How Can I Make VLC the Default Video Player?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mcmike100, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. mcmike100 macrumors member

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    QuickTime always tries and fails to open files so I want VLC to do it all.

    Thanks
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

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    I am not sure if it works on ALL files of that type, but on my system I was able to change the default by doing the following.

    CTRL (or Right Click) the file > Select open with > Other > (Browse to the application you want to open it with) Click the application once > on the bottom of the dialog box on the Left, check "Always Open With"> Hit OK.

    HTH

    840
     
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Also, you can select a file of the type you want to open with VLC by default, go up to File->Get Info. Under Open With, select VLC, and then click Change All.
     
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    Thanks!!

    Now I know too!!!
     
  5. mcmike100 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, thanks but that doesn't work.

    I clicked change all and it changed it for that file. All other .avi files still use QuickTime though...
     

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