Alias video/x-ms-asf with video/x-ms-wmv?

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at
Fri Dec 9 15:38:27 EET 2005

Seth Hasani wrote:
> Hi all,
> I receive a ton of video clips encoded in Microsoft wmv format and have the
> extension .wmv. A particular pet peeve of mines is that these files arent
> double-clickable in nautilus and I get the error that these files have the
> extension .wmv that suggests they're type x-ms-wmv while the data in the
> file is type x-ms-asf.

Please follow and comment

The bug is opened about 9 months.

In SuSE we are using sub-class-of. I don't know, whether it is better
than "alias" in this particular case.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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