Sunday, January 3, 2010

Make VideoLAN – VLC media player the Default DVD Player in Windows Vista

I’ve been searching for a while  for a way to make VideoLAN – VLC media player the default DVD player in Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit).  After, several minutes of fruitless searching I finally came across a lifehacker reference to Autoplay Repair and a guide explaining usage. 

To use VLC I created an entry for DVDs with Autoplay Repair


See the VLC documentation for command line parameters.  I used dvd://%L for now.


Then ran the Vista AutoPlay tool to make sure that VLC is the default.


Inserted a DVD and was off to the movies.

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