Changing default applications on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aidogz, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. aidogz macrumors newbie

    aidogz

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Is there a way to change quicktime as the default program for videos to my program of choice? I watch a lot of avi. coded movies and it would be very helpful if I could set a program that actually ran them to open up when I click them.

    Thank you!
    :) :apple: :)
     
  2. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Don't bother with quicktime. Once mountain lion comes out, perian will be obsolete. Without perian, AVI files won't work in quicktime. Associate them with VLC or something instead.

    I hate saying this since I adore quicktime X but I guess we need to move on. :(
     
  3. aidogz thread starter macrumors newbie

    aidogz

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    Im not bothering with quicktime, I hate quicktime haha. I want to change it as the default program to another program (MPlayerX).
     
  4. Mickey8297 macrumors member

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    Right click on an avi file or whatever file type you want to chance the default application and click "get info." On the "open with" section of the get info windows choose the application from the drop down menu that you want to set as the default. Then click change all to set this as default application for any file of that type.
     
  5. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    Why hasn't apple created a better way to do this?
     
  6. aidogz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hooray! Thank you :D

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    Probably to stop people from completely abandoning Quicktime
     
  7. Mickey8297 macrumors member

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  8. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    Quicktime and perian is still the best combination if you're doing video montages though. Pulling videos off youtube, ripped video etc... and then combining them with iMovie afterwards.

    It's much quicker to convert .avi and .flv files using Quicktime and an image editor for any cropping masks then outputting to a format, ratio and codec that iMovie will open than letting iMovie do the converting because you crop out what you WANT to crop out and the videos encode in unison so it uses all your CPU power at once.
     

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