How do I make it so that VLC isnt the default media player?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Feels Good Man, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 15, 2007
    I recently installed VLC and it shows the icon on every media in my computer now. Im guessing that it's making it open VLC now each time I choose a media file [mp3, avi, flv and stuff].

    Anyway how do you make it so it isnt the defaut player?

    Thanks : D
  2. Issac

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    Open "this computer"
    Go to: "Tools" in the menu bar
    Go to: "File types" in the pop up
    wait until it has loaded all the file extensions...
    now search all those mp3, avi, flv etc files and "change..." their program asociation (or however it is spelled)

    Good luck [​IMG]
  3. stormwolf18

    stormwolf18 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 25, 2006
    In windows media player , go to tools, options, file type.

    or right click a file, choose open with
  4. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Add/ Remove Programs - > Set Program Access and Defaults

    Or look in the options of your new fave program and choose to set it as default for whatever you like
  5. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    Also most media playing apps (well mpc/winamp/etcetc) lets you set it as the default player for different formats in it's preferences.
  6. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    It's really easy to set the default app for any file type in WinXP (don't know about Vista). Right click on a file of whatever type, go to "Open With ->" and then "Choose Program...". From there you can select any app on your computer to open the file.

    If you check the box for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" it will use that app whenever you double click on that type of file.