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Windows 7: Double clicking on a DVD/BluRay does nothing!


25 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Double clicking on a DVD/BluRay does nothing!

Hi all,
Has any of you ever experienced this problem before, i set the DVD and bluRay drives to be associated with powerDVD however i have the following issue:
Works:
- If i insert the DVD/BluRay then powerDVD automatically launches
- If i right click on the DVD/BluRay then i can select "Play with powerDVD"

DOESNT work:
- If i try double clicking on the DVD/BluRay drives
- If i right click on the drives and press "Play"

When i say it doesnt work i mean windows throws up an error saying: "This file does not have an associated program for performing this action. Please install a program ..."
I know for a fact that i HAVE associated the drives with powerDVD yet it still complains!

If anyone have any idea how i can resolve this i would be very grateful


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25 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

You could set the program as a default.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ociations.html
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25 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for reply Pro, however i have tried this already and when i set powerDVD to be the default for all however it STILL doesnt work when i double click on it!Its almost like there is something broken in windows that needs resetting in regEdit or something. Have any ideas?
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25 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok just to give another update, i followed this link: Change default programs using Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
And selected under custom - Choose default Media Player - "WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER".
Now since ive done that when i double click on the Drives i get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the drive."
WHAT THE HELL! (i am admin).
Any further help?
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25 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok after a good few months of trying and giving up in the process a few times (Thank you microsoft for seemless user experience and wonderful support) i finally figured it out by messing around in the registry.
To solve this problem navigate in your registry to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
DVD
Shell
Play
Command
In Command double click on the default (and if you are using powerDVD 10 for ex paste this instead of whatever is in that textfield):
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" "%L"
For any other program specify the path and then whatever its play command is.

NOTE: When you do this for the DVD it also automatically works for blu-ray so this is clearly a bug in windows.
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26 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute View Post
Ok after a good few months of trying and giving up in the process a few times (Phuck you microsoft for seemless user experience and wonderful support) i finally figured it out by messing around in the registry.
To solve this problem navigate in your registry to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
DVD
Shell
Play
Command
In Command double click on the default (and if you are using powerDVD 10 for ex paste this instead of whatever is in that textfield):
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" "%L"
For any other program specify the path and then whatever its play command is.

NOTE: When you do this for the DVD it also automatically works for blu-ray so this is clearly a bug in windows.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-autorun.html

Did you read that?
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26 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes i came across this and remember trying it but didnt make any difference, the only thing that seemed to work for me was when i tweaked registry.
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18 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute View Post
Ok after a good few months of trying and giving up in the process a few times (Thank you microsoft for seemless user experience and wonderful support) i finally figured it out by messing around in the registry.
To solve this problem navigate in your registry to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
DVD
Shell
Play
Command
In Command double click on the default (and if you are using powerDVD 10 for ex paste this instead of whatever is in that textfield):
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" "%L"
For any other program specify the path and then whatever its play command is.

NOTE: When you do this for the DVD it also automatically works for blu-ray so this is clearly a bug in windows.
i wanted it to run with Windows Media Player 12 , so i pasted this

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
it didnt work , it just opens media player but doesnt play the dvd i put it in
i also tried this , didn't work
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmlaunch.exe"

can u please help me


dude never mind i fixed , also by myself

i went to WMP.DVD , shell , play command , and copied this "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"/prefetch:4 /device: DVD"

DVD is linked with the : , but due to forum emoticon i separated them here

damn we helped ourselves , even thought we weren't the experts

thanks rezelute, the only useful person here
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25 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

old thread but it provided the solution, thanks rezelute.
using powerdvd in win8 gave the same issues.
not any more.
cant rep you as the thread is too old,
next time...
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