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When I click on a video file, I am asked which program to use to run it.

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I do not use plugins to play my video files. Instead, I rely on the media player itself. Currently there are many files that open in either VLC or Windows Media Player when I click on their link in Firefox. Some other file types do not open immediately and I am prompted with a box asking me to choose a program to run the file. I click on "Do this from now on" or whatever it says, hoping that when I open a similar file type, I would not be prompted with this message again. Unfortunately this is not the case. While many files open my media players directly, there are many that still ask me what program to use..even though it is checked to use a specific program.

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The setting to automatically use a specific program is linked to the MIME type that that server sends with the file.
If it is a generic MIME type then Firefox won't offer that choice and in other cases servers may be using different MIME types.

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The setting to automatically use a specific program is linked to the MIME type that that server sends with the file.
If it is a generic MIME type then Firefox won't offer that choice and in other cases servers may be using different MIME types.

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Thanks for the reply...I guess there is nothing I can do.

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