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    VLC media player

    This probably will have an extremely obvious answer.

    How do I make VLC the default player?

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    Re: VLC media player

    Just right click the file with which you want vlc to be associated and select open with vlc. From there on these types of files will be opened with vlc.

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    Re: VLC media player

    System->Preferences->Preferred Applications->Multimedia
    Select VLC Media Player, or if not available, select Custom and type in vlc in the box.
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    Re: VLC media player

    Will that make VLC the default player for DVD, or do you have to edit /etc/gnome/defaults.list and change totem.desktop to vlc.desktop in the x-content/video entries?
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    Re: VLC media player

    Quote Originally Posted by silkstone View Post
    Will that make VLC the default player for DVD, or do you have to edit /etc/gnome/defaults.list and change totem.desktop to vlc.desktop in the x-content/video entries?
    No, it does not. Your suggestion however just scratched a long standing itch of mine. Thank you.

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    Re: VLC media player

    Thanks crysys.

    So just to confirm...

    To make VLC the default DVD player in Hardy, open a Terminal and...

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/gnome/defaults.list
    Press Ctrl+f and search for "x-content/video", then change the "totem.desktop" entries to "vlc.desktop". Save this and exit.
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    Re: VLC media player

    silk, though i didnt start this thread tks for the info i was looking for this/cheesemaker

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    Re: VLC media player

    Quote Originally Posted by silkstone View Post
    Thanks crysys.

    So just to confirm...

    To make VLC the default DVD player in Hardy, open a Terminal and...

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/gnome/defaults.list
    Press Ctrl+f and search for "x-content/video", then change the "totem.desktop" entries to "vlc.desktop". Save this and exit.
    That's just what I did.

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