Changing default program on OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoKyu, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. GoKyu macrumors 65816

    GoKyu

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    #1
    I've had my Mac for awhile now, but haven't yet found out how to change the default program for opening a type of file. For instance, I want VLC to open my .wmv files instead of Quicktime player.

    How do I set this option?

    Thanks!
     
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    #2
    Right click on the file, go to Get Info. There's an option in the get info window to set the application to open it with (and optionally apply to all files of that type)
     
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  4. GoKyu thread starter macrumors 65816

    GoKyu

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    #4
    That's so easy, thanks :)

    I'm not used to using Get Info....I've barely used it at all in the last 6 months.

    Thanks again :)
     
  5. ionlygreat macrumors member

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    another thing i believe you can do is press 'alt' when you right click on the file you want to open - observe the Open With option change to Always Open With
     
  6. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    #6
    Finally solved this, and of course is sooo easy.
    I have tons of footage shot with the Sony EX-1 and EX-3 cameras and it was driving me crazy to having to right click and open with.. everytime I need to watch a clip. (Quicktime can´t play the files directly)
     

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