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Windows 7: DVD - No options for Media Centre

08 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVD - No options for Media Centre

Hi All:


When I insert a DVD the system asks what I would like to do. Fine. However, it will only give me two options: 1) MediaPlayer and 2) Nero. No other options are available including Media Centre in order to play the DVD.

The same is for the right-click. There is no "open with" available for DVDs.

How do I fix these problems.

Thanks,

ms

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08 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post
Hi All:


When I insert a DVD the system asks what I would like to do. Fine. However, it will only give me two options: 1) MediaPlayer and 2) Nero. No other options are available including Media Centre in order to play the DVD.

The same is for the right-click. There is no "open with" available for DVDs.

How do I fix these problems.

Thanks,

ms
Miss Sherlock,

I don't believe Windows Media Center was originally designed to be opened when one inserts a disc but that does not mean you are out of luck. There is a small program available that is free to download that helps you modify the AutoPlay list Windows does not have a tool like this currently available for Windows 7.

Default Programs Editor

You can add Windows Media Center to the list and give it a go. I have not personally used the program. Let me know how it works out for you.
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08 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVD - File Associations

Hi Johnathan:

Thanks so much for the programme. It's interesting that there appears to be several problems with file associations and Windows 7.

I had a major problem with file associations when I first installed the software including the 'low' folder missing. I had to do a complete repair of Windows 7 in order fix all of these problems.

Will give it try.

Thanks bunches, ms
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19 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Johnathan:

An update regarding no options for Media Centre within file associations. In the end I had to call Microsoft Technical Support. I gather it was some sort of installation error or problem. My Technical Support person used a fix to add the Media Centre option to my list in order to open a 'dvd'.

With thanks, MS
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19 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good link i now have WMC in autoplay,however when wmc starts the menu screen opens but the dvd doesnt open
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22 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post
Hi Johnathan:

An update regarding no options for Media Centre within file associations. In the end I had to call Microsoft Technical Support. I gather it was some sort of installation error or problem. My Technical Support person used a fix to add the Media Centre option to my list in order to open a 'dvd'.

With thanks, MS
Can you share the fix with us?
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22 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Johnathan:

I forgot to ask for it. But I have other file associations that need fixing so I've sent off an e-mail for more help.

Will let everyone know once I've found the fix.

Happy Victoria Day,

MS
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22 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post
Hi Johnathan:

An update regarding no options for Media Centre within file associations. In the end I had to call Microsoft Technical Support. I gather it was some sort of installation error or problem. My Technical Support person used a fix to add the Media Centre option to my list in order to open a 'dvd'.

With thanks, MS
Can you share the fix with us?
This works,

WMC not available as an autoplay option
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23 May 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks derek that works for me, nice link
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23 May 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
thanks derek that works for me, nice link
You're welcome Julian, I've used it a couple times myself too.
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