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    Exclamation Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    If I insert an Audio CD into my CD/DVD Writer, I cannot choose an application. So I launched Nautilus and chose Edit>Preferences>Media. Here's the problem. All options under Media Handling are grayed out and show "No application found" except for Software. Why can I not select any applications for CD Audio, DVD Video, Music Player, or Photos?

    I use Ubuntu 10.10 x64.

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    Re: Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    The only 'proper' reason they'd be greyed out would be if, in fact, there were no applications installed that registered for each particular type.

    In a default install -
    for Cd Audio - Rhythmbox, Brasero
    DVD Video - Movie Player (Totem), Brasero
    Music Player - Rhythmbox
    Photos - Shotwell

    Did you remove all of the above and install apps that fail to register?

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    Re: Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    No, all the original apps are there. I have installed quite a bit of the Ubuntu Studio apps, but I have not changed any settings.

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    Re: Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    You could try a couple of things.
    One would be to remove and then install the apps I mentioned relative to each, that may 'open' up the options (and or any app you think should be available.
    When re-installed then hopefully the menus will get active


    The other would be to open this file and look for these lines (cd, dvd, music player, photos
    Code:
    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    x-content/audio-cdda=
    x-content/video-dvd=
    x-content/audio-player=
    x-content/image-dcf=

    If not there then add some or all with the above apps (if installed) - ex.

    x-content/audio-cdda=rhythmbox.desktop;
    x-content/video-dvd=totem.desktop;
    x-content/audio-player=rhythmbox.desktop;
    x-content/image-dcf=shotwell.desktop;

    Then do a restart and hopefully the menu's will open up

    (if still not then add any existing .desktop even if not suited and restart
    Ex.
    x-content/audio-cdda=rhythmbox.desktop;gedit.desktop;

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    Re: Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    You could try a couple of things.
    One would be to remove and then install the apps I mentioned relative to each, that may 'open' up the options (and or any app you think should be available.
    When re-installed then hopefully the menus will get active


    The other would be to open this file and look for these lines (cd, dvd, music player, photos
    Code:
    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    x-content/audio-cdda=
    x-content/video-dvd=
    x-content/audio-player=
    x-content/image-dcf=

    If not there then add some or all with the above apps (if installed) - ex.

    x-content/audio-cdda=rhythmbox.desktop;
    x-content/video-dvd=totem.desktop;
    x-content/audio-player=rhythmbox.desktop;
    x-content/image-dcf=shotwell.desktop;

    Then do a restart and hopefully the menu's will open up

    (if still not then add any existing .desktop even if not suited and restart
    Ex.
    x-content/audio-cdda=rhythmbox.desktop;gedit.desktop;
    Okay, I checked the mimeapps.list file and all the x-content lines are there.

    Code:
    x-content/video-dvd=vlc.desktop;totem.desktop;brasero-copy-medium.desktop;mplayer.desktop;
    x-content/audio-cdda=rhythmbox.desktop;userapp-quodlibet-GO5L4U.desktop;sound-juicer.desktop;brasero-copy-medium.desktop;vlc.desktop;
    x-content/audio-player=userapp-quodlibet-GO5L4U.desktop;rhythmbox.desktop;vlc.desktop;
    x-content/image-dcf=f-spot-import.desktop;
    x-content/audio-dvd=vlc.desktop;rhythmbox.desktop;
    Also there are desktop files for all the apps listed in the mimeapps.list file.

    However, I have several desktop files for many of the apps listed on the x-content lines. For example, I have the following desktop files listed for Rhythmbox: rhythmbox.desktop, Rhythmbox.desktop, Rhythmbox-1.desktop, and rhythmbox-device.desktop. I have moved some of my menu locations to other locations, and I understand that a new desktop file is created by alacarte. So I suppose that is why I have the multiple desktop files for the given applications.

    If I try to execute these desktop files, I get the following message:
    Untrusted application launcher
    Perhaps this is correct because in the Properties of these desktop files, the executable box is not checked, but I wonder if it has anything to do with not being able to assign applications to the Nautilus actions. Obviously, I am at a loss as to why nothing shows when I try to set the actions in Nautilus or when I insert an audio CD for example.

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    Re: Nautilus>Edit Preferences>Media options issue

    but I wonder if it has anything to do with not being able to assign applications to the Nautilus actions
    Most likely not, usually marking those .desktops as 'trusted' (executable) will just allow them to display with an icon and 'display' name

    I have moved some of my menu locations to other locations,
    Not sure what you mean there, have you moved them from their orig. install location, typically /usr/share/applications

    and I understand that a new desktop file is created by alacarte
    Those are always userapp .desktops which can be available by their 'display' name which by default is what comes after userapp- in lowercase

    Have you tried removing an app completely and re-installing (inc. any 'moved' ?? .desktop
    For instance vlc which should show up for both dvd and audio cd
    (won't hurt to also remove or edit out all the .desktops in those 2 lines in mimeapps.list

    Edit:
    you could also try, for the moment, creating another use. Logout and then login to the new user and ck. File Management . media there.
    If available then it's something you've borked locally, if not then system -wide.
    (users can set their own defaults
    Last edited by mc4man; January 13th, 2011 at 07:21 PM.

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