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file association mp3?

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:33 pm
I went to System Settings - File Associations and don't see "mp3" nore "wav" in audio.
I prefer having all my audio opened in VLC (for now; not used to Amarok yet) but don't see where I can set this.


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Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:41 pm
in Dolphin right click a mp3 -> open with -> type VLV -> remember ..... -> ok


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Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:50 pm
thanks!
one more thing though - when I do a search with Catfish and then click on "open" after finding a certain mp3, it still opens in Amarok.
On top of that it's not GUI Amarok, but I have to go in terminal and do "top" to kill Amarok. if I want it to stop.
Is there a way to get the same VLC-association there?


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Re: file association mp3?

Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:36 pm
Catfish is a Gnome app so maybe it uses the mime types as defined by Gnome - no idea. You could try opening Nautilus and doing a right click -> open with -> ................... and see if that works

what do you mean by "not GUI Amarok"? it plays but the gui does not show?


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Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:33 pm
google01103 wrote:Catfish is a Gnome app so maybe it uses the mime types as defined by Gnome - no idea. You could try opening Nautilus and doing a right click -> open with -> ................... and see if that works

what do you mean by "not GUI Amarok"? it plays but the gui does not show?
I don't have Nautilus, only Dolphin (Linux Mint-KDE version).
Yes, Amarok plays but isn't visible at all.
It's only when I type "top" in terminal that I see that it's Amarok that is playing.


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:13 pm
re Amarok: maybe it be it opens minimized and is in the system tray hidden ?
Image if not can you open a thread under Amarok regarding music plays but gui not showing (if you care)

re Catfish: what search app is being used? Might depend on what search backend you're using (Tracker, find, locate or other), If Tracker does it have a settings dialog that designates default apps for particular mime types when you open the actual Tracker app?


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:50 pm
google01103 wrote:re Amarok: maybe it be it opens minimized and is in the system tray hidden ?
Image if not can you open a thread under Amarok regarding music plays but gui not showing (if you care)

re Catfish: what search app is being used? Might depend on what search backend you're using (Tracker, find, locate or other), If Tracker does it have a settings dialog that designates default apps for particular mime types when you open the actual Tracker app?
Amarok is indeed in the tray; sorry I didn't notice that before :<
Catfish has options for find and locate. I don't know really what/where KDE's search function is - should've aksed that first before downloading Catfish probably 8)
I did see a search option in Dolphin, but wasn't impressed by what it couldn't find - Catfish had it straight away.


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:18 pm
in Catfish are you using find or locate?
- if locate there's a kio-locate http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=17201, locate's db is by default updated once daily iirc
- if find there is a kfind app http://userbase.kde.org/KFind, find is a dynamic search meaning it goes thru the entire folder structure to find what you want each time you look

the problem with VLC and music collections is there isn't a collection manager included


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Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:40 pm
google01103 wrote:in Catfish are you using find or locate?
- if locate there's a kio-locate http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=17201, locate's db is by default updated once daily iirc
- if find there is a kfind app http://userbase.kde.org/KFind, find is a dynamic search meaning it goes thru the entire folder structure to find what you want each time you look

the problem with VLC and music collections is there isn't a collection manager included
I always use find.
In Catfish I can choose the kind of file, eg music, without specifying extensions mp3 or flac or so.
In Dolphin I don't see this option - "file" nore "content" seem to work that way.
The Kfind you mention is, I guess, this "search" from within Dolphin?
Although I see it in Edit, not in Tools as Kfinds site suggests.

About VLC, that is just a matter of habit; I mostly play music in mocp in terminal.
I will take a closer look at Amarok soon too.
Thanks for your replies btw :)


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Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:21 pm
Kfind is a standalone app, in an KDE 3.x it was also embedded in Konqueror, in the contents tab you can specify file type


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Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:26 pm
try running in Konsole & ignore the output
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kbuildsycoca4 --noincremental

does this help with Catfish?


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:50 pm
google01103 wrote:Kfind is a standalone app, in an KDE 3.x it was also embedded in Konqueror, in the contents tab you can specify file type
I installed kfind but will have to look at how it works exactly.
I tested looking for "chega" and also "chega*" in my music directories including subdirs.
Nothing... but I know there's quite a few versions of "Chega de Saudade" there.
That's what is so easy in Catfish: search "chega", filetype: any audio, in folder x plus subdirs and it will find them all.
Not that I absolutely need to hang on to Catfish; it's just that's it's so intuitive to use.
Kfind will have me searching for a manual :-\


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:56 pm
google01103 wrote:try running in Konsole & ignore the output
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kbuildsycoca4 --noincremental

does this help with Catfish?
That would put my Dolphin settings back to the defaults perhaps?
Not exactly what I had in mind to do 8)
What would it possibly do to Catfish?


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:14 pm
it rebuilds the system config cache which sometimes fixes things, maybe your Catfish mp3 file opening (or not)
will not affect your Dolphin settings


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Re: file association mp3?

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:22 pm
google01103 wrote:it rebuilds the system config cache which sometimes fixes things, maybe your Catfish mp3 file opening (or not)
will not affect your Dolphin settings
I get a lot of stuff like this:
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kbuildsycoca4(7639) KConfigGroup::readXdgListEntry: List entry zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls in "/home/ludo/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list" is not compliant with XDG standard (missing trailing semicolon).

and Catfish behaves the same.


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