Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197840
add WMV to /etc/mime.types
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
Apache serves WMV files with the incorrect MIME type of text/plain by default.
Because the default charset of Apache 2 on Fedora Core seems to be UTF-8,
Firefox does not detect that the file is in fact a binary file, and tries to
display the content as if it were a text file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open http://www.flytrapsoul.com/pages/video/flytrapdial.wmv in Firefox.
The file is displayed as a text file.
The file is opened in the default WMV player.
Many other types of files are also incorrectly sent with the MIME type
text/plain. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=183340 and
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=261263 for more information about
files sent by Apache with the wrong MIME type.
mailcap-2.1.21-1.fc5 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.