"Always Open With" Doesn't Work...!!

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  1. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded a few mp3 files and wanted VLC player to play it instead of iTunes. I right clicked on the file, went to Others and checked to always use VLC Player to open it. It works for that specific file, but not for every .mp3 file... How do i set it so that EVERY mp3 files is opened by VLC instead of just that one file?
     
  2. Gurutech macrumors 6502

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    Right click the file,
    Click Get info
    go to open with
    select the program
    and hit change all

    That should do it.
     
  3. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where's the change all button? I dont see it after clicking "open with -- > others ..."

    I have a mid 2010 MBP with Lion

    Edit: If you were talking about the "always open with," then that's what i did, and it still didn't open all .mp3 with VLC
     
  4. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Follow his instructions closer.

     
  5. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol yes i should do that next time. Worked like a charm. Thanks guys :cool:
     
  6. Shiggity macrumors newbie

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    It'd be nice if the "always open with" checkbox would do what it suggested... but I guess that'd be too much to ask.
     
  7. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    That would be nice :eek: Maybe file a bug report.
     
  8. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    It actually does just not the way we think it is suppose to.

    If you mark a specific file with 'Always open with' only that particular file will always open with the application.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are mistaken. If you do the "change all" as described in this thread, it will assign that app to whatever file type you selected. It has nothing to do with the specific file.
     
  10. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    I think you misunderstood me.

    That is exactly what I am saying if you do not do the "Change All" then only that specific file will always open with the program you want it to.

    But to everyone it would be common sense that if you click "Always open with" it would apply to all files of that format
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Okay... gotcha. Yes, I thought you were saying that somehow that "change all" setting was retained by the file and it would go away when the file did. :)
     
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Bump... this thread helped me with this annoying issue I've been having for a long time ^_^
     

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