Make File Manager+ Open Videos in Another Video Player App on Android 9

File Manager+ is a rather popular Android app. I like it too and use on my numerous phones and tablets. Some time ago I had to install MX Player Pro because my devices played video clips from my action cam without sound. MX Player Pro solved the problem completely but when I tried to open videos using my favorite File Manager+, it played them without sound again. I was surprised a bit but in a moment I understood that the file manager opens videos and songs in its internal players. In a few moments I made another discovery: as it turned out, my Google Pixel doesn’t have a setting to define a default video play. By the way, my Redmi Note 5 had such. Here is how to fix to issue and force videos to play in the app you wish.

How to Make File Manager+ Open Videos in the Default Player Rather Than Internal One

For this purpose you need to disable internal Video and Sound Players in the app:

  1. Launch File Manager+.
  2. Navigate to the app’s Home screen: file manager+ Home
  3. Now tap the dots icon on the upper right and head to its Settingsfile manager+ Settings
  4. Disable the option Use internal image viewerdisable internal image and video viewers File Manager+

If the File Manager+ is unable to open the video file, you may need to choose the default player afterwards:

select a default video player Android

That’s it.

Have you ever faced similar problems? If you have something to add on the topic, please drop a comment below! I know, that the same app may behave differently on different devices. That’s why your experience may be very useful for somebody. Thank you in advance and have a nice day with Android devices!

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