Issue changing .mp4 default video player

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jackmetal
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Issue changing .mp4 default video player

Post by jackmetal » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:17 pm

I have one other issue since moving from the old original LMDE on Gnome 3/Gnome Shell to LMDE Cinnamon with Gnome Shell added. I've noticed that I can change the default player for .mkv and .avi fine but when I attempt to change the default player for .mp4 it doesn't take. Right click on the video, select Open With and then select smplayer as default and it stays as "Movie Player" for the default. I did a search and saw a few others with the same issue, but I didn't see a resolution.

I "think" that's the last issue I have. ;-)
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Re: Issue changing .mp4 default video player

Post by GeneBenson » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:56 pm

Hi jackmetal,

I had the same thing happen. The solution for me was to edit the file "/home/your name/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list". Search for mp4 and change each instance from ????.desktop to smplayer.desktop.

I believe, in my case, that totem.desktop was the default for most media files so I did the lazy thing and just changed all of them in one go. Just to be on the safe side you might want to copy mimeapps.list to another location in case something goes wrong.

Hope this helps. :D

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Re: Issue changing .mp4 default video player

Post by jackmetal » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:28 am

Many thanks GeneB!
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