Lion thinks mkv files are "documents"??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seetheforest, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. seetheforest macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    When sorting files by kind in Finder, Lion lists mkv files as documents. Any idea how to change the category for this??
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Because they are not playable in QuickTime X, Lion lists them as a "Document". There is currently no way to change this.
  3. seetheforest thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    ok, thank you. hopefully Apple will give us access to this metadata so we can get things organized a little bit better.
  4. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    I have mkv files set to open in MPlayerX and all of my mkv files are sorted as "video media."

    I don't know for sure if the program you have the files set to open with is what changes the "kind" label or not, but that's how it appears for me. (I just set all mkv files to open with VLC, and they were still labeled as "video media.")

    Maybe Perian install makes the difference? I've no clue otherwise. :)
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    I feel like that may have to do with MPlayer being in the App store (VLC is not).

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