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How to set up VLC as the default player on Mac

The VLC Media Player provides its users with an opportunity to play their favorite media from almost any source including various file formats, disk formats, and streaming. The program is provided with a wide range of features and tools that will help in creating the best playback quality.

If you prefer your media to play using VLC Media Player as opposed to other built-in media players, the information below will explain you how to set VLC as default for various operating systems. Read the instructions carefully, in this way, you will know how to do that simply.

How to make VLC the Default Media Player on a Mac

  1. First of all, you should go to the video or audio file which you would like to open then you should right-click it. To right-click on a Mac, you should click on “Control,” then the mouse or trackpad.
  2. After that, you should select “Get Info.”
  3. Then, you should click on “Open with.” Your current default player and the other installed video players will be displayed.
  4. Next, your current player should be changed to VLC.
  5. In the end, you should tap on the “Change All…” option, then select “Continue” from the prompt that will be displayed.

How to make VLC the Default Media Player on Linux

  1. First of all, you should choose the arrow which may be found at the top right of the screen.
  2. Then, you should select the “Settings” icon.
  3. After that, you should tap on “Details” and “Default Applications” which may be found in the left menu.
  4. Then, you should change the “Video” option to “VLC Media Player.” (The same can be done for “Music” if you wish).
  5. After that, the changes should be changed.

How to make VLC the Default Media Player on Android

  1. First of all, the VLC should be installed.
  2. Then, you should find “Apps.”
  3. After that, you should tap on three-dotted menu which may be found on the top right of the menu.
  4. Next, you should navigate to “Default apps,” then choose “Default App Selection.”
  5. Then, you should click on “Ask Before Setting Default Apps.”
  6. Install “VLC.”
  7. In the end, you should follow the on-screen instructions in order to set VLC as the default player.

How to make VLC the Default Media Player in Windows

  1. First of all, you should tap on the Start button.
  2. Then, you should tap on “Settings,” after that, click on “Apps.”
  3. Next, you should navigate to the “Default apps.”
  4. After that, you should tap on the “Choose default apps” section for the video player.
  5. Next, press on “Movies & TV” then switch to “VLC Media Player.”

How to change Default Video Player on Mac

  • First of all, you should find a Video File. To do that, you should use File Explorer. After you have right-clicked, a context menu will be produced by a video file where you find information and different operations for said file.
  • Then, you should tap on the Open With option. This option will list any and all installed apps that can open your chosen file. Since you chose a video, a list of media players will be presented.
  • Then, you should tap on Advanced Selection (Optional). In case if the app that you want isn’t in the list, you should click “Other”. You’ll have to navigate to the app executable itself.
  • In the end, you should finish your choice. When you will complete all the steps that were required to change default video player, you should tap on “Change All”. In this way, new settings will be applied to every file of the appropriate type. One more confirmation, and you’re all set.

All in all, nothing is complicated in this process. Hope the article has made it clear how to set up VLC as the default player on Mac.

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