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Old 12-01-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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CentOS - cannot assign default app to mp3

I recently installed CentOS v4.2 and the xmms and xmms-mp3 packages from the Dag Repo. I can play mp3 files fine, but I cannot assign xmms to be the default application when I double click an mp3 file in Nautilus. I can assign a default app to ogg files, but when I try to double click an mp3 file I get the following error message:

Cannot open palawan.mp3
The filename "palawan.mp3" indicates that this file is of type "MP3 Audio". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "MP3 audio". If you open this file, the file might present a security risk to your system.

Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to the correct extension for "MP3 audio", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file.

When I open the properties dialog for the file, I can select a default but it is ignored. I can open the file with the "Open With..." option, but I cannot set the default app or remove any of the other audio apps from the menu.

Why is the mp3 filetype being handled differently than the ogg filetypes. Can I change this somewhere.

Old 12-02-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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Well since CentOS/Redhat come without official mp3 support I would imagine that your Nautilus app was purposely built that way (non mp3 support)....maybe you could remove Gnome and install from source code...might be able to do what you need then


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