Ubuntu – How to set VLC Media Player as default video player

The following steps show how to set VLC Media Player as the default video player.

It assumes you already have VLC installed, if you do not see how to install VLC Media Player using terminal.

  1. Click on the ‘System Settings’ icon in the launcher
  2. Click on the ‘Details‘ icon
  3. Select ‘Default Applications’ in the left hand menu
  4. Set ‘Video’ to ‘VLC media player’ (you may also want to do the same for ‘Music’).
  5. Close the window the save the changes.

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