Os X Change Default Video Player

  

If you’re coming from a MS Windows environment it can be a challenge to watch videos on Mac OS X, mainly because most of the usual video file extensions (.wmv, .avi, .divx, .mkv, etc) are not associated with a Mac OS X program.

  1. Video Player Default Setting
  2. Mac Change Default Video Player To Vlc
Mac os change default media player

Set Default Video Player on Mac OS X 22nd October 2012 Rui Miguel Feio Apple Mac, iPad, iPhone, Tech - IT in general If you’re coming from a MS Windows environment it can be a challenge to watch videos on Mac OS X, mainly because most of the usual video file extensions (.wmv,.avi,.divx,.mkv, etc) are not associated with a Mac OS X program. Right click or ctrl+click on the media file Open with VLC. The file opened just fine. To open ALL files by that type: Use the Get Info option. (in the picture) From there you can select. Change all to use VLC with all files of this type.

In this case, we need to associate the file extension to a specific program under Mac OS X:

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  1. Select the file you want
  2. Select “FILE” followed by “GET INFO” (or simply + I)
  3. Under “Open With”, select the program you wish to use to open the file
  4. If you want to use this same program to open all the files with the same extension, then select “Change All”

By the way, if you’re wondering which piece of software you should use to visualise video files on Mac OS X, I recommend VLC. It’s fantastic, and it’s free!!

A default program is the program that Windows uses when you open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a webpage. For example, if you have more than one web browser installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default browser.


Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button and then clicking Default Programs.

Find word for mac files in outlook temp. In Default Programs, you can:

Set your default programs

Player

Use this option to choose which programs you want Windows to use, by default.
If a program does not show up in the list, you can make the program a default by using Set Associations.

Video Player Default Setting

  1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button and then clicking Default Programs.

  2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.

  3. Click the file type or protocol that you want the program to act as the default for.

  4. Click Change program.

  5. Click the program that you want to use as the default for the file type you selected, or click the arrow next to Other Programs to show additional programs. (If you don't see Other Programs, or your program is not listed, click Browse to find the program you want to use, and then click Open. If no other programs are installed that are able to open the file type or protocol, your choices will be limited.)
    If you don't see the program you want to use as the default, click the arrow next to Other Programs to see a list of programs available on your computer.

  6. Click OK.

Note: You cannot change an association for a file type or protocol and leave it blank or disassociated. You must select a new program.
The options you set here only apply to your user account. Your choices won't affect other user accounts on this computer.


Associate a file type with a program

Player

Use this option to fine-tune default programs based on the file type or protocol. For example, you can have all .jpg image files open using a specific program, and .bmp image files open using a different program.

Change AutoPlay settings

You can also change which programs to use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs or DVDs that contain photos.

Set default programs for this computer

Set Program Access and Computer Defaults (available in Windows 7) is a tool to set default programs for activities such as browsing the web and sending e‑mail for everyone who uses the computer.

Mac Change Default Video Player To Vlc