Set program as default on Apple Mac Access Denied Error 5000


I have installed VLC video player on my Mac by downloading it from VLC's website. The program shows under applications. I wanted to set VLC as default video player so I right click the video file and set VLC as default but when I click Ok to apply the setting, I receive Access Denied Error 5000 message. I am admin on this Mac as there are no other users.

Could you help me with that please?

Tom SkowyrskiAsked:
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Try running Repair Permissions from Disk Utility.

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Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
strung, did the disk utility come with Mac? or do I have to download or buy it? The MAC is about 2 years old.
Disk Utility can be found in /Applications/Utilities or by searching in the Spotlight search engine (the magnifying glass at the top right of the menubar.)
Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
strung, another stupid question: is Disk Utility just an app-software on Mac or is it cd?
It is an app on the Mac hard drive in the folder /Appliations/Utilities.
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