Default Player for Firefox
July 10, 2006 7:16 AM   Subscribe

I just updated Firefox for Mac OSX. Now my default player is now quicktime. Even when I launch a RealPlayer movie it opens QuickTime and plays nothing. I want it to be RealPlayer. Any suggestions?
posted by jamie939 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Tools/Options/Downloads/View & Edit Actions

This is from a PC perspective, your Mac may vary.
posted by signal at 7:22 AM on July 10, 2006

Open Preferences (from Firefox menu) and go to the Downloads tab. Click "View & Edit Actions" at the bottom and scroll down to RAM in the extensions list. Double-click and choose "Open them with this application", and use the "Browse" button to select RealPlayer. Hope that's it.
posted by dickyvibe at 7:43 AM on July 10, 2006

If not, try opening RealPlayer then Preferences->Media Types (button on far right of Prefs window) and twiddle the options there?
posted by edd at 7:55 AM on July 10, 2006

That 'View & Edit Actions...' panel is almost worthless on OSX. It only lists types associated with plugins and a few seemingly random others, and there's no way to manually add new ones.

If you're having problems with the wrong application opening files, it's almost surely your system settings. While edd's advice will probably help you out in this case, allow me to pimp the excellent RCDefaultApp preference pane. It lets you see and set all your application launching settings are for all extensions (what FireFox uses for launching), mime type and URL schemes. And it's free.
posted by boaz at 8:52 AM on July 10, 2006

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