Discussion in 'Android Help' started by boristhemoggy, Jun 2, 2016.
I'd like a different movie player to open my mp4 files, how do I go about changing that please?
If you are using marshmallow (at least on a Samsung Galaxy phone)
set as default
This lists all your apps and whether they are set as default. Select the apps concerned and clear or set the defaults. If you clear a default with setting a new default app, you will be given a choice next time you open a file, but your choice will become the default. If you dont like this behaviour there is an app "Better Open With" in Playstore which returns the choice each time a file is opened.
With older android versions you need to do this in
but older versions ask you each time which app you would like to use until you choose "alway use", after which the default must be cleared to get the choice again.
Android 5.1, nothing at all similar to what you suggest in the menu
Open an mp4 file and note the app that is playing it.
Then close the app. Go to menu>settings>applications and find that app in the list under the 'all' tab. tap on the app and select clear defaults. Now go back to your mp4 file and try to open it. This time you should be presented with a list of apps that can open it. Select the player you wish to use and if you want to make that your default select 'always' otherwise select 'just once'
Settings, apps, choose app, there is no menu to clear defaults. It does have a bit that says 'launch by default' but that's empty, even though it's the default player
Do you have any other apps installed that can play mp4's?
Yeah but they don't have an option to set them as default either. I've used one to play an mp4 file and it does, but I can't set it as default
Try going to menu>settings>applications and from there tapping the menu icon and selecting clear defaults (or reset app preferences). Mind you that will clear ALL defaults.
Nothing works. There are even apps running I have found that are not possible to turn off! I've deleted them all.
Have you rooted your phone? Which model is it, BTW.
No, it's a motorola moto g. TBH I think am gonna get shot of it it's only got 5gig fixed memory and it never seems to do what I want.