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OS 10.4 - How Do I make VLC the default Flash Player?

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.....and a happy chocolate holiday

I have a number of .flv files on my machine which have a Windows Player as the default. (These files were copied over from a Gatesmobile...)

Now I can right click and select 'Open With... for example, VLC, but it's a bit tiresome, and all the extra effort is wearing me out.

How do I make VLC the default, so that a double click will do the trick?

Cheers Mitcherooney (I wish I'd chosen a shorter name...)
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right click on any .flv file...& select get the popup window you will see a drop down box called open vlc there & click on the change all button right below it...that's're all set...

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Use Get info to view the properties. Under "Open with" - select the Flash player and hit change all.
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Thanks to Rohan and Chilbear for your quick replies. That's solved that problem. Bit by bit I'm getting the hang of it. Cheers M
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