grip being removed [Re: rawhide report: 20050120 changes]

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Tue Feb 1 10:05:46 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 14:46 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 13:42 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> > Once upon a time, Bill Nottingham <notting at> said:
> > > Kyrre Ness Sjobak (kyrre at said: 
> > > > What about simple "play that .mp3, i want to know what's in it" kind of
> > > > use? I must admit that i still use XMMS for that - it just works. Having
> > > > a libary isn't always what you want. So i have xmms as my default player
> > > > for all audio files. When i want to listen to an album i ripped (etc), i
> > > > fire up rythmbox, import the files if neccessary, and play it.
> > > 
> > > Commandline? madplay or similar.
> > > 
> > > I'd assume in the filemanager there would be something small that
> > > would launch on doubleclick. But I could be wrong.
> > 
> > In FC3 (with MP3 support added via livna for xmms and gstreamer)), I
> > opened nautilus and double clicked on an MP3.  It brought up the Helix
> > Player Setup Assistant.  That just goes through the release notes (kind
> > of dumb), then brings up a box that says that there is a "component
> > missing" with a "Get RealPlayer" button.
> This is a complex issue, but basically what it boils down to is
> that /usr/share/applications/defaults.list can only contain one
> application for each MIME type.  Once we fix that, we can ensure that
> e.g. if you don't have HelixPlayer installed but do have totem, you get
> totem.

This is supported since gnome-vfs 2.8.3.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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