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Making VLC the default .flv player on a MacOSX

by janetlondagin / November 27, 2009 11:31 AM PST

I can't figure out how to do it.

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Try this,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 27, 2009 9:43 PM PST

1. Find a .flv file that you want to play.
2. Right click the file and select "Get Info" (you can Command + Click if you are still using a 1 button mouse or press Command + I or select Edit > Get Info from the menu bar
3. In the section labeled "Open with:" use the drop down menu to choose "Other"
4. Using the resulting navigation window, find the VLC player and choose it.
5. Back in the Get Info window, under the statement "Use this application to open all documents like this one", click the marked "Change All"
6. VLC should now be the default player for all files with the extension .flv

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Let us know how you get on with the above instructions


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VLC play default
by janetlondagin / November 28, 2009 4:59 AM PST
In reply to: Try this,

Thanks so much. That's the way it usually works. I can't find something that's right in front of me until I ask.

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(NT) You're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 28, 2009 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: VLC play default
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