VLC file type

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by giyad, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. giyad macrumors regular

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    Is there any way to set VLC as my default video player? I don't want to have to select an .avi .wmv .mpg etc... and have to do the whole open with for all of them. Is there anyway to just make it default over quicktime?

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You could always try uninstalling Quicktime, but that'd be an extreme. But frankly, by the time someone gives you an answer here, you could set all of the files types manually. It's not that hard or time consuming.
     
  3. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    Seriously, you could have reset all the file types while waiting for the answer. 'Command-I' is your friend. And not so difficult to undo on an individual filetype basis. I am personally happy to go with a simple reformat of any given file-type and leave the rest alone.
     
  4. giyad thread starter macrumors regular

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    its really more the principal than my laziness... you should be able to set the default through vlc... plus im lazy hehe

    oh, and can't remove quicktime, i think that will mess with itunes
     
  5. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    The short answer is that you can't. The long answer is that you can't, unless you tickle with system files. And that is NOT recommended.

    And never, ever delete the basic applications that came preinstallled with OS X (like Quicktime, Safari, etc).
     
  6. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

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    Damn. I uninstalled iCal, iChat, iSync, Mail, Address Book, and maybe one more and haven't had any problems. :confused:
     
  7. giyad thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't have uninstalled iCal, iSync, or Address Book, but I agree, alot of the basic programs are useless... and replaceable
     

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