I recently installed VLC Media Player on my Windows 7 system. However, I have now found that when I copy a dvd from the dvd drive onto the hard drive, VLC Media Player affixes itself to the files in the video_ts and video_rm subdirectories. I never told VLC Media Player to do anything of the sort, and I want it to come only when it is specifically called. How can I disable this annoying behaviour?
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Go to Tools/Preference/Interface and click "Set Up Associations"
Then tick/untick those file types you want/do not want associated with the program and finally click 'Apply'
Thanks for your help. I tried this and found that VLC Media Player has attached itself unbidden to quite a number of file extensions. I don't know what all of them are so it just seemed wisest to uninstall VLC Media Player. Now is there a way to reinstall it so that it does not grab all of these file extensions (that is, so that it doesn't try to control extensions that don't belong exclusively to it)? Thanks.
I do not remember. But if you do decide to uninstall/re-install then just watch the screens carefully for the file associations dialogue.
Personally, this does not bother me as it has not harmed your files in any way. All that happens is that vlc will start if you click on the video etc within Windows Explorer (or whatver Win7 calls that)
It does not prevent you from running whatever player you wish and opening the video etc. within that