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Old 09-02-2020, 05:22 PM   #1
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VLC as default player?


What is the command to use with the "Removable Drives and Media" utility in order to make VLC the default player for CDs and DVDs?
 
Old 09-02-2020, 05:39 PM   #2
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What is the command to use with the "Removable Drives and Media" utility in order to make VLC the default player for CDs and DVDs?
I can right click the file, and in the put up click the open with option then select VLC.

From the same pop up go to properties and select open with VLC.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 07:12 PM   #3
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But how do U get VLC to start playing a DVD when I insert it into the DVD drive?
 
Old 09-02-2020, 07:44 PM   #4
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I think that is going to be dependent on the WM/DE you're using...
 
Old 09-02-2020, 08:14 PM   #5
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When I open the "Removable Drives and Media"Application, and click the "Multimedia" tab, what command do I enter into the "Video CDs/DVDs" box?

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Old 09-02-2020, 08:49 PM   #6
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When I open the "Removable Drives and Media" Application, and chick the "Multimedia" tab, what command do I enter into the "Video CDs/DVDs" box?
Which DE are you using (I know that KDE is default on Slackware). That bit of information is essential.

Where did you find this "Removable Drives and Media" Application? System settings or somewhere else?

Normally, to set default applications for various file types, I look in system settings (or whatever it's called in the particular DE) for something called "File Associations," "Preferred Applications," or something similar.
 
Old 09-03-2020, 10:21 AM   #7
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Which DE are you using (I know that KDE is default on Slackware). That bit of information is essential.

Where did you find this "Removable Drives and Media" Application? System settings or somewhere else?

Normally, to set default applications for various file types, I look in system settings (or whatever it's called in the particular DE) for something called "File Associations," "Preferred Applications," or something similar.
You find it in "Settings".
 
Old 09-03-2020, 11:29 AM   #8
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Since you still refuse to answer what desktop you're using, I'll just post this.

https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Command_line/

Google is your friend. The forum doesn't have to answer everything.
 
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:12 PM   #9
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Since you still refuse to answer what desktop you're using, I'll just post this.

https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Command_line/

Google is your friend. The forum doesn't have to answer everything.
Sorry about that, I'm using the KDE desktop.
 
Old 09-03-2020, 04:36 PM   #10
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I found that I can use the command "vlc dvd://dev/sr1" in terminal mode, and VLC will play the DVD with no problem, but when I try to to use it as a command line in "Removable Drives and Media", a window pops up after inserting the DVD asking me how I want it handled.

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Old 09-13-2020, 01:20 PM   #11
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As per my original question: How do I get VLC to play a DVD when I insert it into the DVD drive? (Okay, it wasn't worded exactly like that, but I think you can see what I'm getting at)

My desktop is KDE, by the way.

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Old 09-14-2020, 05:34 AM   #12
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Can't help you with KDE since I don't use it, but most file managers (guess it's the same for Dolphin or whatever you use) have some option to set this:
thunar: edit > preferences > advanced > configure
spacefm: devices > settings > autorun
caja: edit > preferences > media
 
Old 09-14-2020, 03:38 PM   #13
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Can't help you with KDE since I don't use it, but most file managers (guess it's the same for Dolphin or whatever you use) have some option to set this:
thunar: edit > preferences > advanced > configure
spacefm: devices > settings > autorun
caja: edit > preferences > media
Sorry, but Thunar doesn't have a "configure" option. And with KDE, at least, the configuration for that is supposed to be handled by the "Removable drives and mdeia" app (found in Applications > Settings).
 
Old 09-15-2020, 01:31 AM   #14
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Sorry, but Thunar doesn't have a "configure" option.
Might be that my Thunar-1.8.15 (-current) differs from 1.6.10 (14.2), but I do have a "configure" option, see attached screenshots.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:05 PM   #15
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Might be that my Thunar-1.8.15 (-current) differs from 1.6.10 (14.2), but I do have a "configure" option, see attached screenshots.
Sorry, I missed seeing that the first time around, but I still need the correct command format to get vlc to start playing CDs/DVDs whenever I insert them into the drive.
 
  


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