Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Change default media player

    Member Since
    Jun 29, 2010
    Posts
    6
    Change default media player
    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to change the default media player for video to VLC Player. I'm running 10.3.9. I right-click a video file, and acknowledge that there's an 'Open With' section. However, although I can change each file individually for which media player to open a file, the 'Change All' selection is greyed out. Why is this?

    **Edit. I tried seleting the 'other' option, and ticking the 'always open' option with vlc player selected, but a dialog box informed me I don't have permission to do this?

  2. #2
    Change default media player

    Member Since
    May 24, 2010
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by OzMatt View Post
    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to change the default media player for video to VLC Player. I'm running 10.3.9. I right-click a video file, and acknowledge that there's an 'Open With' section. However, although I can change each file individually for which media player to open a file, the 'Change All' selection is greyed out. Why is this?

    **Edit. I tried seleting the 'other' option, and ticking the 'always open' option with vlc player selected, but a dialog box informed me I don't have permission to do this?
    Right Click on the a Movie
    on that Pain click the Opens with Pain/Triangle
    Change to VLC
    then Select this for every file with this format
    his yes
    Done

  3. #3
    Change default media player
    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Location
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Posts
    3,296
    Specs:
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Quote Originally Posted by OzMatt View Post
    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to change the default media player for video to VLC Player. .... I don't have permission to do this?
    You've answered your own question in a way. Try repairing permissions, using Onyx v 1.5.3 from Titanium Software.

    Interesting about the greyed-out feature though. I just tested a Preview file with Get Info and Open With. Only when I changed the Open With application did the Change All button become available.

    So, when seeking to change the default application to open your video files, change just one of them to VLC through the Get Info pane and see if the Change All button shows up.
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Bootcamp loads Windows by Default when starting up. How do I change to Mac default?
    By earbird in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-13-2011, 10:35 AM
  2. Windows Media Player 11 as a media server safe to leave on 24/7?
    By bartleby in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2008, 06:25 AM
  3. is there a way to change the default media player from quicktime?
    By synthemesc in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-30-2007, 05:27 AM
  4. Setting default media player
    By aadam819 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2005, 08:36 AM
  5. Panther, Media player 9, and Apple DVD player.
    By malt in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2003, 09:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •