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I cannot set VLC as default.

I know about right-click → 'Get Info' but there is no drop-down to change the default so it's not possible to change it. I'm not sure why this is but I know from searching around that I'm not alone.

marked as duplicate by bmike Sep 28 '15 at 21:57

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Choose a file in your Finder, left click on :

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Choose VLC app and check the 'always open with' box

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