Mismatch between mime types and mailcap for alsaplayer

Bug #374163 reported by Aaron Small on 2009-05-09
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Bug Description

In Jaunty with alsaplayer installed, I expect 'see file.ogg' to play file.ogg using alsaplayer, but it does not, instead, it displays:
Error: no "view" mailcap rules found for type "audio/ogg"

This is because /etc/mime.types shows:
application/ogg ogx
audio/ogg oga ogg spx

and /etc/mailcap shows:
application/ogg; alsaplayer -i text '%s'; nametemplate=%s.ogg

I think alsaplayer should be registered for audio/ogg instead of application/ogg

  Installed: 0.99.80-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.99.80-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.99.80-3ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installed: 3.44-1
  Candidate: 3.44-1
  Version table:
 *** 3.44-1 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Jaromir Obr (jaromir-obr) wrote :

I can confirm the bug when trying to play OGG files in Midnight Commander (utility 'ogg123' is used).
I had to change "application/ogg" to "audio/ogg" in /etc/mailcap to work it properly.

Used SW:
Ubuntu 9.10
mime-support: 3.46-1ubuntu1

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid or Maverick packages ?
Tanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage .

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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