Re: [Evolution] How to edit list of applications to open attachments

On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 12:16 +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:
But evolution still doesn't offer mplayer for mp4 attachments.
Does the file /usr/share/applications/mplayer.desktop (or wherever
your distribution puts .desktop files) actually exist on your

Better - what is the default handler for the MIME-type of the

awilliam@beast01:~> xdg-mime query default video/mp4
awilliam@beast01:~> xdg-mime query default video/webm

If you save the attachment and attempt to open it from the command
line, what happens?

awilliam@beast01:~> xdg-open ./Videos/VID_20160903_224422774.mp4

It should open in your player.  You should be able to open ANYTHING
your desktop can open using xdg-open.

What is the MIME-type of the attachment?  Perhaps the sender is messing
up the attachment?

Aside: I do with XDG's tools provided what GVFS tools profile [from the
underlying XDG library] - which is a way to not only show the DEFAULT
but to query ALL the applications that claim they know about a
specified file-type.

Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam whitemice org> GPG D95ED383
openSUSE, a LINUX desktop for humans who need to get work done.

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