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Old 09-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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How Do I Make VLC Open Videos By Default?

I got ubuntu 8.04. I also have VLC and had problems with it for the past 3 days, but I fixed those problems today. Before I ran into these problems, I was able to open a movie in my DVD player by clicking on the DVD icon on my desktop, then, a folder would open and I'd be presented with an option to 'Open with VLC'. But now, since I've fixed VLC, I'm not given that option anymore. What do I do?

Old 09-22-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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When you right-click on the DVD icon, one of the options should be Open With... hover over that until a menu pops out that should say something like Other Application... When you click that, a box should pop up with a bunch of apps in it. If VLC is not there, expand the drop-down that says Execute custom command, type vlc in the box. Then check the box that says Always Open With and click OK, and you should be good. I'm pretty sure this works with Ubuntu.


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