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Windows 7: No "Open With" on DVD drive Context Menu

09 Dec 2016   #1
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 
No "Open With" on DVD drive Context Menu

VLC is my default player for DVD movies

The only way I can play a DVD movie with SM Player is to open SM Player and drill to the DVD drive.

Is it possible to add Open With to DVD drive Context Menu
... or ...
add SM Player to the DVD drive Context Menu

I don't want to change default player, just yet

Thank you in advance


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11 Dec 2016   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

see if THIS helps
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11 Dec 2016   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't use SMPlayer. Do you have 32bit or 64bit SMplayer and which version - installed or portable?

Anyway I reckon you can get the desired context menu entry like this:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Play_With_SMPlayer]
@="Play With SMPlayer"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Play_With_SMPlayer\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\SMPlayer\\mplayer.exe\" %1"
That's for the 64bit installed version. Modify path for other versions.
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12 Dec 2016   #4
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Hi Callendar, thank you for your response
Just noticed it is 8:43pm your time (7:43am daylight here)

I am using 32bit Win7 HP on a 2012 Toshiba (C665)
Just discovered my (installed) SMPlayer is v14.3.0.0 ... ancient (2014)
Current version is v16.11.0

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callendar
Modify path for other versions.
Do you mean the new key path or exe file path (considering I am using 32 bit Win7 HP) ?

I have been inclined in the last 2 years to use portable programs, hopefully to simplify reloading the OS image, instead of OS clean install and all the sweat of reinstalling programs.
Would there be any problems using portable SMPlayer. ?

I have only one "laggy" portable (v.slow to start) app ... Open Office.

Thank you

Russell
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12 Dec 2016   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As far as I can work out you just need to know the path to mplayer.exe and modify the registry accordingly. I cannot say for sure that it will work but there is no harm in trying. Those registry entries can be deleted if they don't work. It might need a reboot to take effect.

The downside: The context menu entry will show up for all drives.

EDIT: Just to be clear the path to modify if incorrect is shown in Bold Type here:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Play_With_SMPlayer]
@="Play With SMPlayer"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Play_With_SMPlayer\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\SMPlayer\\mplayer.exe\" %1"
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12 Dec 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Portable programs. I don't have any problems with those except sometimes registering them to open file types.

See Posts #26 and onwards:

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