How do you associate all video files to VLC?

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  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

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    I tried looking up on google and haven't found many concrete answers. Anybody knows?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Right click on one of the files you wish to associate with VLC.

    Click get info.

    At the bottom dropdown list, choose VLC and click apply to all

    Job done.
     
  3. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Did that ...says now associated with mp4 which is the file I selected. How do I associate it with all video files?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    By clicking "Apply To All" Then it will do the rest of them for you wherever they are.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    See the screenshot!:)
     

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  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You need to repeat this process for each type of video file. For example you will need to do this on a mp4 file then all mp4 files will play with VLC, but if you also want WMV or AVI video files to play with VLC you will need to do this same change all process with one of each file type.
     
  7. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I was meaning to ask. Isn't there a one click way to do this for all video file associations?

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    Thanks did it. I think it did it for MP4 for sure without fail but what other the other video files? Any way to automatically associate all other video files to VLC?
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope. You have to it once for each video type.
     

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