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Windows 7: Setting MPC-HC as a Default Program, not a file association

03 Jan 2018   #1
QbRt

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
Setting MPC-HC as a Default Program, not a file association

As the title says, I'm trying to set Media Player Classic - Home Cinema as my default player in the list of default programs under Control Panel but it's just not there on the list.

I saw another person have the same issue on a different thread but the answer of "Change your file associations" won't help because I'm trying to use the media keys on my Corsair K55 while playing a game.

I've installed VLC and it shows up in the list of Default Programs so I can set it as such and my media keys work while playing something in fullscreen.

But, in my opinion, VLC sucks in comparison to MPC-HC (lol) so if anybody can help or if this has already been answered, "A step in the right direction equals 1000 miles."


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03 Jan 2018   #2
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Open Control Panel --> Default Programs --> Set your default programs, select MPC-HC from the list of programs and click Set this program as default.
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03 Jan 2018   #3
QbRt

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

I clearly said that it's not on that list. I need a way to add it to the list
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03 Jan 2018   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try adding it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications

Application Registration (Windows)

Registering application in windows registry - Stack Overflow
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03 Jan 2018   #5
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QbRt View Post
I clearly said that it's not on that list. I need a way to add it to the list
Well you were not clear on if you did or not i don't see you told us you have tried the Set your default programs option from Default Programs. I'm using MPC-HC and for me it is listed as default program.
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03 Jan 2018   #6
QbRt

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds like adding a registry entry is the way to go but is there another location that might need editing?
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
baiju a haroon

64 bit, Ultimate
 
 
Setting MPC as your default video player

Right click any video > Open with> Choose default programes. If Media Player Classic is not there in the list then click the drop down arrow near 'Other programes'. if still it is missing then click the 'Browse' key. This time you will be brought to Programe files window. Then select to open 'Media Player Classic' folder and click on the Application file. Don't forget to check "Always use the selected programmes to open this kind of file". finally click OK button.
All the best!
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