1.    04 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    win 10

    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?
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  2.    04 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lemtree View Post
    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.    04 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,464
    Windows 10 Professional

    There seems to be an ongoing glitch between the "two Control Panels",
    even if you set defaults in Settings:
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    you still need to go to Control Panel and change all defaults for your desired application:
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    then you will get the right click context menu entry:
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  4.    04 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by WildOne View Post
    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.    04 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lemtree View Post
    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.    04 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 554
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    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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