set default video player to VLC player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by squirrelonfire, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. squirrelonfire macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2006
    How can I set the default player for video is to VLC player. I unchecked all the boxes in Quicktime but when i right click on a file, it still says "Quicktime (Default)"
    Can some one help please. Quicktime is slow as crap plus it doesnt have enough codecs unless u pay them a ridiculously amount of money. Anyway, any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    right click on one of your video files and open the "get info" dialog; then change the option in the drop down "open with" menu, then click on the "change all" button to apply settings to all like video files.
  3. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    ctrl-click the file -> Get Info -> Open with: VLC -> Change All...
  4. squirrelonfire thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2006
    i did what you said, it worked

    Thanks all. Forum is really a force that makes the world flat, now I totally understand it.
    I never meet u, see u, hear u, or even n know u, n u probably dont even live in Georgia, and u can help me around the globe. Oh I love technology, this mac 2 especially.
    Night y'all.
  5. 2littleapples macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008

    I just bought a video camera that is not really compatible with my Mac, then found VLC and yeahhhh now I can watch them on my computer AND now I just figured out how to make VLC my default player for them.

    Thanks for my first wicked experience on this forum. Looking forward to many more!


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