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Old 03-26-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
WhiteTree
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How can I open WMV files by Double Click?


Im using Gnome on Fedora Core 3

For some reason I can only play .wmv files by right clicking and opening it with gmplayer.

How can I simply open it by double clicking on it. Its very annoying. I can rename it to asf, and it would work fine. I searched for some solutions and found you had to modify default.list and mimeinfo.cache. I followed the procedure but it doesnt seem to work for me.

Suggestions?

Last edited by WhiteTree; 03-26-2005 at 04:16 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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You can right click on any .wmv then properties->open with->add

Edit: Ah sorry. I see this may not work. I'll be right back

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Old 03-26-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Ive already set a default application (gmplayer using add under open with), thats the problem, even under open with i have gmplayer selected, if i double click it, it gives me an error:

The filename "something.wmv" indicates that this file is of type "Microsoft WMV video". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "Microsoft ASF video". 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 "Microsoft ASF video", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:38 PM   #4
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I can't repost the entire HOWTO here, and you may have seen this already - but here is a link. [here]
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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Yeah I ve seen that, and read through the whole thing.

BUT, i missed one little part, damn, now its working

Thanks Engmar!!

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