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Windows 7: I can't associate portable program as default program

15 Feb 2014   #1
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 SP1
 
 
I can't associate portable program as default program

I am trying to associate kmplayer.exe for these 3 file types - avi,mp4,flv. But whatever i try Window 7 is just refusing to recognize the kmplayer.exe file.
My KMPlayer is in portable format.
What can i do to make KMPlayer as default player for these file types or is there any third party program that can help me create this association?


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16 Feb 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is this how you are associating the files?

Open With - Change Default Program

If so, and that is what is unsuccessful, exactly what happens?

If necessary, you might have a look at this

OpenWith Enhanced

A Guy
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16 Feb 2014   #3
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Is this how you are associating the files?

Open With - Change Default Program

If so, and that is what is unsuccessful, exactly what happens?
I tried creating association with Open With but when i browse to the KMPlayer.exe file and selected it, it doesn't add it to the list of the programs that i can choose as default programs. I don't know why, may be because the program is in portable format.
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16 Feb 2014   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi peter7277, I have never used KM Player, but I do use Media Player Classic Home Cinema portable. I opened it's Options and set it like this.

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16 Feb 2014   #5
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 SP1
 
 

KMPlayer has similar settings and i set .avi,.mp4,.flv to be associated with KMPlayer but still it is not working.
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16 Feb 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding is you can't use a portable format as a default program because it's not installed on the system.
Don't hate me if I'm wrong. Just my understanding.
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16 Feb 2014   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Portable Program associate file extensions

Hi,

I don't use KMPlayer but I do have S-Player portable media player.

Now I can't say if this solution will work for you but this is what I did.

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I left the S-Player settings alone and changed nothing. Didn't attempt to associate any extensions.

Then I created an elevated shortcut to the program's executable file in:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


(Copy and paste into the address bar in an explorer window).

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

(The shortcut should be created here

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

and not on your Desktop as shown in the tutorial. Or you can just use:

http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.152 - be careful and choose the correct download link.

Then rebooted. S-Player runs on start-up and that's not really useful - in fact it's annoying.

However I just right clicked an .mp4 file then chose Open with - browsed to splayer.exe and chose to always open with.

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Rebooted - then removed the elevated shortcut that I'd created earlier. S-Player no longer auto-starts on boot and the default program settings stuck.

A workaround that's inconvenient but works is to add a shortcut to KMPlayer in your right click send to menu.

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

If you right click on a video you can choose to open it with KMPlayer by choosing send to.

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16 Feb 2014   #8
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 SP1
 
 

Thanks, i will try this.
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16 Feb 2014   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi peter7277,
I right clicked mpc-hcportable.exe selected properties and got the option as in my image. My player works without being run as Admnistrator. Try it on KM Player.

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16 Feb 2014   #10
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 SP1
 
 

I finally was able to create the file association from the KMPlayer settings. But from windows explorer still doesn't work.

Anyway, KMPlayer now is set as default player for these file extensions.
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