Change the default player to VLC (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
January 3, 2009
TV-Server Version: v1
MediaPortal Version: v1
MediaPortal Skin: Xface
Windows Version: XP sp3
CPU Type: AMD Dualcore
HDD: Multiple
Memory: 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA78GPM-DS2H
Video Card: onboard ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics
Video Card Driver: Current CCC
Sound Card: Onboard ALC889A
1. TV Card: Hauppauge HVR 1600
MPEG2 Video Codec: ffshow
MPEG2 Audio Codec: ffshow
h.264 Video Codec: vlc
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Charter
HTPC Case: Midtower
Cooling: P/S
Power Supply: Standard
Remote: Hauppauge
TV: Samsung PN42A410
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

I know this is a double post but I got no help from the codec section.

Does anyone know how to change the default player for videos to VLC within Media Portal? In config, I entered the path for both video and dvd external players but within MP, WMP launches still.



Portal Member
January 3, 2009
Hey thanks for the reply. I figured that no one was interested. To be honest, I've read the online manual to an extent but I am relatively new to media portal, codecs and custom configurations. when I play .iso or .vob files, windows media player kicks in and doubles the size of the letterbox. VLC lets me change the aspect ratio on the fly but I'd rather just press play and everything works as it should with great picture/sound.

thx again.

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom