4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2008 8:43 AM by Russa
mac3278 Level 1 Level 1
I want to know how to NOT use iTunes for Internet playback as a default. Every time I download an audio file from the internet, iTunes automatically springs up and starts playing it, how do I stop this?
Thank you.

Mac OS X, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • distantstorm Level 1 Level 1
    You could try RCDefaultapp from http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

    Freeware and apparently still works fine with Leopard.

    From site..."RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only). MacOS X uses the extension and file type settings to choose the application when opening a file in Finder, while Safari and other applications use the URL and MIME type settings at other times for content not related to a file (such as an unknown URL protocol, or a media stream)."

    Setting should be under MIME types - scroll down for audio and select application you want to use for each audio type.


  • Russa Level 4 Level 4
    If you find out let me know too.
  • Andrew T. Level 4 Level 4
    What player are you wanting to use as the default player?

    Launch iTunes - Go to iTunes Preferences - Advanced - They have a middle area with Streaming buffer size, use iTunes for Internet Playback, and Reset All Dialog warnings.

    I believe you can click Reset. And this should revert iTunes to only play standard content not web content. You can test it out after the reset.

    Other then this the other possibility is the following

    Quit iTunes

    Launch Finder - Click on User account - Go to User Library - Preferences - Delete the

    com.apple.itunes.plist - Now launch iTunes. It will take you through a small setup wizard. This does not affect your Playlists or how iTunes looks on the inside. Just the launch wizard appears for first time.

    Click on the No, Do not modify my internet settings. Then follow the rest of the setup.
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4
    Bring the file you want to play to your desktop, right click on it and select "Get Info", scroll down the window, and click the triangle titled "open with" and select QuickTime; be sure to click the "change all" button as well.

    All files with the extension of the file you changed will now play with QuickTIme.