There is apparently a known bug with the Totem player under Wayland Totem player not working in Wayland and so I would like to make VLC the default video player until the bug is fixed.

Previously one could select the default player my right-clicking on a file, selecting a player and then selecting the "Set as default" option but in 17.10 the "Set as default" option is not available.

So, how do I make the VLC player the default video player?


On Settings go to Details:

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and then Default Application > Video > VLC

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  • Thanks for yor answer, but I've another problem and not sure to post as another question. The problem is I can't find vlc in player list at all even after reinstall and reconfiguring it. – Morteza Tourani Nov 26 '17 at 16:24

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