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Error message opening MP3 files in VLC under WINE **SOLVED**
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liro

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 00:42    Post subject:  Error message opening MP3 files in VLC under WINE **SOLVED**  

I have Paint Shop Pro under WINE as the default image editor for JPG files in Puppy (Slacko 5.3.3), so when I click on a JPG file it automatically opens in this program through WINE. I did this by adjusting the "Run action" command for JPG files.

Using the same method, I tried to set the default MP3 player as VLC (already installed) under Wine. However, when I click on an MP3 file, I now get the following error message from VLC:

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "music\album\song.mp3". (%m)
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///music/album/song.mp3'. Check the log for details.

The program does start though (when I click off the error message) and I can open the same MP3 manually via the program menu and it runs fine.

Does anyone know how I could bypass this error message and get MP3 files to run automatically with VLC?

Thanks.

PS: In case anyone was wondering, I have a specific reason for wanting to use the Windows version of VLC (not the Linux one or a different Linux audio player).

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 08:36    Post subject:  

VLC is available to run directly under Puppy without needing Wine.

I'm fairly sure it is a quickpet, but I'm on a Work machine At the moment and cannot look.

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 10:32    Post subject:  

Why use Wine? Wine is often incompatible with a lot of software.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 11:02    Post subject:  

There are occasions when Linux does not have the tool/software with the features that a Windows utility has.
Wine then becomes extremely useful in the way that Cygwin is for Linux tools that have no equivalent under Windows.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012, 00:02    Post subject:  

Thanks for the replies. As mentioned, I want to use the Windows version of this prog for a specific reason (I won't bore you with it here as it's kind of off-topic). Anyway, I'm now able to get MP3 files to open automatically with VLC under Wine, thanks to this solution kindly provided by MikeB via PM:

Go to Choices/Mime-types/audio_mpeg

Change the contents of this to:

#! /bin/sh

a=${1/\//Z:\\}
a=${a//\//\\}

wine "[location of vlc.exe]" "$a"

...and now it works fine =).
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