Re: changing default "movie player?"

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  On 07/03/2010 07:17 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-07-03 at 21:14 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>> On 03/07/10 21:05, Rikke D. Giles wrote:
>>> On 07/03/2010 05:58:17 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>>>       Where is the default movie player set?
>>> In gnome it's on the multimedia tab under system ->   preferences ->
>>> preferred applications.  No idea where it is with KDE.
>>> Rikke
>>      I changed it there to no avail. I still have to save clips to play
>>      them with VLC which works without a fuss. I don't need it often but
>>      when I do I don't want to jump through hoops ... I normally use XFCE
>>      but switched back to Gnome to make that change. It hasn't worked.
> It's not clear from your post exactly what situation you're talking
> about. If you mean the result of clicking on a video link in a web
> browser, you need to configure the browser. If not, please explain in
> more detail.
> poc
I thought he was taking about clicking on a video file icon either
on the Desktop or in the gnome file browser.
And I agree, changing the System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications
to change the multimedia handler did not work for me either.
After I changed it to /usr/bin/smplayer,
right-Clicking on a video file icon on desktop brings
up the menu that has the default "totem: player - albeit,
I still have the option to "open with" some other app.

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