Bug 544103 - Gnome desktop doesn't recognize AVCHD file extensions
Gnome desktop doesn't recognize AVCHD file extensions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shared-mime-info (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-12-03 17:17 EST by Steevithak
Modified: 2010-12-03 21:16 EST (History)
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Description Steevithak 2009-12-03 17:17:34 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

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. transfer video files from a camcorder
2. right click to play them
Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
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)

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-12-06 23:28:54 EST
Most likely this needs to be added to the shared-mime-info database.
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