found the file I was curious about, right clicked, and choose properties.

Then I went to the "Open With" tab and choose Xine Multimedia Player and clicked ok.

Now when I right click on it again, I see that
Quote:
Open with "Xine Multimedia Player"
is the default.

If Xine is not in the list for you, choose Add and it will ask you where your app is located.

You can find it by several methods.
  • locate xine (slocate -u will update the database if it's out of date)
  • find / | grep "xine" (will work but is slower)

I think you need to be root to do the first, and being root will give you a whole lot less "access denied" errors when doing the last one.

On the FC3 system, xine is located in /usr/bin/xine
 
Old 01-28-2005, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.

Found that it wasn't actually an association problem but a warning message about the WMV format and telling me that the file was really an ASF format. So, renamed it to filename.asf and now double clicking works with no warning message.

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