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Old 05-16-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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How to open Movie Player when using e-mail


I'm running Mandriva 2009 and I use the e-mail provided by my internet provider. I just recently got an attachment that I need to use Movie Player to open. When I click on the attachment I get a popup that says you have chosen to open this file.wmv. What should Firefox do with this file. Open with Virus scanner (default) or Save File. I opened it with Virus scanner and it found no viruses. Now here's where I'm having trouble, if I select other, what do I open to launch the video.What folder should I open to get to the Movie Player? I know could simply save the file and then open the file with Movie player, but I don't want to do that.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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You'll need to do some investigation. What movie players do you have installed? What program is associated with .wmv files on your system? What is the name and location (probably /usr/bin) of the player application? Once you know these things, you can tell Firefox to use your preferred movie player to open them, assuming you have the proper codecs installed.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Paul Griesbaum View Post
I'm running Mandriva 2009 and I use the e-mail provided by my internet provider. I just recently got an attachment that I need to use Movie Player to open. When I click on the attachment I get a popup that says you have chosen to open this file.wmv. What should Firefox do with this file. Open with Virus scanner (default) or Save File. I opened it with Virus scanner and it found no viruses. Now here's where I'm having trouble, if I select other, what do I open to launch the video.What folder should I open to get to the Movie Player? I know could simply save the file and then open the file with Movie player, but I don't want to do that.
download the file and double click it maybe? you could maybe get a little bit dangerous and right click it?


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KDE 4 cannot play many video formats as installed

See also Image:bug_small.png Bug #44586. The default video player in KDE 4, DragonPlayer, is incapable of playing many video formats as installed. If you try and play a video in an unsupported format, DragonPlayer will launch, but will not show the video, only a blank white window.

This issue can be mitigated by installing the gstreamer0.10-decoders package, which will install several video and audio codecs that will allow DragonPlayer to play many types of video. If your video is still unsupported, you can try installing the totem package, which provides the Totem media player. You can find it in the Sound & Video section of the system menu, with the name Movie Player. It can use the Codeina framework to attempt to identify and locate a downloadable codec which can play the video in question.

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Old 05-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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Let me clarify myself

First of all, I'm not using kde as a desktop, I'm using Gnome. If I download the file I can open it and play it quite easily. I guess my main question how do I navigate to the correct folder to open up Movie Player. If I open up my Home folder which folder do I open to get to the Movie Player?
 
Old 05-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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It depends which movie player is, but user binary files usually live in /usr/bin (except for basic system tools with reside in /bin).

For example, I would usually hope to find vlc at /usr/bin/vlc, or mplayer in /usr/bin/mplayer.

However this entirely depends on whomeaver made the packages for your distro.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks, usr/bin/mplayer is where it resides.
 
  


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