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    Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    I am running Kamic 64 Right now I can 'open with' any files into SMplayer from the context menu and I already have dvds set to always open in SMp. I would like to make SMplayer my default player for most video filetypes so that a simple double-click will open SMp and not totem.

    Is there an easy way to do this without editing '/etc/gnome/defaults.list' for each file type individually? If not, will replacing 'totem.desktop' with 'smplayer.desktop' for all video filetypes achieve the desired result?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by helamsirrine; January 15th, 2010 at 11:05 AM.
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    Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    Right click on the file and in open with tab select smplayer and it will remember in future for files with that particular extension.
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    Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    umm... no. It won't.
    Right now all video filetypes on my system, when double-clcked open in totem, but can be opened in SMp from the context menu. I would like the opposite to be true.

    Sorry for repeating myself.
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    Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    Right-click on the file.
    Select "Properties".
    Select "Open With" tab.
    Choose "SMPlayer".
    Repeat for each file type.

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    Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    D'oh!

    Gee, I feel kind of silly now. I probably should have posted this query in the n00b forum.

    Anyway, Thanks.
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    Question Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by chewearn View Post
    Right-click on the file.
    Select "Properties".
    Select "Open With" tab.
    Choose "SMPlayer".
    Repeat for each file type.
    This is not working for me.
    My system keeps defaulting back to mplayer.
    Preferred applications shows "Custom" and doesn't give the option of smplayer.

    Any ideas here?

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    Re: Is there an easy way to set SMplayer as default for filetypes?

    do you have smplayer installed yet
    type it in a terminal click enter it tells you how to install it

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