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Windows 7: File Assocations tab missing in WMP 12 choices

28 Dec 2014   #1
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 
File Assocations tab missing in WMP 12 choices

I wanted to change the file association in WMP 12 so it would play a DVD when one is inserted. Going to Default Programs, in the start menu doesn't help me, WMP isn't in the list of default programs, in the left pane. I don't know why. Also it's not there under START|PROGRAMS I had to add it......

If I open the TOOLS | OPTIONS in WMP there is no tab marked OPTIONS in the list that comes up. I thought there was one of these where you can change the default file associations even after you've installed / set up, WMP.

Although I don't mind VLC,but I prefer to use WMP as the player for a DVD. No, I don't know what the extension is for a DVD, I don't think it's .TS but maybe it is

Thanks!


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28 Dec 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Don't know if this will help Play a CD or DVD in Windows Media Player
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28 Dec 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Also, right-clicking a particular file opens a Context menu that may have Open with... on it, if not hold down the Shift key while right-clicking. In that resulting menu are programs, may have to browse to find the exact program desired. The list may have a place at the bottom to check to set as default.
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29 Dec 2014   #4
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 
Thanks but no luck there

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Don't know if this will help Play a CD or DVD in Windows Media Player
The page(s) aren't appicable to the problem there is no way to choose WMP from the list.

But thanks anyway!

J T
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29 Dec 2014   #5
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 
Sorry but no joy

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Also, right-clicking a particular file opens a Context menu that may have Open with... on it, if not hold down the Shift key while right-clicking. In that resulting menu are programs, may have to browse to find the exact program desired. The list may have a place at the bottom to check to set as default.
Following your instructions I get no " Open with" option no matter what I do. That does work for a file but not a CD/ DVD or so it seems.

Regards,

J T
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29 Dec 2014   #6
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 

The solution was :

START | CONTROL PANEL | DEFAULT PROGRAMS | SET PROGRAM ACCESS ETC. | CUSTOM ...... choose WMP from the listings.
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