changing default "movie player?"

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sun Jul 4 04:34:43 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-03 at 21:19 -0700, Rikke D. Giles wrote:
> is the preferred applications menu only used for opening dvds and cd
> or something?

I presume it only affects some file types.  Or files called in a certain
way (e.g. through gnome-open).  There's been a few comments about having
to set your default applications outside of the preferred applications
control (which seems awfully limited, only offering a few options, when
there's masses of different types that you might want to configure).

But when you right-click a certain file type, and adjust its open-with
properties, it only sets it for that file type.  e.g. If you do that for
MPEG, you'd have to *separately* do the same for other similar video
file formats (AVI, FLV, etc.).

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