I kinda skimmed through your post quite fast, sorry if you mentioned this:
You can right-click on your .avi file, go to preferences, and in one of the tabs you can choose to associate .avi's with a particualr program - choose VLC. This will change the defualt open behavior for all other .avi files.
optimize me wrote:I have to right-click the file and manually select VLC under the 'open with..' option every time. I've entered VLC as the custom command for the default media player under the multimedia tab in Preferences>Preferred Applications (VLC doesn't appear in the drop-down list). When right-clicking, I've tried using the Custom Command option to enter VLC as the default player to open certain types of files, but as far as I can tell, all video file types still open in MPlayer when I double click them. I've edited /etc/gnome/defaults.list to the point of completely removing and replacing every single instance of "totem.desktop" with "vlc.desktop", yet MPlayer still plays all my video files when double clicked.
David2009 wrote:Hi. I installed Mint 7 today. I thought I would use VLC. It is installed, but when I insert a DVD into the player I get a dialogue box that tells me to open another player. So, I went directly to VLC and double-clicked it. I went to the DVD, and it may not recognise my player. Hummmm.... Suggestions? Thank you.
wekya wrote:Your fix worked fine for me, thanks. But I do want to say again that this may not be a full on bug, but this shouldn't be a forumable offense.
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