[TriLUG] playing ogg sound files with firefox
Joseph E. ODoherty
joey at odoherty.net
Sun Jun 25 13:15:45 EDT 2006
> In preferences/download at the bottom there is an option to
> associate file extensions with an executable. However when
> you open the window, you can only change the executable for
> already known file extensions. I can't find anywhere to add
> ".ogg" and a player for ogg files.
I _think_ that in recent versions of Firefox unknown filetypes cause a
prompt when you download them for the first time. However I do remember
at times being thwarted by a filetype defaulting to download and being
unable to figure out how to associate the filetype with the desired action.
The best solution I've found found is an extension called mime-type
editor. It's an older extension (possibly unmaintained) that gives you a
new menu-item for associating mimetypes and actions. I'm not completely
sure of how well it plays with the regular filetype dialog box, but it's
worth a shot.
Incidentally, I personally prefer to use mplayer and the mozilla
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