can i make VLC the default player for all avi files?

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  1. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    can i make VLC the default player for all avi files?

    thanks

    Dan
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    get info for any avi file, and where it reads "open with" choose vlc. below will be a button to use that app to open all files of that type.
     

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  3. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    You can change the default app for any file type in OS X. Just open the info window for any file of that type (Command-i) and then change the "Open with" and hit "Change All".

    EDIT: siurpeeman beat me to it. And even has visuals. Show off! :p
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Right-click on an AVI file. Go to "Get info" on that window - the "open with" Tab - select Open with: VLC.app -- then "Use this application to open all documents like this." -- click "Change All..."

    Damn, I'm too slow!

    Slurpee - are you proving that Skitch is the fastest app for quick edits? Because that looks like a Skitch-flavored callout arrow.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's what i do. ;)

    skitch really cannot be beat. it's great! :)
     
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Word. :D
     
  7. DannyBres thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ill check it out

    :) thanks thats a great help and will stop random mp3s ruinin my library when i just double click them
     
  8. cristianx macrumors newbie

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    this is driving me crazy, it is exactly what I do but everytime it goes back to quick time (it actually keeps the setting for the only file I selected) - of course I do click "change to all" when I'm asked...what's wrong?

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  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  10. sridvijay macrumors newbie

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    Thank You!!

    I've been looking for this one for a while now! Thanks for your answers! WooHoo! FINALLY!
     
  11. bkuntouchable05 macrumors newbie

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    thanks this answered my question
    this is the best forum in new york city
     
  12. mford251181 macrumors newbie

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    You might go as far to say it's pretty good outside NYC too. :rolleyes:
     
  13. jel2358 macrumors newbie

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    I've read this thread a thousand times done everything it says including the disk utility permissions repair thing and still can't understand why VLC doesn't become my default player with ALL of my .avi files. it only changes it for the specific file that i select. like i wouldn't mind if i had to do it for each file type but each individual file is just annoying. help would be very appreciated.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    And you've been sure to click "Change All" in the "Get Info" window, right?
     

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