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For example with vlc or any other good player.

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First, install Ubuntu Tweak.

Then start it up, and select File Type Manager from the sidebar. Select the Video category, and then click on the first row under File Type and scroll down and Shift + click on the last row to select all the different video formats. Click the Edit button and select your preferred video player from the list.

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Your Software Centre links don't work because Ubuntu Tweak is not in the Ubuntu repositories. –  8128 Nov 24 '10 at 20:43
    
@alfalive @fluteflute My bad, I thought it was in the repositories, updated my answer. –  Alvin Row Nov 24 '10 at 20:46
  • Right Click on the file you want to play.
  • Properties > Open With > VLC Media Player (say).

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also a good solution for single files. Thanks. –  vrcmr Nov 24 '10 at 21:24

You can install VLC,to install VLC on your system just run the following commands in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

To replace default video player,

Open nautilus, right click on file you which to change default app,choose Properties from the menu.Go to the tab Open With and choose the player you prefer or Add.

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Thanks but that only install vlc and do not replace a default player. Should I simply delete it? –  vrcmr Nov 24 '10 at 20:19
    
Hmm this doesn't install vlc 1.1 this install 1.0.6 –  vrcmr Nov 24 '10 at 20:57

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