Step 1: Find a Video File
Use File Explorer. When right-clicked, a video file will produce a context menu where you find information and different operations for said file.
Step 2: The Open With Option
This option will list any and all installed apps that can open your chosen file. Since you chose a video, a list of media players will be presented.
Step 3: Advanced Selection (Optional)
If your desired app isn’t on the list, make sure to click "Other". You’ll have to navigate to the app executable itself.
Step 4: Finalize Your Choice
Now that the steps on how to change default video player are complete, you should click "Change All". That will apply your new settings to every file of the appropriate type. One more confirmation, and you’re all set.
Alternatively, select the App Store option at the bottom of the menu. The store offers a wide selection of software available for download. Our recommended choice is the Elmedia Player - a top-shelf video player for Mac.
Important notice: Remember that this is how to set default video player Mac for one format at a time. If you have various formats, you will need to repeat these steps for each one in order for all your videos and tracks to be played by the same media player. For example, changing the default video player for AVI files will mean you still need to repeat the procedure for MKV or MOV files.
This procedure will set default video player Mac for one file format at a time. When you encounter different formats, you may have to repeat it. For example, changing the default video player for AVI files wouldn’t change the setting for MKV or MOV files.
It wasn’t long ago that every major tech company tried to compete in the field of file formats. Now we are left with countless incompatible, inconvenient files. However, a well-developed app will play anything and everything out of the box. That’s why we suggest that you choose Elmedia as your Mac default video player.
1. Install the Elmedia Player
Our website offers this wonderful software for free. A .dmg file will ensure easy installation, and the installed program can be launched from the Applications folder.
2. Open a Video Clip
Besides the standard way, there are several shortcuts you can use - either drag a video onto the Elmedia window, or right-click your file and "Open With" Elmedia.
3. Have a Good Time
To improve your experience further, you can optimize the settings.