Certain files are best displayed in dedicated third party applications. For example, a video file cannot be played natively in a HTML browser, but can be played in a media player.
Using viewer applications
Viewer applications are generally activated in one of the following two situations:
- For audio/video files
- Click the play button in the article. This will launch the audio/video file in its viewer application
- For image files
- Click the thumbnail in the article. This will navigate you to its File page.
- Click the main image. This will launch the image file in its viewer application.
Assigning viewer applications
XOWA assigns a file-type to its default viewer-application.
The applications use defaults defined in the config file:
If you wish to change the viewer application, you can do so in Options/Apps
Many articles will have external links. By default, clicking on these links will not result in any action. If you want the external links to open in a web browser, you will need to enable the web viewer application
If you wish to change the web browser, you can also do so in Options/Apps
This is a list of recommended open-source applications for each viewer type.
- Sumatra (Windows)