How to Set Default Media Player on Mac for MOV, MP4, MKV.. Files

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Last updated on March 22, 2021

Updating default player on Mac will help save a lot of time and also help with repetitive task when we open media files from mac. Here in this article, I will see how to change default music or video player or Photos app for music, video files and photos respectively. Apple’s default app for these types of media files is Apple Music app, Preview app, and Quick Time player.

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Follow the steps below for How to Create VLC Default Player? on Mac, MacBook

Navigate to the specific file type. for this you want to change the default media app on Mac. for me I change Mp4 video file to VLC media player from Apple QuickTime player.

  1. Right click on the media file [Video File] > Obtain informations.Get Info Option for Video File on Mac
  2. To see the Open with section> And Select “VLC” from the drop-down menu. If the installed Mac application does not appear in the drop-down list, select the program in the “Other” option.
  3. And click on the “Everything changes“button.Select VLC Player for Video on Mac, MacBook
  4. you will get a pop-up window “Are you sure you want to edit all similar documents to open them with “VLC” app?”The change will apply to all documents with the MP4 extension. Click on the Carry on button.Continue to open video file on Mac VLC
  5. That’s all.

Repeat the same steps to change default media program on mac such as MOV, MP3, PNG file, JPG file, etc.

If you are looking for special video player for MKV file, here is the best MKV player for Mac.

Can I change the default music player for Spotify on Mac?

Spotify cannot open mp3 file on Mac

yes, we can change the default music player to Spotify on Mac. Spotify does not play these unsupported file types [.mp3, .m4p, .mp4, M4A]. For this, users need to use Other Media player like QuickTime, Apple Music app or VLC media player.

If you have set Spotify as the default music player, switch back to another media player. then follow the steps below,

  1. Access the media file > Right click on and click on “Obtain informations»Option> In the Open with section, select Apple Music or QuickTime.
  2. Click on Change everything button.
  3. That’s all.

First of all, there are the important steps to change or set the default media player on Mac, MacBook.

Jagdeesh Dhiman

Jagdeesh Dhiman is the founder of Techo State. Also a professional self-developer, passionate about techno mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jagdeesh is one of the managers of his family. Contact on: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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