[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] package/macosx: remove .rar from list of default file types

David Fuhrmann david.fuhrmann at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 20:48:48 CEST 2014

Am 31.03.2014 um 20:35 schrieb Felix Paul Kühne <fkuehne at videolan.org>:

> Hey David,
> On 27.03.2014, at 22:46, David Fuhrmann <git at videolan.org> wrote:
>> vlc | branch: master | David Fuhrmann <dfuhrmann at videolan.org> | Thu Mar 27 22:45:27 2014 +0100| [7c2652cd8b4bbb4be81aa2a928f8cafb86351b6a] | committer: David Fuhrmann
>> package/macosx: remove .rar from list of default file types

Hi Felix,

> This breaks double-clicks on rar files

Yes, this is the whole purpose of this patch. IMO, we cannot assume that a rar file will contain video data and the user wants to play them with VLC. Rar is quite universal. :-)

> and also dragging of rar files on the VLC icon the dock to open.

I also noticed that. But the files can be still dragged to the window itself.

> If users don't have an archive utility installed to decrypt such files, it is expected that VLC becomes the default app.

Is VLC for Windows also registering rar as a VLC file type _by default_? And what happens if a user first installs VLC, but then an Unarchiver?

With best regards,

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