Bug 449876 - gnome desktop does not recognise vlc or realplayer as media player applications
gnome desktop does not recognise vlc or realplayer as media player applications
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-03 22:44 EDT by David
Modified: 2008-06-28 07:50 EDT (History)
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Description David 2008-06-03 22:44:01 EDT
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gnome desktop does not recognise vlc or realplayer as media player applications.

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Comment 1 David 2008-06-04 22:18:12 EDT
gnome 2.22-3 has been released can we PLEASE get this packaged into updates-testing ASAP to 
resolve this issue.
Comment 2 David 2008-06-05 21:06:11 EDT
Any update on getting the latest gnome built for F9 testing? The desktop is unuseable as you can't 
select other applications other than rhythmbox and totem. This is a known bug in gnome so we need 
to be building these updates as they are released.
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2008-06-27 06:45:41 EDT
That's a control-center problem. You can modify
/usr/share/gnome-control-center/gnome-default-applications.xml to add media
players by adding the lines:
      <name>Name of media player</name>
for each media player inside the <media-players> section.

Let us know what you added for VLC and Realplayer.
Comment 4 David 2008-06-27 07:26:22 EDT
Thanks that's a great help :)

Any idea when the next update for gnome will be pushed to koji and then

I know 2.22.3 is  July 2 for Stable Release 
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2008-06-27 16:15:06 EDT
Why would that matter, it's not fixed either upstream or downstream.

We need to know what to add to the definitions, otherwise we'll never have them...
Comment 6 David 2008-06-28 03:57:06 EDT
Its been added to the VLC package, some new definition is required for the
desktop files for the media players:

edit /usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop

Add this to the mimes...

Save it and then:

update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications

There was a fix done in vlc update that had new desktop files.
Comment 7 Bastien Nocera 2008-06-28 07:50:54 EDT
If you're talking about having those applications being registered for
auto-launch in nautilus, then there's nothing that we can do. It's up to the
providers of those packages to add the necessary mime-types.

If you want those media players added to the default applications preferences,
please file a new bug with the additions you made to the
gnome-default-applications.xml file.

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