I have seen people say to click get info then do something with the 'open with' but when I go to get info there is NO open with option, no options to change at all. I cannot drag the files into VLC like I could before the upgrade either. Please help me out! I am not real tech savvy, but I can do basics and follow instructions. Thanks.
Right click on any movie file you have.
At the bottom of that window you will see the current app used to open it.
Change to VLC and use the "Change all"
You need to repeat that for all movie files that have different extension.
Normally you would have .fvl, the .mov, and maybe some other formats.
I just tested a m4v file with VLC Version 2.2.1 and it works fine. (Not sure what type of media files you are trying to open) So here is what I did:
Right click or ctrl+click on the media file Open with > VLC
The file opened just fine. To open ALL files by that type: Use the Get Info option. (in the picture) From there you can select
Change all to use VLC with all files of this type.
I hope this is useful to you in solving your issue.