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How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby geezuslvr on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:11 pm

I've downloaded a lot of music videos.

Some play on Banshee...

None of them play on Movie Player... --> The Default Player ---> doesn't even play the sound!

others play on Gnome Mplayer... Sometimes I get sound and no picture, and other times I get picture and no sounds.

They seem to all play on VLC..

1. Why all the Media players?
2. How do I make VLC my default media player
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Re: How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby catweazel on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:30 pm

geezuslvr wrote:1. Why all the Media players?

Freedom, I might suppose.

2. How do I make VLC my default media player


Right click the video file and choose Properties.
On the 'Open With' tab, click 'VLC media player' then click 'Set as default'.

You'll need to do that for each file type you want to start with VLC.
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Re: How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby MoonDragon on Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:38 pm

I've a better idea,
go to system settings>file associations and assign vlc as the default media player by going through the list of extensions... this is much quicker than what mr. CATWEASEL suggests
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Re: How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby MonkeyDLuffy on Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:46 am

Go to Menu at the left bottom corner, then go to System tools ---> system settings ---> then you will see system at the bottom click "Details" logo then go to Default applications, there you can change Default Web, Music, Video, Mail, Photos

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Re: How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby chefslot on Thu May 01, 2014 7:06 pm

And on mint13 xfce??
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Re: How do I make VLC my default media player?

Postby chefslot on Fri May 02, 2014 9:39 am

settings manager > mime type manager double click then select preferred application. xfce
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