Re: [Evolution] Evolution and gnome 2.8 MIME
- From: Chris Boyce <chris boyce berbee com>
- To: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj novell com>
- Cc: evolution lists ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] Evolution and gnome 2.8 MIME
- Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 13:40:34 -0600
And I *finally* found the doc!
Objective: create a new mime definition for goofy "audio/wav" type.
Only exception with Fedora (at least) was that the "application" types for .wav files are in
/usr/share/mime/audio (not "application") and the packages are defined in
So, I created a "wav.xml" mime type in the audio directory, and added an entry for it in
freedesktop.org.xml, then ran "update-mime-database /usr/share/mime". For a comment, I'm just
calling it "Windows WAV" - I could have been much more impolite - since this mime type
only seems to come up when I receive voicemails from our Exchange/Cisco voicemail system.
Just another Windoze mime type not playing nice perhaps?
All is well now.
On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 14:05 -0500, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
should just be able to add audio/wav to the GNOME MIME database (don't
ask me how, I don't change any default GNOME settings ever)
On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 12:49 -0600, Chris Boyce wrote:
Greetings. Just upgraded to Fedora Core 3 (with gnome 2.8 and Evolution
Our company's voicemail system mails us .wav files when a voicemail
comes in. Unfortunately, they appear to Evolution as a MIME type
"audio/wav", when the normal MIME type for .wav files in Gnome 2.8
appears to be "audio/x-wav".
As a result, when I get a voicemail, Evolution doesn't provide the usual
list of apps to open it with. If I send myself a "standard" .wav file,
Evolution gives me all the same choices that, say, Nautilus would give
Pre-Gnome 2.8, I could add the alternate MIME type to fix this. Does
anyone know how to do this in Gnome 2.8 and have Evo recognize it? I
apologize if this is not so much an "Evo" problem as it is a Gnome
issue, but I only seem to have this .wav MIME-type discrepancy in Evo.
Thanks very much.
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