Can't set VLC as default player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kuato, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. kuato macrumors member

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    Tried searching for a topic with the same problem but couldn't find one. I have a lot of .avi files and I want the default player for them to be VLC. Searching online I found that by right clicking on one .avi file > open with > VLC and then checking the box that says "always open with" was supposed to do this. Problem is it only changes that specific file to be opened with VLC. If I open any other .avi it still opens with Quicktime. If I download a new .avi it still opens with Quicktime. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong? Thanks.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    #2
    Try doing Get Info on the files instead. Under Open With, select Change All.
     
  3. kuato thread starter macrumors member

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    BlueRevolution you are a lifesaver. That worked perfectly. Thank you.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Here's a video made with QuickTime X on how to set this.
     

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  5. kuato thread starter macrumors member

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    I completely understand what I was doing wrong. Sum it up to my first week ever using a Mac. :D
     

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