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There is a list of default applications in system configuration > details.

I changed the default video application from the movie player Totem to VLC media player, but I can't see any change or effect of this. For example, .avi files are still being launched with the default movie player "Totem".

Of course, I can change this by right clicking the file, going to properties > open with > and setting VLC media player as my new default application to open that type of files. But, do I need to do this for all the video file formats in my PC? I was expecting the default application list to do this for me.

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This is a bug in Ubuntu trackable here: lp:#876897, and so is off topic here. Hopefully this will be resolved in a stable release update down the line. –  Jacob Johan Edwards May 2 '12 at 5:27
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This is off-topic only because it is a bug, and bugs should be resolved on the bug-tracker so that developers are aware of them. Not because the question theme. Just to be clear. –  Javier Rivera May 2 '12 at 8:37
    
Thank you guys. I didn't know it was a bug. I have already marked the option "this bug affects me" in that bug tracker page. –  Tom May 2 '12 at 14:51
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closed as off topic by Jacob Johan Edwards, jokerdino, Javier Rivera, jrg May 2 '12 at 17:38

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