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3017 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2006 5:43 PM by staceyeileen
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2006 6:39 PM (in response to staceyeileen)hi Stacey,
iTunes codecs are based in Quicktime (that's why you need quicktime to run iTunes) sorry, I do agree with what you are saying, maybe there is a third-party patch...
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2006 7:24 PM (in response to staceyeileen)One thing you may want to try is to associate video files with VLC as the default instead of iTunes. I am not sure if that will get iTunes to open VLC though.
My guess is no, as usually all the Multimedia parts on OS X are handled by Quicktime.PB G4 1.67, 128MB GFX, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3, 256MB GFX, 4.5GBRAM, 500GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2006 10:45 PM (in response to staceyeileen)iTunes is set up to play videos in iTunes. It does not have an option to choose an external player. If you want to use an external player, you can control-click on the video, choose "Show song File", control-click on the file, and then choose VLC Player. Or, you can change the default app of the videos by highlighting a video in Finder, pressing Command-I to get the Get Info Box, changing "Open With" to VLC Player and clicking on "Change All". now you can go to the file in the Finder, double click on it, and it will open in VLC Player. Note that any video purchased through the iTunes Music Store can only be played in iTunes because they are copy-protected files.1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 1984 Macintosh, 60 gb iPod [Have you backed up your data today?]
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2006 5:35 PM (in response to Tom Graves)Thanks. VLC is already set up as my default player, but I was just getting annoyed with having to navigate to the files in Finder. "Show Song File" helps with that a bit!Macbook Pro 1.83 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2006 5:43 PM (in response to Michael Kalus)Sadly no, having VLC as the default player doesn't change the player that iTunes uses.
The more I think about it, the more annoying this is. It seems counter-intuitive (to me, at least) that iTunes does not honor my default settings to have video files open with VLC and not Quicktime. To give a Microsoft analogy, imagine if everytime I clicked a link in Outlook, it opened up in Internet Explorer and not my default browser of Firefox?Macbook Pro 1.83 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)