A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player

Want to know how to set VLC as default player. After a clean install of Windows 10, you must face a common problem. When you are going to play any music or video it's open with windows default media player.

But you want to open your media file with a VLC media player. To open your media file with the VLC media player you need to set it default.

You do not understand how to set vlc as default. Then stay with me till the end of this article to know how to make a VLC default media player.


Why VLC media player is popular?

VLC is A very popular media player. Which supports any type of media format. For that many users choose this player.

VLC is an open-source media player or streaming software for that it is a very lightweight software. Which can open quite fast than other media players.

For these user-friendly features, many users choose the VLC media player as a default player.


Why it is better to set VLC as a default media player?

For any reason, we need to reinstall or upgrade our operating system. And after that all settings going as their default situation. Also your audio or video player changes their default player in groove music or music & Tv.

In that case, when you going to play audio or video you need to choose different media players every time.

This can be irritating for you, So the best way is to set a default media player. As a result, when you open any media from your computer it is directly open without any option. So let’s check how to set VLC as a default player.


How to set VLC as default player in windows 10

  • First, download and install the VLC media player on your device.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • Now click on start and then select settings.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • After open, the settings option, choose "Apps".

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • The apps & features window will open. Select "default Apps" from the left side.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • Now click on Music Player. You will find many options Select the VLC media player from the list. Again click on the plus icon under the video player and select VLC media player.

Now VLC is set to default media player for some format. But it is not open in .mp4 format. To set VLC as a default media player in .mp4 format follow the steps below.

  • Goto settings And select Apps.
  • Select Default apps from the left side in Apps & features Window.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • Scroll Down And Find “Choose Default Apps by file type ” and click on it.
  • After loading you will find All media formats. Just Find (.mp4) format and click on it.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • You will find a bunch of media player options select VLC media player from them. That’s it.

How to set VLC as default player in android phone

Are you want to use the VLC media player on your android smartphone as a default player? Don't know how to set it?  Don't worry follow the below step-by-step guide and apply the steps on your android smartphone. You can easily set the VLC media player as your default player. So let's start...

  • You need to install the VLC media player on your device. Goto playstore and search vlc media player. After that simply install it.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player

  • After the following process go to settings and select Apps.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player
  • Now select "Manage apps". you will enter in a new window.


A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player

  • In the "manage apps" window click on three-dot in the top right corner. You will find many options. Just select Default apps.

A step by step guide tutorial on how to set VLC as default player

  • In the default apps window, there are many options. Just choose the "play video" options and select VLC media player.
  • Also, if you want to use the VLC media player as a default music player, then select music and select VLC. That's it.

Final Word

So friends I think now it's going very easy for you to set VLC media player as a default media player. You can follow the same process to set any other media player as a default player.

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