Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox problems

They could just be missing a file extension. Windows XP uses file
extensions to associate files with programs, GNOME uses mimetypes (the
contents of the file).

I think Rhythmbox rips music to OGG (.ogg) by default. Windows doesn't
support that format out of the box, but you can download a codec from
the vorbis site (


On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 20:03 -0400, Dirk Pfeifle wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> I've had Ubuntu on my computer for about a year now and never had any
> problems with it until now. After being forced to reimage my computer
> and put Windows XP on it I copied all of my music onto an external
> hard drive and I've been trying to copy the files onto my XP desktop.
> Some of the songs can be accessed but most of them appear as a "File"
> file type. I have seen on the internet that the "File" file type is a
> notification that Windows has no program that can access this file.
> Does Rhythmbox use a special file for its music? If anybody has any
> idea how I could solve this problem I would greatly appreciate any
> suggestions as I have been trying for days.
> Thanks a bunch in advance
> Dirk Pfeifle
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