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I've downloaded & installed VLC, and it works fine.

However, I can't figure out how to set it to be the default - under Preferences -> Preferred Applications, Multimedia changing the "Multimedia Player" command doesn't seem to do anything.

How is this set?

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What desktop environment are you using? (Gnome, KDE, etc) – John T Aug 26 '09 at 23:05
I'm using Gnome. – chris Aug 26 '09 at 23:59
Could you please sent me the steps required to install vlc in a Fedora 11 PC. – Sen May 28 '11 at 13:07
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You should be able to do this the old-fashioned way, by right-clicking a file of the type you want VLC to play, and selecting VLC as the player to use in the Open With.. menu item.

Alternatively, you can specify the mime-types you want VLC to handle by following the steps on the VLC wiki page: How to make VLC the default player. This procedure will work for any kind of media you wish to configure.

Have a look at my answer on how to change default apps on Ubuntu by configuring the mime-types. The file location might be different on Fedora, but the procedure should remains the same because it is how Gnome behaves.

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Thank you - I couldn't find that for some reason. – chris Aug 26 '09 at 23:23

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