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    Question Associate VLC with .avi extension

    Hi! I'm an opensuse noob, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to associate .avi files with VLC. In Yast, I've tried to use the custom command setting to start VLC instead of Totem, but a double click on any avi file starts BANSHEE instead of Totem OR VLC. No clue, here. I can't find where to specifically associate a file extension with an application, as opposed to the very high-level settings in Yast.

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    Default Re: Associate VLC with .avi extension

    Go to system settings - file associations. Put avi into search box, it should come up with 'msvideo' and 'x-msvideo', click on each and on the right is a list of associated programmes. Move VLC up to the top of the list. Click apply and exit.
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    Where are System Settings? I see "System" in Yast, and SYSTEM as a header under Control Center, but no System Settings anywhere.

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    Right click a .avi > properties > opens with and choose
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    I already did that. That's the first thing I tried. Where are System Settings?

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    Default Re: Associate VLC with .avi extension

    Quote Originally Posted by tarahmarie View Post
    I already did that. That's the first thing I tried. Where are System Settings?
    Are you sure, because this is the way
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/SUS...opens-with.png
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    Yes, I'm quite sure. I've tried it several times, selecting VLC each time and checking the box to use it for all files with avi extensions.

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    Right click a .avi and go open with > vlc
    Does the file start playing with vlc?
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    Yes. When I open with VLC and apply it as the app to open all AVIs, it opens it in VLC---once. The next time I double-click to open an AVI, it tries to open with Banshee again.

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    What version of openSUSE are you using and are you using kde or gnome?
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