Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens


  1. Posts : 2
    win 10
       #1

    Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens


    Hi

    I have set the default media player for both music and video to VLC and when I double click a single file it opens in VLC. However if I select a number of music files and hit enter or click play at the top of windows explorer it opens windows media player. Even if I right click the files it only gives me options to open in Windows Media Player as shown in attached.

    How can I fix this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens-dump.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 52
    Windows 10
       #2

    lemtree said:
    Hi

    I have set the default media player for both music and video to VLC and when I double click a single file it opens in VLC. However if I select a number of music files and hit enter or click play at the top of windows explorer it opens windows media player. Even if I right click the files it only gives me options to open in Windows Media Player as shown in attached.

    How can I fix this?
    Try changing file association to VLC in settings, System, default apps, choose default apps by file type, change MP3 file to VLC...
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  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #3

    There seems to be an ongoing glitch between the "two Control Panels",
    even if you set defaults in Settings:
    Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens-000058.png,
    you still need to go to Control Panel and change all defaults for your desired application:
    Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens-000059.png
    then you will get the right click context menu entry:
    Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens-000060.png
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  4. Posts : 2
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    WildOne said:
    Try changing file association to VLC in settings, System, default apps, choose default apps by file type, change MP3 file to VLC...
    Mp3 is already associated to VLC as can be seen in the screenshot the icon is VLC and if I double click one file it opens in VLC but several files together open windows media player.
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  5. Posts : 52
    Windows 10
       #5

    lemtree said:
    Mp3 is already associated to VLC as can be seen in the screenshot the icon is VLC and if I double click one file it opens in VLC but several files together open windows media player.
    Yes, I can see that but you may need to check as I indicated just to make sure...
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  6. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    I use one of my Win 10's as a media center and I just checked it by selecting a bunch of .mkv files and the option was to add to VLC media player list
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