When I double click on a video file in Gnome Commander, for some reason it opens in Movie Player (Totem?) instead of VLC, which is set as preferred for all file types. Clicking on the same file from Nautilus opens the file in VLC.
Is there a way to force Gnome Commander to use "standard" gnome mime-type associations?
Following iamsid's answer below, this is what I did:
Edit the file
~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list (if the file does not exist, create it), and add the following:
[Default Applications] video/x-msvideo=vlc.desktop video/x-flv=vlc.desktop video/mp2t=vlc.desktop video/mp4=vlc.desktop video/mpeg=vlc.desktop video/ogg=vlc.desktop video/x-theora+ogg=vlc.desktop video/x-ms-wmv=vlc.desktop
You can of course add other mime types as needed. To see a file's mime type, you can right-click on a file in Gnome Commander, go to properties and then the Metadata tab. Expand the "file" item and you will see the mime type under "Format" tag.
vlc.desktop already exists in
/local/share/applications, so you can use that, I used a custom .desktop file in my
~/local/share/applications folder, but found out it's not necessary.