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Thread: Force videos to open in VLC

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    Force videos to open in VLC

    I can't seem to force videos to launch in VLC the crap movie player keeps loading instead.

    Sure I can select open with and VLC, but next time I click on the video it opens in the default player.

    I'm running 13.04 and there's not 'set as default' option.
    Last edited by c-m; April 30th, 2013 at 10:37 PM.

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    Re: Force videos to open in VLC

    As in the past you can right click on an example of a filetype > properties > open with & set vlc to be the default for that filetype.

    What has changed is now the default video & or default audio player setting will set chosen player for all mimetypes that are supported (in the past it only set for 1 mimetype

    To try out > System Settings > Details > Default Applications > Video > pick Vlc media player.
    After doing so, to see changes, open this file
    Code:
    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

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    Re: Force videos to open in VLC

    Works, thanks.

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