VLC taking over some file associations

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Terry Pinnell, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Anyone here familiar with VLC please? It has taken over various file
    associations I had mainly assigned to Media Player Classic, such as
    ..WMV, .ASX, .MPEG and .MP4. Oddly, using Open With, selecting Media
    Player and checking 'Always use...' doesn't fix this. And in VLC
    itself I can see no section for assigning File Associations.
    Terry Pinnell, Feb 10, 2008
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  2. Terry Pinnell

    Ken Maltby Guest

    I have found where the VLC Icon seems to get
    itself associated, but a look at the file's properties
    shows that "Opens with:" is associated with a
    different player (MPC, for me as well). The "Type
    of file:" listed is "VLC media file", but its double-
    click response is to launch and play with MPC.

    Sometimes updating and/or installing different
    software makes unnoticed small changes to the XP
    associations and naming settings. My system gets
    these features fiddled with, a lot. As long as it
    launches the right program, I seldom bother with
    fixing the naming or Icon used.

    Ken Maltby, Feb 10, 2008
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  3. Thanks Ken. Here, it was a bit of a mess. AVI was as you describe,
    opening in VirtualDub but showing VLC icon. Yet others, like WMV
    appeared to be trying to open in VLC. Anyway, I hacked around in File
    Types, eventually resorting to the non-intuitive use of the advanced
    button to *Restore* VLC, then changing it from there. Also tidied up
    the icons and 'Type' descriptions.

    Situation is complicated in my case because I use a program called
    OpenExpert which lets me open files with many more progs than the
    built in 'Open With' (limited I think to 8?). For example, I can open
    MPG types with 17 progs.
    Terry Pinnell, Feb 11, 2008
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