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Old 05-22-2011, 02:59 AM   #1
sumeet inani
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playing video files with gmplayer by default & guessing subtitle file

I am using debian 6.0.0
The video files are played by default in totem.
I like gmplayer.
Also I want to make script for intelligently guessing as follows
Get all the names of file in <folder-containing-video> . See which of them (among *.srt.*.sub.*.ssa) has maximum number of characters matching with video name. That file will be parameter for sub option .
I saw a desktop entry for gvim which is like
gvim -f %F -f means foreground
I can try
gmplayer -vo xv -sub what-should-I-write-here %F
Old 05-22-2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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Turns out that in file properties > open with tab I can change default application for corresponding type.
I thing the changes get noted in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

I can drag the subtitle file into video or control frame of gmplayer.

Just that thought about intelligent guessing came to my mind. I can't find a way to accomplish that .


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