Set VLC as the default video player in Ubuntu 13.04

Make VLC your video player in Ubuntu 13.04

Here's how you can make VLC your default video player in Ubuntu 13.04. 1. Open a terminal window. 2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each. sudo mv /usr/share/applications/totem.desktop /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop sudo sed -i 's/totem.desktop/vlc.desktop/' /etc/share/applications/defaults.list sudo sed -i 's/totem.desktop/vlc.desktop/' /etc/share/applications/mimeinfo.list

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