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Windows 7: QuickTime plays my MP3s but only sometimes...

13 Aug 2011   #11
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkylineUK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If this is happening in a browser you need to disable the quicktime plugin.
I can't find a plugin tab or anything in IE9.
Press the cog and from the dropdown select manage add-ons.
QuickTime plays my MP3s but only sometimes...-capture1.jpg

In the dialog select toolbars and extensions and make sure that the all add-ons is selected from the drop down.

QuickTime plays my MP3s but only sometimes...-capture.jpg

Then disable any QickTime entries in the list.




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13 Aug 2011   #12
SkylineUK

Windows 7 64 bit Home SP1
 
 

That doesn't work - it disables any playback, including Media Player. I found a site discussing this and they say the only sure-fire way to cure it is to do a registry amendment of:

reg export "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4063BE15-3B08-470D-A0D5-B37161CFFD69}" D:\qt_plugin\qt1.reg
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4063BE15-3B08-470D-A0D5-B37161CFFD69}" /f


The site is here:
Solution to disable Quicktime plugin for IE (this one works)

The trouble is I'm still trying to figure out how to make this amendment. How do I get into the registry and find this?

Thanks!
John
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13 Aug 2011   #13
kado897

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I'm no expert on the registry and if I were you I would leave it alone if you are not experienced. You can destroy windows by getting it wrong.
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13 Aug 2011   #14
SkylineUK

Windows 7 64 bit Home SP1
 
 

Agreed.
In fact the guy with the solution says to run the two statements above to avoid editing the registry. The first statement backups up that single entry (the QT secret hijacker...) to a place on D: and the second statement deletes the registry entry.
But I don't know though if I just copy and paste them into a 'Run' box or not. I guess I could try the backup one.
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13 Aug 2011   #15
kado897

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You could do that. But I can't advise you about something I don't know about myself. Perhaps someone with greater knowledge in this are will come along. I strongly urge you not to do it without further advice.
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13 Aug 2011   #16
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Before we do something drastic like registry editing... could you please look at these QT settings (sorry the example is partly Dutch.... but you'll get the drift)

In you rQT properties/preferences, under Browser choose filetypes. You've probably already done that because of SledgeDG's quote, but then for MIME...
However, it is a bit more complicated than that depending on the websites file associations.
Could you post a copy of your snips like below for both filetypes AND MIME?

QuickTime plays my MP3s but only sometimes...-quicktime.jpg


Could you also post a link to an example website, if possible, where you have this problem?


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13 Aug 2011   #17
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO (NOT INSTALLED)
 
 

My first post included something I used with XP and did not work. I deleted my post.

I tried the registry export/import with the link given by the OP http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...5-a183a14c7a63 and it does work with IE9. I only needed to do the first export and import.

Run an elevated Command Prompt to do the registry tweaks. You have to create a folder "qt_plugin"; the author used a "D" partition, but you can change that to whatever partition you want. If you do not have a "D" partition, then use "C" and create a folder "qt_plugin". Then run the Command Prompt and copy/paste the export reg into the window and press enter. If you created the folder where you saving the reg info, then it will complete with success. After that, just do the reg delete, doing a copy/paste into the Command Prompt and pressing enter. It will tell you it is successful if done properly. (If you change the "D" to "C" or whatever letter, you need to change the registry info you are copy/pasting into the Command Prompt.)

I did not have to do a reboot. If successful, then MP3s should open up with your default media player.

To reverse your work, to restore to normal, just merge the reg file that was exported. Like I said, I just had to do the first export and import and it worked for me. I tried the other exports/imports but did not need it.

It's pretty simplistic, but if you are not comfortable around the registry, then I would not muck with it. ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP OF THE REGISTRY OR REGISTRY KEYS BEFORE WORKING WITH THE REGISTRY.

To simply look at the registry, go to the Start Menu, search, type regedit. It opens up. The keys given are abbreviated: the first 4 letters responsed to the main keys: HKCU=HKEY_CURRENT_USER and so on.
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13 Aug 2011   #18
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Please be very careful. This thread (I think) has given us no clue as to what understanding the OP has of registry editing whatsoever. In such cases we hesitate to give such advise. Even with your correct warning in it...

Quote:
It's pretty simplistic, but if you are not comfortable around the registry, then I would not muck with it. ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP OF THE REGISTRY OR REGISTRY KEYS BEFORE WORKING WITH THE REGISTRY.
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13 Aug 2011   #19
SkylineUK

Windows 7 64 bit Home SP1
 
 

I took my courage into both hands, did the backup line first, all ok, so went for it.
And it worked! Media Player fires up now instead of QuckTime.

Is it Quicktime that are responsible for doing such a sly registry entry that means that no amount of file association corrections will unpick it? How irresponsible.

Thanks everyone.

John
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13 Aug 2011   #20
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO (NOT INSTALLED)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkylineUK View Post
I took my courage into both hands, did the backup line first, all ok, so went for it.
And it worked! Media Player fires up now instead of QuckTime.

Is it Quicktime that are responsible for doing such a sly registry entry that means that no amount of file association corrections will unpick it? How irresponsible.

Thanks everyone.

John
Yeah, QT is pretty bad at taking over file assocations. That's it's major problem. That's why I don't like it. With XP, it was easier to control. The problem is worse with Windows 7.

Glad it worked for you. Perhaps I might take the plunge and use QT again.

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