messed up file types
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Sep 4 10:53:20 BST 2003
Konstantinos Georgokitsos wrote:
> Hello List.
> I messed up my file types somehow. I tried to add additional programs to
> handle mp3 files.
> Now Konqueror does not recognise files with ending .mp3 correctly anymore. If
> I add an additional .ok or anything else, Konqueror obviously does not use
> the ending but recognises the file differently, and there the file is
> recognised correctly as mp3 and right-click -> Attributes (? I don't have
> english locale) can present e.g. id3 tags, and right-click->Open with gives a
> nice selection of apps to use to open the file.
> When I go into the Konqueror settings for file types (under audio) I get
> something like 5 or 6 different ones for mp3:
> - For starters I get 2 file types called mp3 which have as application only
> RealPlayer8 (however, when I right-click on a .mp3 file under Konqueror I get
> XMMS first then RealPlayer8, then nothing), it seems that RealPlayer8
> installed this file type.
> - I also have file types:
> mpeg (twice) with apps: Xmms and RealPlayer8,
> mpeg3 with no app,
> mpegurl (twice) with RealPlayer8,
> and mpeg with RealPlayer8
> - I then have file types with an x- in front (MIME???):
> x-mp3 (twice! one with icon the other without) with a plethora of
> applications, like xmms, Kaboodle, Noatun, xine, RealPlayer8, xmms queue,
> Kid3, KMPlayer
> - There are also x-mpeg with RealPlayer8 only, x-mpeg3 (no app), xmpegurl
> (twice, with different file endings, but the same list of apps: KMPlayer,
> Noatun, xmmx queue, Kid3, RealPlayer8), x-mpeg-url (no app).
> seems that one of the file types x-mp3 is used by Konqueror when it
> automatically recognises the file without looking at the filename ending, as
> this is the list of apps I get with right-click->Open with.
I don't think that there is anything you have described that can't be fixed
with the Control Center. Just open:
KDE Components => File Association
and make what ever changes you want.
If you have redundant MIME types -- mp3 & x-mp3 are not redundant -- you
might need to [as root] open the directory: $KDEDIR/share/mimelnk/ and
check the appropriate subdirectory for duplicates.
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