By default, Chrome will not launch mms:// (Windows Media streaming) links under Linux. It invokes xdg-open to “launch the user’s preferred application.” Under Ubuntu, xdg-open doesn’t handle mms:// links either.
1. Install mplayer and your choice of frontend (smplayer, gnome-mplayer)
2. Create a desktop entry for mms links.
3. Edit a configuration file to tie it all together.
Create a file named mms.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications/:
Edit the mimeapps.list file in the same directory and add the following to the bottom of the [Default Applications] section:
After this is done, you should be able to open mms:// links from Chrome. The link will open in the application you specified in the Exec entry in the desktop file.
I have created a new blog, agnos.is. The name is a domain hack for the word “agnosis.” If gnosis means “knowledge,” then agnosis means “no knowledge.” The word “agnostic” derives from agnosis. In this case, the name is a nod to the idea that this new blog is about discovering new things and learning new technologies. It focuses mostly on NodeJS, but will also focus on other programming languages and technologies.
agnos.is won’t replace thermetics.net, at least not yet. Thermetics has been around for many years, and though I never really did much with the domain except use it as personal storage, it is still high up in Google’s rankings, and has even been linked to by a few other websites. Thermetics will be a random useful tips blog for awhile longer. I may mirror posts between the two. I haven’t decided.
Simple tip: You want to install a Greasemonkey user script that isn’t hosted on www.userscripts.org. Or, you have the script residing on your hard drive and you want to install it from there. If you open the .js file directly in the browser, Chromium (I’m assuming Chrome will do the same) will pick it up as a script and install it.