aMule preview tries to open files with mplayer, which is not installed

Bug #89672 reported by Stephan on 2007-03-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
amule (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: amule

When I try to preview files in progress I get "xterm: Can't execvp mplayer: No such file or directory" because aMule starts files with mplayer by default whicht is not installed. I searched the configurations menu several times but could not find the option to use VLC or the GNOME video player.

Default should be - in my opinion - the GNOME video player because it's installed on all Ubunut systems.

Furthermore default browser should be Mozilla Firefox instead of Konqueror.

Related branches

Changed in amule:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in amule:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

aMule 2.2.0 SVN (hardy) does not have a player selected by default

The problem is that for each desktop that would establish a predetermined player...

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

This shouldn't hardcode a player, but should try to open the default one, using e.g. gnome-open for GNOME or the KDE/Xfce/Mac/Windows equivalent.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

Proposed a solution at, using xdg-open if available

Changed in amule:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in amule:
assignee: nobody → festor90
status: Triaged → In Progress

I tried to make a patch but I have not succeeded, apparently it is necessary to make more changes than simply replace mplayer by xdg-open.

I will try to resolve this in the upstream.

Changed in amule:
assignee: festor90 → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package amule - 2.2.3-1ubuntu1

amule (2.2.3-1ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Fixed "aMule doesn't handle ed2k links" in GNOME (LP: #214100)
   + debian/control
     - New amule-gnome-support package, which depends of amule-utils, has
       a schemas file that allows integrating automatically ed2k protocol
       with any GNOME web browser that use GConf (like Firefox).
     - Now amule-utils suggests amule-gnome-support package.
   + debian/rules
     - Invoke dh_gconf which adds gconf2 dependency and makes necessary
       scripts in amule-gnome-support package to register schemas file
       in GConf database.
  * Now aMule will use user's preferred app to see previews. Fixed (LP: #89672)
   + Added use_xdg-open.diff patch
  * Deleted comments of Build-Depends to avoid problems with pbuilder.
  * Put Ubuntu MOTU Developers as Maintainer and Adeodato Simó as

 -- Surfaz Gemon Meme <email address hidden> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:20:02 +0100

Changed in amule:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in amule:
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
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