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    Default Making VLC default player

    Just upgraded to 11.4 and am at bottom of learning curve again. With previous system (11.2) vlc was default application for videos. Now it is Kaffeine. How can I set default back to VLC please?
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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    On 05/25/2011 03:06 AM, ketheriel wrote:

    > 'How to make VLC the default player - VideoLAN Wiki'
    > (http://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_make...default_player)


    thanks, nice pointer....sadly it doesn't offer any relief for KDE users..

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/25/2011 03:06 AM, ketheriel wrote:

    > 'How to make VLC the default player - VideoLAN Wiki'
    > (How to make VLC the default player - VideoLAN Wiki)


    thanks, nice pointer....sadly it doesn't offer any relief for KDE users..

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    If it's compatible with Free Desktop standards, then it should work...

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    You can right click and change the default player in KDE

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    On 05/26/2011 01:36 AM, webofunni wrote:
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    > You can right click and change the default player in KDE


    yes, but as far as i can see you have to do that for _each_ file type,
    which is a *lot* of right clicking....

    or, if you know the KDE path to follow to one click make VLC the default
    video and audio player for all (mp2, mp4, mpeg, oog, etc etc etc)
    please tell me..

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    On 05/26/2011 12:36 AM, ketheriel wrote:

    > If it's compatible with Free Desktop standards, then it should work...


    maybe you and i are not communicating clearly:

    VLC works perfectly..

    the problem is that when a (for example) *.mp4 file is clicked it will
    open NOT with VLC, but instead with Amarok..

    and, a webm opens with Kaffine..

    and another file type may open with something else..

    and the subject of _this_ thread is how to make VLC _the_ default
    player.....for all the file types it can play...

    (just like if you make Firefox the default browser, you would not expect
    it to only open .html files but also .htm, .asp, .php, etc etc etc)

    see?

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    Not easy but one could try this:
    Easily Set VLC as Default for All Video Types?
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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    VLC works perfectly..

    the problem is that when a (for example) *.mp4 file is clicked it will
    open NOT with VLC, but instead with Amarok..
    I never said it didn't... like the link I posted mentions, if you associate all the mimetypes with VLC then it becomes the preferred one for those mimetimes (and those files are standardized from Free Desktop).

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    Default Re: Making VLC default player

    There seems to be a discussion going on about dynamic update.

    Have a way to dynamically change software associations at distribution level

    But at present it seems mime type association is hard coded. We need to edit and change the files. The InitialPreference key seems to be used to give priority to applications. I dont use much KDE, but sure it will be there somewhere.
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