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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Problem

21 Jan 2011   #1
Sem

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows Media Player Problem

Having a small problem with media player on Windows 7 x64

The default action has changed from "Play" to "Add to Windows Media Player list" for some files like .mp3 and .mp4 and it makes trying to play various single mp3s and other files a pain

for some reason .avi files are ok and "Play" is the default action

dont really know when or why it changed i haven't really done anything to make it happen

how do i fix it?

Thanks




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23 Jan 2011   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Why are you opening the context menu to play a single mp3, just double click the song and it will open WMP and play the song
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24 Jan 2011   #3
Sem

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Im not trying to play the file via the context menu and i only showed the context menu so you can see what the default action is

the problem was if wmp is open and i double click on a mp3 file instead of playing the file it will add it to the list

doesnt matter anyway ive solved it now
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26 Jan 2011   #4
kanimation

Windows 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

How did you fix it?
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26 Jan 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Your default setting may have changed. Windows Media Player may not be the default player, which happens sometimes when another player is installed. In your menu above, select "Open with" and select WMP and enable the checkbox.
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27 Jan 2011   #6
Sem

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Your default setting may have changed. Windows Media Player may not be the default player, which happens sometimes when another player is installed. In your menu above, select "Open with" and select WMP and enable the checkbox.
i think mpc-hc might have caused the problem but i already tried what you suggested and it didn't work

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kanimation View Post
How did you fix it?
Default Programs Editor

used that to change the default action to play
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29 Jan 2011   #7
Gawd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MP4 = Can ONLY be played on iTunes & Any Apple Inc. Products

Just Saying XD
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29 Jan 2011   #8
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gawd View Post
MP4 = Can ONLY be played on iTunes & Any Apple Inc. Products

Just Saying XD
excuse you? The fact that you have broken the native filetype associations by installing apple crap on your system doesnt mean you need to tell everyone to break their systems as you have.

MP4 is a native Windows 7 format - it plays without ANY additional software installed.
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