How to Make VLC the Default Media Player on a Mac

Here's how you can change your default media player on macOS.

By Ajoy Kumar Add a Comment 2 Min Read
How to Make VLC the Default Media Player on a Mac

The VLC Media Player is the best app to play all your favorite audio and video. It can also play video and audio CDs and DVDs. Besides this, VLC also comes with some unique features like subtitle integration, video snapshot, dual audio track option, and more.

Now, if you are thinking of making the VLC Media Player the default media player on your Mac, you can follow the guide till the end to find out.

How to Make VLC the Default Media Player on a Mac

To make VLC the default media player on a Mac, you can follow these simple steps:

1. Locate the audio or video file on your Mac.

2. To change the default media player on your Mac. Right-click on the file and click on the Get Info option from the menu that appears.

Getting File Info on Mac

3. It will show you the media file info and the current default player. From the drop-down menu next to Open With, select the VLC app.

4. If you don’t find the VLC option, click on the Other… and add VLC.

Changing the Default Applications on mac

5. Once you have selected the VLC app, click the Change All…  button. 

6. A prompt will appear. Select the Continue button to apply the changes.

Confirming the Changes

Once you have completed these steps, VLC should be set as the default media player on your Mac, whenever you open any media files, such as videos or audio files. It will automatically open in VLC Media Player instead of the default media player on your macOS.

Conclusion

That’s it; this is how you can set VLC as the default media player on a macOS. If you haven’t installed VLC on your Mac, you can follow the linked guide. If it’s not working on your macOS, you can try some troubleshooting steps to fix it. Check out our guide on fixing VLC Media Player if it’s not working on macOS.

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