Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 544103
Gnome desktop doesn't recognize AVCHD file extensions
Last modified: 2010-12-03 21:16:17 EST
Description of problem:
Most new camcorders store files in AVCHD format using one of three file extensions: .MTS is the most common, used by at least Panasonic, Sony, and Canon camcorders, followed by .M2T, and .M2TS.
The GNOME desktop only seems to recognize .M2T, forcing the user to rename the files before they can get an option to open the files with a media player.
According to Wikipedia, Windows comes with all three possible file extensions pre-registered in the system. A desktop GNU/Linux system should be able to do the same. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. transfer video files from a camcorder
2. right click to play them
system doesn't recognize file type. If you rename the files to .M2T the icon changes from a generic document to a roll of film and right clicking will now offer to play the media file.
system should recognize common media file formats without forcing the user to rename the files (something the user is unlikely to realize is possible anyway, they'll likely just conclude GNU/Linux can't play their files)
Not sure if Nautilus is best app to file this bug against. What ever app matches filenames to context menu actions like "open with movie player" is what needs to be fixed.
Most likely this needs to be added to the shared-mime-info database.
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