How to Set VLC as the Default Video Player in Windows 10

By default Windows 10 comes with Windows Media Player, but that’s not the default choice for everyone, Specially for HD movies. VLC comes with pre-installed codecs that Windows media player by default doesn’t have, and downloading those missing codecs can lead to virus and spyware.

VLC is a great choice to swap Windows media player, if you want to use VLC Media Player as a default media player in Windows 10, here is how you can set it:

If you don’t already have it installed you can download and install VLC Media Player It’s a basic installation.

1.  Click on Start Button.


2. Then type Default Programs, and and hit enter or select it from the results.


3. Here you can set the default player for music, videos, movies etc.


4. Now click on the music or the video player option (the one you want to change), and choose VLC Media Player.


You’re done! From now on every time you play a movie or music VLC will run instead of Windows media player.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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