Although listed in the file types configuration tool, and also present in the gnome-vfs mime data with both extension and file-sniffer identification, nautilus nor rhythmbox will recognize any flac files as such, leaving them as application/octet-stream.
I am running gnome 2.6, and have noticed that flac is not present in the shared-mime-info data (i.e. /usr/share/mime). I will try to audio/x-flac to shared-mime-info, but I would also like to know if anyone else is having these problems.
Incase anyone else does have this problem (rhythmbox refuses to open flac files), I have now solved it by adding the audio/x-flac type to the shared-mime-info. If anyone wants it I can supply the files that need to go into /usr/share/mime. After that an update-mime-database /usr/share/mime will make everything work. I can't be bothered to post it if no-one wants it though. It might just be my screwy system..
I had the same thing going on, but I didn't think it was a problem, I just though Rhythmbox didn't support FLACs, which is OK because I usually use ogg vorbis anyway. It's nice to have it working though, thanks for the tip! (got the files myself)
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
- John Cage
make a bug report please !
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Done: Task #685