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Windows 7: How to set up VLC media player as your default player.

12 Jan 2013   #1
KMoracle

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to set up VLC media player as your default player.

I took the following steps by:
  • Using the "open with" method and browsing and selecting vlc on the browse section but it still wont show up on the interface menu or be selected as my default player
  • I also tryed selecting it from "default program" but VLC is still not showing up
  • finally I tryed to do it manually by going to VLC and selecting preferences and clicking all the media extentions for it to be a default player on VLC and still no success

So how do I exactly make VLC my Default player? I'm assuming the problem that my computer can not recognize VLC at all?


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12 Jan 2013   #2
dwarfer66

 

On the default program part, down the bottom did you also click "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" then click ok.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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13 Jan 2013   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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13 Jan 2013   #4
KMoracle

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
On the default program part, down the bottom did you also click "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" then click ok.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
How can I click on VLC if it is not even showing on the left hand side of default programs.
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13 Jan 2013   #5
KMoracle

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
On my third statement I did mention

"finally I tryed to do it manually by going to VLC and selecting preferences and clicking all the media extentions for it to be a default player on VLC and still no success"
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14 Jan 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Follow this guide by right clicking on a media file you want VLC to open.
You have to browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe

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23 Feb 2013   #7
KMoracle

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
thanks sensei.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Follow this guide by right clicking on a media file you want VLC to open.
You have to browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe

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Thank you sensei
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