Since you downloaded VLC on your computer you have literally fallen in love with it: using it you can play all the videos you download from the Internet without any problem. You would really like to turn it into the media player with which to open all video files automatically - instead of the hated Windows Media Player - but unfortunately you could not find the right option to do it.
Don't panic! Although somewhat hidden, the option for set VLC as default there is and is very easy to use. All you have to do is access the configuration panel of the program or operating system and put into practice the instructions you find below. It will take you a few seconds, you'll see.
How do you say? You don't use Windows, but a Mac or a computer equipped with Linux? No problem. Below is explained how to solve the problem of VLC association with video files (and audio files) on macOS, Linux and even Android. But now let's try to go one step at a time and focus on the steps to take on each operating system. Happy reading and have fun!
How to Set VLC As Default on Windows
A PC equipped with Windows 10 and you want to configure VLC to automatically open all major video file formats, click the button Start (the Windows flag located in the lower left corner of the screen) and click on thegear located laterally in the menu that opens.
In the window that appears, click on the icon System, select the voice Predefined app from the left sidebar and select VLC Media Player give menu to tendin Video player. By doing so, all videos will automatically open with VLC. If you want to use VLC to open audio files as well, select the program icon from the drop-down menu Music player.
Purposes Windows 7 o Windows 8.x? In this case you have to follow a slightly different procedure. Open VLC and go to the menu Tools> Preferences which is located at the top.
In the window that opens, select the icon Interface and click the button Setting up associations located at the bottom right. Then put the check mark next to the item Select all and press the button Save to turn VLC into the default player of all major video and / 0 audio file formats (you can freely deselect the file formats you don't want to associate with the program).
If you don't want to associate VLC with all types of files but only with some of them (eg. REVIEWS o MP4), right click on any file belonging to the type you want to associate with VLC and select the item Property give the menu to compare.
In the window that opens, click on the button Change, select VLC from the list of available programs (or select "manually" the executable vlc.exe from the folder C:Program Files (x86)VideoLANVLC) and click on your button Apply per salvare i Cambiomenti.
How to Set VLC As Default on Mac
If you use a Mac you can set VLC as the default player via the file information panel. To better understand what I'm talking about, click on any file of the format you want to open with VLC (eg. AVI) and press the key combination cmd+i sulla tastiera of the computer.
In the window that opens, expand the entry Open with, select VLC from the drop-down menu below and press the button Edit everything to communicate to macOS your desire to open that type of file always with VLC. Repeat the operation with all types of video and audio files you want to associate with the player and that's it.
How to Set VLC As Default on Ubuntu
It was used Ubuntu and you want to transform VLC in the media player with which to open all major video file formats, go to system settings selecting the gear icon from the left sidebar and clicking on the icon Details present in the window that opens.
At this point, select the voice Default applications from the left sidebar, select VLC media player from the drop-down menu related to video And that's it. If you want, by selecting VLC in the drop-down menu Music you can set VLC as the default player for music files as well as video files.
Mission accomplished! Now, by double clicking on the icon of any video (and / or audio), it will automatically open with VLC instead of the default Ubuntu player.
If you want to associate VLC with only one type of file, right click on any file belonging to the format you want to associate with VLC and select the item Property from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the tab Open with, click on the icon VLC e pulsing sul pulsating Imposta eat predefined but I will complete the operation.
How to Set VLC As Default on Android
As I have been able to tell you in numerous posts, VLC is also available on Android smartphones and tablets, and even on this platform it can be set as the default player for multimedia files. How? Nothing easier.
Use a file manager, web browser, or the Downloads app Android to open a video of the type you want to associate with VLC. When the box to choose the application to play the selected file appears, choose VLC e pulsing sul pulsating Everlasting to make sure that the videos of that format are automatically opened in VLC next time. If you use ES File Manager, after selecting a video to open with VLC, put the check mark next to the item Set as Default App and presses on the VLC icon: you will get the same result.
If the menu does not appear to choose the application with which to open the video, go to the menu Settings> Applications Android and select the player that is used to automatically play movies. Then press the button Clear defaults to remove the bindings of the selected application and repeat the above procedure to replace it with VLC. If you are using Android 6 or later, instead of the button Clear defaults you will find the menu App by default, inside which the button in question is “hidden”.
Please note: VLC is also available for iOS, but unfortunately in the Apple operating system it is not possible to choose the default applications to open videos or other types of files.