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VLC vs WIndows media players

by RodriguezRobertoJ / May 14, 2012 7:21 PM PDT

I have windows 7 and I don't want to use the VLC media player to run my my files. Can I remove VLC and it not affect the opperation of my files or laptop?

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Why not
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 14, 2012 7:24 PM PDT

just ignore it and use whichever media player you want?


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by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 14, 2012 7:27 PM PDT

If you installed it yourself, you can remove it yourself. But, as Mark says, why should you?


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Do what you want.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2012 1:12 AM PDT

But I find most folk are not prepared to figure out how to get other media players to work with some files. VLC is a nice app when it comes to this area. It works without you having to learn about CODECs.

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Treat VLC like any other pgm.
by Willy / May 15, 2012 3:44 AM PDT

Uninstall VLC just like any other pgm. found in the add/remove section of Win7 control panel. No, it shouldn't fool with your current media setting or what have you. As others suggested leaving it in place isn't going to cause problems. In fact during a media play selection, if no default was optioned, then when "right clicking" a media file, you can then select what media player to you. You can also make any other media player the default if not already done so when any media needs to be played it will be prompted to use that pgm.. I hope this clears things up.

tada -----Willy Happy

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