Changing file association for all media files

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Nov 28 22:20:53 GMT 2007

On 28/11/2007, Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 November 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > How to configure Amarok as the default for ALL audio formats? So that
> > I don't need go through all the formats in Kcontrol -> KDE Components
> > -> File Association -> Audio and manually choose Amarok for each one
> > individually? Same thing for VLC for ALL video formats. How?
> Each application already registers which MIME types it can understand, however
> the ordering can be changed, as you have discovered, through the control
> center.
> However, each application also states its "initial preference" in its .desktop
> file.
> I guess local modifications, i.e. applied through the control center, override
> this then.
> So you could make sure that you do not have any local overrides (stored in
> file profilerc in your local kde config dir, see kde-config --path config)
> and then change the initial preference for Amarok to something high enough.
> The application desktop files are located under kde-config --path xdgdata-apps
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Thank you Kevin. I don't think that I was very clear in my question,
so I will rephrase it. How do I configure KDE to open every type of
audio file in Amarok?

As it stands now, I must click on MP3, and change it to Amarok, then
WAV and change it to Amarok, then ogg and change it to Amarok, and so
on for 10+ different filetypes. Is there not one fell swoop that will
change ALL the filetypes in Kcontrol -> KDE Components -> File
Association -> Audio to Amarok?

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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