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Windows 7: Default Media Player setting

26 May 2015   #1
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 
Default Media Player setting

Recently, I clicked on a link in an e-mail (Outlook) to an mp3 I posted on my website, and it opened IE 11 and played the file using QuickTime.

My default programs is set to use Windows Media Player for .mp3 files.

After I clicked on the 'manage plug-ins' in IE, and disabled QuickTime ... closed IE, and clicked on the link again in Outlook, it opens IE, it shows a small broken icon in the webpage.



Is this a setting in IE? or a setting in Outlook? or a setting in Default programs?


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26 May 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
outlook what office or .com ?

Either way right click the link and use open with "if listed" and see if wmp is listed if so click on it,
See if that works.
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26 May 2015   #3
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Sorry.. it's windows Live mail (2011), and right clicking only gives me "Copy Shortcut", "save Target as"... and "add to favorites."
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26 May 2015   #4
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Here's another strange thing... When I click on the link, and it opens Quicktime to play the file, when I go to 'manage add-ons'... Quicktime is there and I can disable it - that's when I get the red X. If I close the browser, then open it again to 'manage add-ons', Quicktime is not listed.
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28 May 2015   #5
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Solved by uninstalling QuickTime, reasserting WMP as default on mp3 files and rebooting.
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28 May 2015   #6
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

I use VLC Media Player all the time because it plays more file types and has better settings that WMP, on WinXP as well
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