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How to associate a file extension?

Postby falke on Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:20 pm

I am using Shoutcast a lot and most of the time do I listen to a channel called Delicious agony. The stream is encoded in accplus as the call it. I can listen to that stream in VLC and I can record the stream to files with Streamtuner. However the files gets the extension AAC and not M4A that might be more correct, I don't know.

My problem is that I want to be able to use the neat program Songbird to include these recording with my normal music. BUT I have to manually change the extension to M4A to get Songbird to understand what kind of file it is.... VLC understands it. Is there someway to associate the AAC-files to the codecs necessary for Songbird... or maybe vice versa?

When I try this on a Macbook it work beautifully both with VLC and Songbird, so my guess is that there is some kind of association between the extensionname and the kind of file... but I am only guessing here... ;o)

Any clues?
Best regards/Bengt
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Re: How to associate a file extension?

Postby Husse on Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:56 am

Linux does not (generally) use file extensions - the file is "examined" to determine what to do with it....
I think you should find a setting in Songbird for this
For starters - just remove the extension and see what happens
If Songbird does not play it then it's not properly detected
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Re: How to associate a file extension?

Postby falke on Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:46 am

OK I will check that! Maybe it's because it's a cross platform application then....
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Re: How to associate a file extension?

Postby Sunny Rabbiera on Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:25 pm

Well you could right click on said file and go to "properties"
go to the "open with" option and click "add"
and select VLC if VLC is what worked before with this file type and click "add".
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