How to Set Default Video Player in Mac OS X?

How can I set the default player for video is to VLC player? In my Mac OS X, Quicktime is the default media player. Each and every video I need to manually set VLC as default player. Are you facing the above mentioned problem? If so, here is the solution to fix this problem.

Setting Default Media Player in Mac

  • Right click on the file you wish to always open in VLC.
  • Click “Get Info”.
  • In the “Open With” section, select VLC from the drop down menu. In the below screenshot The Bourne Legacy movie with *.mp4 file format’s default media player is changed.


  • To apply this change to all files of this type, click the ‘Change All’ button.


That’s it :)

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One Response to “How to Set Default Video Player in Mac OS X?”


What a tip dude really helped me lot since i wish to set default player in may mac.

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