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Old 06-26-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Change default video player

I know the solution is probably very simple, but i cant for the life of me remember how to change the default settings so certain files open with certain apps. I use mplayer, but lately its become buggy and it doesnt support all files. I recently discovered that i can use my apple remote with vlc which is a big plus. But at the moment all my videos open with mplayer, so what i need help with is how to change the default video player from mplayer to vlc
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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apple+i a movie file and change it in the box that pops up.

why not use Quicktime? Between Perian, A52 and Flip4Mac there is nothing I cant view in Quicktime...
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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i would, but you only get full screen if you buy quick time pro, i might buy it one day with 10.5
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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yeh.... 10.5 is rumored to be coming with fullscreen Quicktime bundled in...
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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yeh.... 10.5 is rumored to be coming with fullscreen Quicktime bundled in...

Thank god. Of all the dumb things to have to pay for in a media player, that's got to be ranked as one of the highest.

kel101: Consider using NicePlayer (free) which is, in my opinion, better than Quicktime (even though it uses it's codecs/components) for viewing movies and of course has a full screen mode.

Some of the good things is that you can view subtitle files, change aspect ratio on the fly and has a playlist. One of my biggest annoyances is that there is no on screen volume slider, though you can set and change the volume via the mouse scrollwheel.

I still use/have VLC and MPlayer installed, but I like to have options
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