If you are not satisfied with the default windows media player. Then you can install VLC media player and make it a default media player in Windows 11.
VLC Media Player is one of the most popular media players, almost every windows user uses it to watch media.
How to Make VLC the Default Media Player in Windows 11
Here in this section, we are going to learn two ways by which we can make VLC the default media player in Windows 11. So let’s get started.
1. Using Windows Settings
First, download and install the latest version of the VLC media player. You can install it from the Microsoft store.
Step 1: Click on “Start Menu” and click on “Settings”.
Step 2: Next, click on the “Apps” tab from the left panel of the Settings window. Then, select the “Default Apps” options present to the right of your screen.
Step 3: Search for VLC Media Player on the search box and select the app.
Step 4: You’ll see a list of media-related files, and under each file name, the app with which it is currently associated. Now you have to change each file type.
Step 5: In Windows 11, you can’t simply change your default media player with a single click. You have to change the assigned media player for every specific file type. For that, select each file type and select VLC media player then click on “OK“
2. Using Open With Option
You can also use this method to set VLC as the default media player using the “Open with” option.
Step 1: Select any video file, right-click on it, and on the context menu select “Open With“. Now click on “Choose another app“.
Step 2: Next, select VLC media player from the available options and then check “Always use this app to open .mp4 files.” and click “OK“.
That’s it, this is how you can make change the default media player on Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.