For years, I've periodically tried installing QT only to be outraged by the fact that it seizes all video & audio file associations without asking. Over and over, I've banished it from my PCs.
But now, in a moment of weakness (foolishness?), I've bought an iPhone, and it appears that Apple doesn't like PDF help files--it prefers tutorials in *.mov format. So I gingerly tried again to install the latest version of QuickTime Player (7.6.2). To my pleasant surprise, it actually presented an installation option for file and MIME type associations. For both, I deselected *everything* except Apple QT movies (*.mov). And, to my pleasant surprise, it does not seem to have seized any file associations on the computer. BUT when I ran SeaMonkey and went to my twotonbaker.com site and tried to play mp3 files there, I discovered that both SeaMonkey (and, for what it's worth, MSIE) were using QT as the default player for mp3 files, instead of Windows Media Player, which is what I prefer. Thinking I could undo this within SeaMonkey, I went to Edit>Preferences/Navigator>Helper apps, where I found audio/mpeg = .mp3 = open using default Oddly, it still showed WMP as the default. So I tried to edit that entry to set/reset default as WMP, but it reported, "SM can handle this type internally. For such types, a helper app will only be invoked if the server requests external handling." I went ahead and made the choice, but this didn't change anything at twotonbaker.com: mp3s still played by QT. So I got deviously clever: I pulled out my seldom-used Notebook and uninstalled SeaMonkey, including deleting the Mozilla directory under docs & settings. I then installed QuickTime, being careful not to let it seize any file associations. And I checked: WMP was still the default app for playing mp3 files. Only then did I reinstall SeaMonkey. And to my surprise and horror, the new installation insisted on opening mp3 files in QuickTime. What in the world is going on? QT can't be rewriting SeaMonkey to tell it to use QT as the mp3 player, because SeaMonkey wasn't there when I installed QT on the notebook. And SeaMonkey isn't getting the mp3=QT association from Windows because it's not there. I am completely flummoxed. -- -------------------------------------------- Dick Baker (contact via http://goon.org/contact.php) _______________________________________________ support-seamonkey mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/support-seamonkey