changing default applications to open files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by flat6, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2004
    Even though QuickTime has an utter inability to play the AVIs I download, it insists on attempting - and failing - every single time. How do I get MPlayer to be default?

    Same question for JPGs, I don't PhotoShop to load up every time I want to open a JPG file that's I've modified using PS.
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    So (Highlight File)/File Menu/Show Info/Open with Application/Change All isn't working?
  3. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2004
    I believe my user text says Newbie :)
    Thanks, I'll try that...

    By the way, what the hell is wrong with the image preview icon. It freaks me out every time I use it... the eyes.

  4. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    If you want quicktime to stop checking for software to play the avi files every time you preview one, you can install the stuff found here (make sure you get the stuff mentioned in the comments too! :)) and you'll be able to play DivX, XviD, 3ivx, and more in Quicktime.
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Dammit! I'll never again be able to look at that icon without noticing the eyes. Thanks so much....

    BTW, you can just click on the item to select it and then press ⌘I as a shortcut to Sun Baked's suggestion.

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