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Tried a reset to defaults, but I am unable to replace stock with VLC as default movie, music, TV etc. player.

Any expert suggestions!

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Follow these steps to set VLC as default player to let VLC open for all media formats. Step 1: Open Windows 11 Settings by clicking the Windows icon and choosing Settings. Step 2: Under the App tab, click Default apps on the right side. Step 3: You can type Movies & TV to the box next to Set defaults for applications and press Enter.

Or
Alternatively, you can go to Default apps, scroll down to find VLC media player, and click this item. Then, change the default media player to VLC for all the file types.

In addition to default open a video with VLC by changing the default media setting, you can try another way to open your video with VLC. Right-click the target video and choose Open with. Then, select VLC media player and click OK. You can check the box of Always use this app to open xx files
Took a very quick search to find this.
 

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Or you can right click on the file you're opening, go to properties and change it to open all with vlc instead.
 

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Or you can right click on the file you're opening, go to properties and change it to open all with vlc instead.

Thanks, I was doing that. But isn't a way for VLC to play all audio, video files all formats vs using groove, movie player etc. in one go?
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspirion 5510
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    core 17 11th gen
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    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD NvME2
  • Operating System
    W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    XPS Special Edition
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel® Core i7-11700 processor
    Memory
    32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual channel
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Thanks, I was doing that. But isn't a way for VLC to play all audio, video files all formats vs using groove, movie player etc. in one go?
I think when I installed it first time round it gave me the option to select all the file types it was to default to. You can follow humbirds recommendations too and may also have the desired result :) either that or you can Try uninstall vlc and reinstall it again and see if it gives you the option to choose them again.
 

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    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Gaming X Z490
    Memory
    16GB Viper Steel Series 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX2070 Super X OC Windforce
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 3840X2160 Benq Gl2250 1920x1080
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    4K/1600/1440/1080
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    M.2 - ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB
    SSD - Samsung 860 evo
    PSU
    Corsair 650w
    Case
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
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    Razer Ornata Chroma
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    Steel Series Rival 710
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    Opera GX
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    Windows Defender
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