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Old 11-15-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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Playing a folder of mp3's from quickbrowser.....

Hi there,

I have recently made a complete transition from Windows XP to Mandrake 10.1, knowing full well that since I am a complete linux n00b, I would have some difficulties along the way, but linux to me is a challenge, it's free and it's a damn sight more asthetically pleasing than XP!

Now here is my question, and I appologise if it has already been mentioned on the forums before, I did a search which yeilded no related results to my specific problem.

Is there a way to get a folder to open up in XMMS, or even Amarok, when clicked from a quickbrowser button? Here is a screenshot to show you what I mean: (I can't post a full URL )

When I used XP and Winamp, under the same quickbrowsing method, I could right click any folder within the list that pops up from the toolbar and there was an option to play the folder in Winamp. I don't seem to be able to get this option on my mandrake quickbrowser, and i was wondering whether it is possible or not? Also, the right click option isn't there in Linux.

I have had a tinker with file associations, but to no avail, The only MIME time that I found that resembled folders was under INODE/DIRECTORY, where I added XMMS as an application in the application preference order (below Knonqueror of which was already there), but XMMS fails to show up in the quickbrowser menu when I click it.

What I find strange is that Open in Terminal and Open in File Manager are the two options available right now (as you can see in the jpg) but I don't see these two options under the INODE/DIRECTORY applications list, only the original entry of Knoqueror and the entry I added which is XMMS.

I'm confused! In the jpg I posted, are the little blue icons "folders" or are they some other MIME type that I should be searching for?

I just want the option of playing a folder in XMMS from a quickbrowser
Old 11-15-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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If I undestand correctly what you mean, you'd like to have something like
xmms directoryname/*.mp3
in the menu. The command is quite simple, but still it must be first scripted to be added to menu.

MIME type is not the right place to search here - not the directory itself is important, but what's inside. Strange that I haven't found such a script anywhere.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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any more ideas?

I have found a service menu thing but this only seems to apply to konqueror right click options of which isn't what I'm after !


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