Wheezy XFCE Video Player

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Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby Rifester » October 31st, 2011, 12:59 am

I have spent the last hour trying to figure out how to set the default video player. I have everything in
Wheezy running great, but every time I click on a video Banshee is launched. I would prefer that Parole open when I select videos. How can I accomplish this?
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Re: Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby mharrison » October 31st, 2011, 1:10 am

I'm sure there is a better way, but I always used to use this:

Right click on the file type you wish to change

"open-with other application"

Select the application you want and click set default.
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Re: Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby Rifester » October 31st, 2011, 1:16 am

That is what "I" do... But unfortunately, I am trying to correct this for my wife (who wants this to work the way it did on her former OS). I will just go through each type of video we have and set it now. Thanks!
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Re: Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby mharrison » October 31st, 2011, 1:25 am

Yeah, I wish I knew of an easier way but I never was bothered to find one. Perhaps someone else can chime in who uses XFCE more than I do, as I am using Openbox with some bits and pieces of each DE stolen for my setup. Would be nice to know of an easier way though.
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Re: Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby Rifester » October 31st, 2011, 1:44 am

I agree, it seems like there should be an easier way... I went through each type of video file we have saved and set it the the preferred player. All is well! Have a good one!
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Re: Wheezy XFCE Video Player

Postby fsmithred » October 31st, 2011, 9:48 am

This may or may not be easier, but you can edit ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list.
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