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Using VLC media player from iTunes

3017 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2006 5:43 PM by staceyeileen RSS
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Jul 16, 2006 5:44 PM
Is there any way to set VLC as my default video player in iTunes instead of Quicktime? I much prefer using VLC to watch videos, but I like the organization of the iTunes library. I'd love it if it was possible to have VLC automatically open whenever I double-click on a video file in my iTunes library.
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  • Peter Miller Level 4 Level 4 (1,955 points)
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    Jul 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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  • Michael Kalus Calculating status...
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    Jul 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.
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  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Jul 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.
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