vlc is not selectable in favourite applications

Bug #760764 reported by Davide Alberelli on 2011-04-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
JC Hulce

Bug Description

I installed VLC, but I can't find it in the selectable application for the default player of multimedia files.

You could try a custom command. Go to Preferred Applications in system settings, and select Custom as the Multimedia player. In the Command box, try 'vlc'.

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

I haven't got the possibility to choose Custom, or I'm not in the right place?

I attached a png, please look if it's there the place you were saying, thanks.

click on video, where it says banshee. Can you take another screenshot with the resulting dropdown open?

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

Ok, I did it with gnome-screenshot and delaying the shot.

It's attached ;)

could you upload a screenshot of the entire system settings window?

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

This one?

Yeah. Are you sure VLC was installed properly? Can you launch VLC manually?

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

Yes, both from the shell aplications and from the terminal:
$ vlc
VLC media player 1.1.9 The Luggage (revision exported)
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
[0x87da914] main libvlc: Esecuzione di vlc con l'interfaccia predefinita. Usa 'cvlc' per utilizzare vlc senza interfaccia.
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
Warning: call to srand(1303041235)
Warning: call to rand()
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")

(process:28696): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
 Using the fallback 'C' locale.

JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

I'll confirm that there is something with GNOME causing this, but exactly what is anyone's guess. It's been floating around for a long time for me. Unless someone can figure it out, we have more pressing issues to fix.

Changed in ugr-meta:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

This is fixed in Oneiric. Every release from 1.0 forward in addition to users who use and above on Oneiric will have this fixed. Marking as fix committed. Update to fix released when 1.0 comes out.

Changed in ugr-meta:
assignee: nobody → JC Hulce (soaringsky)
milestone: none → 1.0.0-rc
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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