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I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and VLC is configurated as my standard video player, Clementine for audio. Works fine when I start a video or audio in Nautilus.

But whenever I start a video from Dash it's opened with the default Ubuntu video player, Totem. For music, Rhythmbox is started.

Is there a way to change this behaviour?

(I've found this question but since it is about 10.10 maybe it's out-dated)

EDIT: Ok, I changed it now myself. I had to use Ubuntu Tweak to set all the file type endings. Is there a way to do it without using Ubuntu Tweak? Setting the default applications in the System Settings wasn't enough.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Right click on any video file and select "Properties".

Click on "Open With" tab of "Properties dialog box"

Select "VLC media player" and click on "Set as default"

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Do the same for audio files and set "Clementine" as your default player.

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thanks for your answer! – rearlight May 8 '12 at 12:05

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