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Access AVCHD .mts files
Authored by: doneitner on Aug 18, '12 07:10:25PM

Please explain what "locked into Quicktime" means. Is it no longer possible to set video files to always open with e.g. VLC or MPlayerX?

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Access AVCHD .mts files
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Aug 19, '12 04:53:19PM
I can set movies to open with any application that will play them. I don't know what that means either. .
iMac 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB, 1TB, Mac OS X 10.8
Edited on Aug 19, '12 04:53:54PM by DavidRavenMoon

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Access AVCHD .mts files
Authored by: llee on Nov 12, '12 09:11:41AM
If it's interpreted by the system to be a document, you should be able to tell the OS what application to use to open it. I wrote an AppleScript and packaged it with a similar automator service that allows you to choose from a list of video apps that will be associated with an individual media object, and you can download it from my site.

The script includes its own list of apps to be selected, it doesn't just look for what's on your system. That's partly because there's no reason to associate the file with an app unless you already know it understands the file object type that you're telling it to open. I think the reason for the phrase "locked into QuickTime" is that not all video software at your disposal to access the video content may recognize the package type, even though it might be able to interpret the object that the package contains.

Edited on Nov 12, '12 09:14:01AM by llee

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