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Windows 7: How to play avi


29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to play avi

I want MP to play all my video files when I double click the file.
However, although WMP plays avi files perfectly, I can't assign this format to WMP.
Right clicking, open with..., nothing.
Browsing there for an exe there's wmplayer.exe but it's greyed out and nothing happens when I double click it to add it to the list of selectable programs.
Using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Anyone?


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29 Aug 2010   #2

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

All you need is Shark007 free codecs from here:Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs
and all your files would play nicely on WMP, good luck, and thanks to MR.Shark007 personally, since he's a memeber of our forum.
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29 Aug 2010   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

AVI files are played perfectly, it dose not need any extra codec for it . What can you do to assign an avi with wmp is :

1 . Right click on an avi file , and select properties in the context menu .
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2 . In the properties window, if the opens with is not WMP, Click on chance button .
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3 . Now in the coming window , search for WMP ... first in recommended programs . If it is not there , search in other programs by clicking the down arrow, and if is still not there (a mere chance though), browse to C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe .
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Hope it helps .


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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Pic1: unlisted
Pic2: Wmplayer.exe is greyed out- selecting it nevertheless leads to the Pic1 screen unchanged

I'm sure I don't need a codec, because Open with...Windows Media Player works perfectly...
I just need WMP to come up when double clicking on an avi file.
Have it set to Powerdvd right now but that's a slow program.
Prefer WMP...

Disregard the starter exe option, tried that but it's some internal starter.


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30 Aug 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In the right picture above you need to highlight wmplayer.exe which is 5 below the one you have highlighted!
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Yes but it's greyed out as I pointed out.

Anyways, it's solved.
It's in the start menu/ search for standard (or maybe default in E versions of Windows 7) programs / Mediaplayer /Let it handle all possible formats.
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30 Aug 2010   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Yes but it's greyed out as I pointed out.

Anyways, it's solved.
It's in the start menu/ search for standard (or maybe default in E versions of Windows 7) programs / Mediaplayer /Let it handle all possible formats.
Good to hear the problem is solved but you will agree that looking at your screenshot it doesn't appear to be any different to the other lines above and below it, unless they are all greyed out, of course!
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31 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

On my screen it definitely is.
Anyway, selecting the exe does not work.
Wish Windows 7 wasn't so complicated in many respects...
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31 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
Wish Windows 7 wasn't so complicated in many respects...
If it was simple then there would not be any problems then we wouldn't all make such good friends on this Forum
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31 Aug 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You may try this registry entry Default_AVI.reg . Run the registry entry to merge it, and it will force your avi files to restore the default program association .

Otherwise you may run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ... it will restore entire the system to the default .

Actually it is not complicated at all , rather it is much easier .


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