[macvoiceover] Re: getting quick time to play .pls files

That's really cool. With windows I think you have to have say, mp3 files opening in a certain app. I don't think one can say have ILoveThisFile.mp3 open in itunes and IHateThisFile.mp3 open in something else...am I right that windows doesn't let you do that but mac does?

Sara
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Schmude" <j.schmude@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 1:45 AM
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: getting quick time to play .pls files


Hi Marty
To change the application that opens .pls files do the following:
highlight one of the pls files in finder and press command-i to get info. Go down to the open with pop-up and select quicktime player if it's in the list. Next, go to the change all button and press that, then press continue in the alert box that comes up. If for whatever reason quicktime player isn't listed in the pop-up, select other application then browse to the quicktime player app, and this will add it to the pop-up list. After you've added it to the list follow the rest of the procedure. NOte that if you don't press the change all button then only that file's application will be changed. In regards to filetypes, nothing has taken over any filetypes. OS X has some default applications set for them, but if you change your preferences it's not going to change them back on you. Most people don't want to be asked every time they open a file what program to use, so sensible defaults are selected when the system is installed. There may be the occasional app that will take over a filetype, but that's bad coding on the part of that application and not Apple's fault. It's the same in windows, some applications are just aggressive and steal filetypes when you install them. You don't encounter that anywhere near as much on OS X, but it's still possible, as it is on any operating system that deals with filetypes this way. Personally, I like iTunes but everyone has their own methods of doing things. That's why there's choice.
hth

On Oct 5, 2008, at 23:36, Marty Rimpau wrote:

Hi Cheryl, right now, I just want to play my streams, and I wish that
the mac was set up to where it would ask you which player you want to
open the file with, rather than this, taking over file types the way
windows does.  What if I want to go to my radio short cuts folder, and
find the station I want to hear myself?  Right now, I don't want to go
the i-tunes route, because I had heard that quick time is on my  system,
and if I need i-tunes later, I'll get it, but just blindly telling
somebody to learn i-tunes is to me, for a brand new mac user,
inappropriate, because we all have our own ways of doing things, and
maybe I'll learn i-tunes later, but for now, there's no law that  says I
have to have a nano or an ipod, or anything like that, and my response
is not meant to be mean, but these players shouldn't automatically  take
over your file types for you.
On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 00:07:21 -0500 (CDT), Cheryl Homiak wrote:

Marty:
ITunes doesn't start a library in a store; it builds your library on
your
computer and you can have complete control of it. If you do
command-comma
when in itunes, you will find the preferences you can set; by using
vokeys-space on different items in the toolbar in preferences you will
find various preferences you can set. Btw the majority of Macosx
applications have preferences which can be reached with command-comma.

ITunes doesn't pressure you to buy things; if you have it set up  right,

you'll only go to the store if you want to do so and once in the  store,

you can search and listen and explore all you want without being
pressured
to buy.

While you certainly can use various applications to play music, I
strongly
urge you to learn itunes. This program has changed from one that used
to
be almost totally inaccessible unless you knew certain workarounds to
being extremely accessible. I can now find my albums, add to and  delete

from my library, make playlists, etc. etc. etc. Obviousloy you got  into
a
situation with the store that you didn't know how to get out of but
that
shouldn't mean you never use iTunes again.



--
Cheryl

"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."


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