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Windows 7: downloading mp3 files

11 Apr 2011   #1
Michael1947

Windows Home premium 64 bit
 
 
downloading mp3 files

While experimenting with itunes it seems to have taken over and established quicktime as the default downloader of mp3 files. I uninstalled it but now don't know what to substitute as the default program for downloading.


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11 Apr 2011   #2
whs
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11 Apr 2011   #3
Michael1947

Windows Home premium 64 bit
 
 

isn't there a default program with windows? I was quite happy with the way it worked before quicktime took over.
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11 Apr 2011   #4
whs
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I am not sure. I never download mp3. But there are many free options on the web.
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11 Apr 2011   #5
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Windows Media Player perhaps? Either way, you can restore the program file associations as per your liking by going to the control panel and then "Default Programs".

Edit: This thread might be of interest to you: Default File Type Associations - Restore

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Michael1947 View Post
isn't there a default program with windows? I was quite happy with the way it worked before quicktime took over.
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11 Apr 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Michael1947 View Post
default program for downloading.
What exactly do you mean by that?

A source for mp3, where you buy them for 99 cents apiece or something like that?

If so, try Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody.

If you mean a free source of mp3s, why do you need a "default program" other than an ordinary browser?
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11 Apr 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Michael1947 View Post
While experimenting with itunes it seems to have taken over and established quicktime as the default downloader of mp3 files. I uninstalled it but now don't know what to substitute as the default program for downloading.

That is not a "default downloader", it simply means that your files are now associated with quicktime as the default player. You can open MP3 files with any program that supports them, and you can also change the default program to whatever you wish.

Many programs offer you the option to set themselves as "default" when you install them.

Regards....Mike Connor
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