Bug 197840 - add WMV to /etc/mime.types
add WMV to /etc/mime.types
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mailcap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-07-06 14:31 EDT by Steve Chapel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-19 03:07:02 EDT
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Description Steve Chapel 2006-07-06 14:31:35 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open http://www.flytrapsoul.com/pages/video/flytrapdial.wmv in Firefox.
Actual results:
The file is displayed as a text file.

Expected results:
The file is opened in the default WMV player.

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2006-07-18 12:12:51 EDT
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.

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