LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2002, 05:37 PM   #1
gbrad
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: Red Hat 8
Posts: 89

Rep: Reputation: 15
opening m3u files in XMMS by default


Currently if I click on a launcher to an m3u file it opens in Mozilla, which then calls XMMS as a helper app. Does anyone know how to make it skip the call to Mozilla? I've been messing around with the "File Types and Programs" thing in GNOME but can't figure out how to get it to work.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
jpweston
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Slackware 8.1; Debian 3.0
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 30
I just opened up the GNOME Control Center and checked for .m3u under "File Types and Programs" and it's already set up. Here's what's listed

Description: M3 Audio URL
MIME Type: audio/x-mpegurl
Extension: .m3u
Default Action: (*) Open with application X Multimedia System

Is that how yours is set up?

j.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:48 PM   #3
gbrad
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: Red Hat 8
Posts: 89

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, my listing for m3u's looks exactly the same, but it still opens Mozilla.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 09:38 PM   #4
jpweston
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Slackware 8.1; Debian 3.0
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 30
Ok, here's something that I got to work...

1. Open an m3u stream like you normally would - going through Mozilla.

2. Once you've connected and the music starts, open a terminal window and look in your home directory for .xmms/xmms.m3u

3. View the file and you'll see the address information xmms is using for this stream. There should be only one entry since I think the file is overwritten each time you open a stream with xmms.

4. Copy the file to a different name with the .m3u extension (i.e. trance.m3u)

5. Close xmms and try restarting it from the command line like so:
Code:
xmms filename.m3u
If all goes well, xmms will start and automatically begin playing the stream.

6. Edit your launcher to execute the command you ran from the command line in step 5.

Let me know how that works for ya.

j.
 
Old 09-19-2002, 03:01 AM   #5
gbrad
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: Red Hat 8
Posts: 89

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yeah, that worked. Thanks a lot.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saving m3u list in XMMS Napper Linux - Software 9 02-20-2006 06:48 PM
XMMS made M3U playlists rael_kid Linux - Newbie 6 06-01-2005 11:52 AM
XMMS fails to open some mp3 files, while opening some other mp3's ditch* Linux - Software 3 03-05-2005 04:35 AM
.m3u files from xmms won't work with mp3 player ? matt_w_lambert Linux - Software 1 10-06-2004 02:23 AM
XMMS opening pls files from browser HCLogo Linux - Software 3 05-08-2004 10:43 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration