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VLC is a piece of shit

ShadeShade Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just want to use this for MKV files, I did not want it to reassign all media to itself. I cannot for the life of me find the default extensions part of the options, it might not have one. The VLC forums just say to go through and reassign each file type manually, but that still leaves me with a fuckton of orange cones that say VLC across them. SO I uninstalled the piece of shit, but apparently everything is still assigned VLC.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2008
    VLC is a great program.

    Go into whatever your program of choice is for opening those files and reassign them.

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    As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, you're going to waste a lot of time assigning them individually. Follow Tube's advice and use another program to override the defaults en mass.

    If I can run something with another program I usually do, but VLC is great to have for those programs that refuse to run by any other means.

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    VLC is pretty much shit, it uses slow, inefficient filters and decoders, displays many video formats incorrectly and is just generally half assed. MPC+a good codec pack is pretty much superior in every way.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Media Player Classic is indeed better.

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    As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's nice but it's not exactly what he asked about.

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    rock217rock217 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    oh, MPC can convert files into any format it supports? and it can open up video devices like a webcam or your desktop for capture? wow it can do network streaming too!?! ON ANY PLATFORM?!!?!!?

    yea mpc is *much* better than vlc...retards

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    ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Go into whatever your program of choice is for opening those files and reassign them.
    The problem with this is that every file will still retain 'VLC Media File' as a file type and that blasted orange traffic cone as an icon, which is just unnecessary annoying. You have no choice but to manually change them if you want to see the difference in AVI, MKV, MP3 etc. etc. files.

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It should be easy enough to reassign all the extensions in XP and Vista - there should be a Control Panel option to set your default programs (I think it's under Add or Remove Programs in XP).

    I just tried Vista's Default Programs to reset everything from VLC to MPC and it worked fine - the old icons, extension names and associations are back.

    EDIT: O/T, but I also agree with the suggestions for MPC.

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    KhaczorKhaczor Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    VLC is pretty much shit, it uses slow, inefficient filters and decoders, displays many video formats incorrectly and is just generally half assed. MPC+a good codec pack is pretty much superior in every way.

    I can't totally agree with you now because VLC released a new update about a week ago or so that adresses alot of those problems. I still watch .mkv files in zoomplayer but VLC plays them and all other video files fine now.

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    LegionnairedLegionnaired Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Control Panel -> Folder Options -> File Types.

    You still have to change things en masse, but you might be able to do it a lot quicker than with right-click, open with, etc.

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