looking for help creating a mime type

Jerome Leclanche jerome at leclan.ch
Mon Apr 11 05:56:14 UTC 2016

Your first step will be figuring out if there is any existing media
type for this type of file.

Looking at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000103.shtml#sign
I see audio/audible
audio/x-pn-audibleaudio, the latter which looks like it could be used in xdg.

After that you'll want to file a bug on the freedesktop bugzilla
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/), and provide a patch if possible.
There's other mime type requests on that bugzilla you can take example
J. Leclanche

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:33 AM, kendell clark <coffeekingms at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all
> After a lot of digging through my cd collection, I came across an
> audible audio file I had backed up who knows how long ago. I've been
> wanting to create fully functioning mime types for this and it's
> enhanced audio counterpart for a while now. I'm a complete novice at
> this, so I'm looking for any willing helpers. I can upload the files
> somewhere so if anyone decides to help me they can have access to them.
> Note that these are legal files, legally obtained from audible with an
> active account, mine. Well, not active anymore, but it was when these
> files were obtained. These seem to be mp3 files with some strange stuff
> at the beginning, because simply renaming the file extension doesn't
> allow them to be played, but I can easily convert them with ffmpeg. Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark
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