thx for the tips.
I will try this, if I don't like it I'll try to install vista 32 and 64 in Vbox and move WindowsMediaPlayer11 to 7's not so great wmp12.
The problem is that in vista I could open the root folder of any media to play in wmp11. In Windows 7, I have to go down to each individual folder. I don't want to "build a library". I only want to play a folder and done with it. The only remaining "souvenir" of this is maybe a playlist saved from this if I want to, not a cluthered library folder that I'll never us again.
All the registry keys/context menu items that worked on vista and XP are useless for Windows 7 now. Even worst, the two machine runs 7 now, a 32 and a 64 (one is too old). They don't have the same registry keys for wmp12. I don't have to go as low in the folder to play one in the 32bit version machine. I've switched the 64bit machine to use wmp12 64bit, still not better. The only player that add context menu element is VLC or winamp, but I use them only for wmv and wma files (look into taskmanager and you'll see why
and dl the links are moved... Open++