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Windows 7: How do I make WMP automatically play the next file?

11 Apr 2012   #1
kurkosdr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I make WMP automatically play the next file?

Is there a plugin or something that makes WMP automatically play the next file? Aka, if I have a two files in a folder, a.mp3 and b.mp3, and I am playing a.mp3, a plugin that would make WMP automatically movie to b.mp3 when a.mp3 ends.

Without having to right click -> Play with Windows Media Player on the folder every time, or create playlists.

My parents are whining about this missing feature. I have told them about the right click on folder -> play with Windows Media Player feature, but they would find it more convinient to select songs from windows explorer, not from WMP, and have WMP move to the next song when the current song ends.


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11 Apr 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open the folder in Music and clisk on "Play All".


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11 Apr 2012   #3
kurkosdr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Open the folder in Music and clisk on "Play All".
Doesn't work.

I open the folder that has the music, I click "Play all", but if i decide to select a song from Windows explorer (by double clicking on it), the ability to automatically play next file vanishes, so I am back to square zero. So, I still can't select files from Windows Explorer. Only from WMP.

Essentialy, this is like right clicking on the folder --> Play with Windows Media Player.
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11 Apr 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, don't know what to say. It works here. I just tested it.
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11 Apr 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you select play all and the selected tracks are playing, then use the media players next track arrow to do it (skip to next track).
double clicking on a single file in explorer will only open the single file. select several different tracks by holding down ctrl when choosing tracks this will highlight the tracks you wish to play ,then click play all
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11 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Julian, here it will play all without selecting anything. If I start at the folder top of the folder, it plays everything in the folder. If I start in the middle, it plays everything from there on.

I am a bit baffled by the OPs problem. But maybe your method will help.
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