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Windows 7: Context menu: Play option

22 Aug 2009   #1
saulob

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Context menu: Play option

I had that option in my Vista. It was the 'Play' option in the Windows Explorer context menu. With mp3 files and another sound file. It used a internal Windows player to play the musics. Not Windows Media Player or my default mp3 player (Winamp)

Now with Windows 7 this option is gone. How can I add it back?

Thanks.


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22 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

There is option "show winamp in context menu" in file associations tab; you've must turned it off somehow...
I don't use winamp, but I saw option in context menu on my friends computer...
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23 Aug 2009   #3
saulob

Seven
 
 

Thanks Sassa.

But I don't think it's related to Winamp.

The option you're talking about it's on Winamp and checked. It says:

Winamp Preferences > General Preferences > File Types:
"Show Winamp in the folder context menus in Windows Explorer"

The options that appears from Winamp are: Play in Winamp and Enqueue in Winamp.
All the options use the Winamp player.

The context option I'm looking for it's just 'Play', It opens a small player just with one button Play/Stop and with a music length bar. Windows visual. Without any options/menu.

The strange. I never installed another mp3/audio player in my computer. And if that was the case, if it was a program it would be installed (like all the others) after I upgraded to Windows 7.

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23 Aug 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

I have play option in context menu and when I choose that media player opens...
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23 Aug 2009   #5
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saulob View Post
I had that option in my Vista....

Now with Windows 7 this option is gone. How can I add it back?

Thanks.
I had a similar problem. I wanted to use Irfanview to view jpg's and Photoshop to Edit jpg's. This was simple in xp but apparently the feature was removed in Vista. I found a program that let's you edit the context menu and put the options back. Its called Default Programs Editor. Its free and you can download it here:

Home | Default Programs Editor

Good Luck!
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23 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I had a similar problem. I wanted to use Irfanview to view jpg's and Photoshop to Edit jpg's. This was simple in xp but apparently the feature was removed in Vista. I found a program that let's you edit the context menu and put the options back. Its called Default Programs Editor. Its free and you can download it here:

Home | Default Programs Editor

Good Luck!
File associations can be changed in default programs also...
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23 Aug 2009   #7
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
File associations can be changed in default programs also...
Yes, but you can't use default programs to assign different actions to the file type. When I double click or right click on a jpg, and select irfanview, it opens with irfanview; when I right click and select edit, it opens in Photoshop.
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23 Aug 2009   #8
saulob

Seven
 
 

Thank you guys. I know that I can edit the context menu.

The problem is that I don't know what was the program Windows Vista was using. It's not a player I'm using. I only use Winamp. And Winamp doesn't have this option.

I thought it was a inside Windows Vista program. But now I don't know.

Does anyone knows?
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23 Aug 2009   #9
Sassa

 
 

It was compact mode in media player...
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23 Aug 2009   #10
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

as an alternative to what u want to do, u can press alt+p to get the preview pane and then play the file in the preview pane


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