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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Overriding Other Audio Programs?

28 Apr 2010   #1
Catfisher

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows Media Player Overriding Other Audio Programs?



I'm not a fan of Windows Media Player. I downloaded AIMP 2.61 build 560 from CNET and installed it. No matter how many times I enabled all audio file types -including playlists and both applied and saved; whenever I would close the window and reopen it, the associations were gone. If I applied and saved, closed the program and put in a CD; it always opened with Win 7 Media Player. When I manually open the installed program, none of the associations are there. I also right clicked and ran the program as administrator. It didn't help. I uninstalled the AIMP and installed the VideoLAN - VLC media player. I got the exact same results. It will not keep file associations, all music files and CD's continue to open with Win 7 Media Player.

It's as if Windows is overriding my choices, not allowing these programs to become the default player.

Any suggestions on how I can correct this - and your preference for an additional music player are appreciated.

P.S. All I need are basics - play different file types, download CBBD info, and have a playlist. I don't use iPod, sync with anything, or by music online.

Thanks




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28 Apr 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 
Have you done this?

How to Change Default Programs in Windows 7


Default Programs is used to choose which programs you want Windows to use by default to open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a web page. For example, if you have more than one media player installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default player.

Using Default Programs, you can:

  • Set your default programs
  • Associate a file type with a program
  • Change AutoPlay settings
  • Set default programs for this computer
Let's see how you can change settings using Default Programs.

1. Click the Start button to view the Start Menu and then choose the Control Panel option.




2. The Control Panel window opens up. Click on the All Control Panel Items.



3. From all the options choose Default Programs.




4. The windows shows various options. Click on the Set your default program.



A window opens up with the list of all programs available on your computer.



Choose the program from the list by clicking on it eg. Windows Media Player and then click on the Set this program as default link and click Ok.

5. To make a file to be open with a particular program, click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program in the Default Programs window. All the file types with their extension names are listed.




As in above screen shot you can see the default program for .bmp files is Paint. You can change it to Windows Photo Viewer. Click on .bmp file extension, click on Change Program button. A popup opens up as below:




You can also Browse to select other programs. Select the Windows Photo Viewer from the Recommended Programs list and click ok.


6. To change AutoPlay Settings for CDs and other media click on the Change AutoPlay Settings in the Default Programs window. The window opens up with the default settings.




For Audio CD choose Play Audio CD using Windows Media Player option from the combo box and for Pictures choose View pictures using Windows and so on. Click Save to update the changes.




7. Click the last option in the Default Programs that is Set program access and compuer defaults. Window opens up with three configuration options as below:




Using this you can control access to some programs and also set default programs for the computer. Clicking on the Microsoft Windows configuration option shows the default setting for Microsoft windows.



8. Click on Non-Microsoft option to see the defaults for Non-Microsoft programs.




9. You can also customize the configuration settings by clicking on Custom option. Window opens up.




Change default media player as Windows Media Player as shown in the below screen shot.


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