Opening a clip from a WINXP link

Microsoft 3pk winxp home/plus! dme sp2 e...
May 12, 2010 at 01:50:45
Specs: Windows XP, duocore 2.8GH/2GB
Dear Gurus
In a learn English primer, I want to call up the specific video flv clip.

I click on one of ...Bedroom, Kitchen Lounge ( previously linked those words to videos of the same name)

I'm using VLC Videolan as the reproducer ( works very well in general).

This is what happens:-
e.g , I click on bedroom to activate bedroom.flv but instead of the video starting, I am given a two radio button option, Play or Save.

The default option is always 'Save' so I equally always need to change to Play.
Then I can run the bedroom.flv video.

Q1. Is there an XP setting to make the default button 'play'?

Q2. Maybe this is a VLC setting?

Q3. Even better, is there a way to jump directly from the click on the link word to watching the video playing?

Many thanks

Fred
Madrid


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#1
May 12, 2010 at 05:13:26
Look at this:
http://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_comman...

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
May 12, 2010 at 06:02:29
Dear PaulSep , I went to the URL you indicate but you have made me jump from winxp to a very dos looking environment.
My problem's solution may well be there... if I could navigate through the thick forest of batch file commands... which I can't.


As this is a WinXP problem ( my point of view), let's see how the classic winxp program calling an associated file works, or
how an associated file calls the named program.

In my winxp pro sp2 , for the FLV type of files I went to My PC to establish my preferred association .

i.e MyPC=>tools=> folder options=> file type=>extension FLV =>change=> open with VLC => apply => close.

I have no idea what winxp does internally to link the file type with the rendering program. I only know that if I click on a JPG it opens the photo program, ( my case thumbs+) and I'm looking at the Photo of me eating an icecream.

I DO NOT get asked if I want to see the photo or to save it.

Another example.

If I click on LowCal.html My browser springs into life and immediately I can read about all those good things that make you fat.

The last example.

If I go to the folder where I keep my videos and click on Loo.flv
I am immediately viewing a loo in motion and a voice saying, don't forget to lift the lid.

So... all that works, but when it comes to calling a video from a link... it is not a direct jump, but stops to give you an unwanted choice...

Help.

Fred

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#3
May 12, 2010 at 06:42:11
Click Start / Settings / Control Panel.
Doubleclick Folder Options.
Click File Types and search the FLV
Click Advanced and then choose Play and click Edit.
In the field "Application used to perform action", it should look like this:
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "%1"

Change it, if necessary and give it a try.

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#4
May 12, 2010 at 10:00:26
First of all, many thanks for detailed help.
Well I've been battling with your instructions for the last hour or so and more or less got there, I'll explain that in a moment.
Re:-
Doubleclick Folder Options.
Click File Types and search the FLV
Click Advanced and then choose Play and click Edit.
In the field "Application used to perform action", it should look like this:
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "%1"

doing all the steps and that last line with all those dos commands appeared exactly as you said, but when finally I click on a link word to an flv video, the process stops waiting for me to choose play or save.
(going of at a tangent there is a third greyed tick box " do this every time)

Back to the main theme ... you said I should see

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "%1"
and I did, well I didn't
My eyes saw it in Spanish and my brain translated it to what you had said.
I was seeing:-

"C:\Archivos de programa\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "%1"

These are two different folders on my PC and at installation VLC had plonked itself in Archivos de programa.
Well next step was a doddle. Using a program called change of address, I moved the videolan folder to the 'Program files ' folder, with bated breath clicked on the link andas always I was back to the two choice box +remember tick, still grayed out.

So many many thanks for devoting your time to this problem but I'm beginning to suspect, that in my Spanish version of winXP, the coding has got changed somewhere.

Personally if I can work in the original English version, I always will... but having half in English and half in Spanish can often produce strange results.

To follow the steps of the mouse clicks you outlined often as you delve deeper, the menu items are no longer in spanish but in the original English.

So once again many thanks and I think we can wind up this thread. I'll bite the bullet and do the needed steps to view the video.
Bye
Fred ;-))


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