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    Default Changing file associations

    I have a couple of FLV format movies on my phone that play fine with the MX Player video app. The problem is, they are not associated with the player. For some reason, they were auto associated with ZA Archiver (winzip type app), so clicking on the vids in my file explorer triggers that app instead. Plus it opens to ZA's browser, meaning I'd have to browse to the vids again to try and open. At that point, ZA then asks what program I want to open them with. Clearing data on ZA didnt' work (How I thought you could remove file type associations), and uninstalling it removed all associations with the movies. It then just gives me an error that the files cannot be opened.

    Is there any way I can force FLV's to always open in MX Player? I know I could use MX's built in browser to get to them as well, but just a personal preference thing that I want to use the stock file explorer.

    On a Droid Bionic running ICS 232 leak
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    Go to Settings->Apps, and find ZA Archiver. Tap on it, and scroll down to "Launch by Default." Tap "Clear Defaults." The next time you select a video to view, it will prompt you for what to view it with, and give you the option of making it the default.
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    I checked, and the button is greyed out saying no defaults are set.
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    Hmm. That's all I got, sorry.

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    Maybe try clearing defaults in any app that might open media, llike MX Player, any browsers and file managers, etc.

    A workaround would be to convert the FLV files to something a little more conventional, like mp4. There's a good freeware program for the PC called Freemake Video Converter that works very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Maybe try clearing defaults in any app that might open media, llike MX Player, any browsers and file managers, etc.

    A workaround would be to convert the FLV files to something a little more conventional, like mp4. There's a good freeware program for the PC called Freemake Video Converter that works very well.
    I may try that at some point. I've just never had much luck with converting video formats in the past.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Didn't work, but judging by some of the reviews, that app isn't all that great and doesn't always set defaults like it should. Not to mention all the full screen ads in it that the developer claimed to have removed. DX
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    Freemake Video Converter works very well, so give it a try, since it's free!

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    I accidentally selected always open for a wrong player while opening video from Facebook. I tried to clear defaults from all the video players installed but nothing worked. Finally I found out that Facebook opens videos through GALLERY application. So after clearing defaults of gallery app choice of video players is back. My phone is on Jelly Bean.
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    I installed Default App Manager Pro and tried associating epub and mobi... choosing epub the app found Nook which I chose (always), but selecting mobi the app found nothing, (and Kindle works with mobi files)... anyway I rebooted to make sure and when I clicked on an epub file I still got the error msg I mentioned earlier, so the DefAppMgrPro app does nothing for me.... got a refund. But, hey, thanks for suggesting it. This is not good... I may dump the Galaxy and go back to iPad (mini)... also have a HUGE issue with battery use. The iPad Mini charge lasts SO much longer.

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