Make VLC default for opening videos?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kinkster, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm tired of clicking .avi files and others and quicktime opening up and saying it can't play them.

    How do I make VLC the default for opening video files?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #2
    right click on the file

    get info

    open with ->

    change all

    Edit: all you "johnny come lately posters" are S-L-O-W
    I own you :)


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    select one of your .avi files and right click and select "get info." Then go down to where it says "open with" and change that to VLC. Then click on the button below that "change all." This will make VLC the default app for .avi files
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    #4
    highlight a .avi file (or anythingelse you want to change), then control click or command + I, when the info box comes up, under Opens With, change to VLC and Change All.
     
  5. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. antmeal macrumors newbie

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    Thanx

    I'm new to Mac and couldn't work out how to change the default video opening application. I wasted an hour trying different things, but when I did arrive at the Mac forums and read your advice, it was so easy. Thank you, you're legends.:D
     
  7. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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