Solved: Windows Media Player File Associations

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daphne630

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Hello. When I click on a tune, on "play" or "play all", Windows Media Player doesn't open automatically. I have to open it manually, choose a tune and play it. It's been like this for about one year. I've found a few threads but unsolved, does it mean the lost windows media player associations is a gone matter and there's no way to solve it?
I seldom listen to music on my computer, anyway it'd be great to see all programs (Windows Media Player) run smoothly like I've just bought my laptop.
 

leroys1000

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Go to start/default programs and make sure media player is set as default
and all the default associations are set for the program.
 
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In WMP 11 you can go to Tools > Options > File Types tab and click Select All > Apply > OK.

It might be slightly different if you have WMP 12.
 
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It must a difference between Windows XP WMP 11 and Vista WMP 11.

Try the method leroys1000 described and see if that works.
 

daphne630

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Yes, I tried, Default Programs - Set Default Programs - Windows Media Player - Set this program as default. When I click on "set this program as default", it doesn't redirect me anywhere. "This program has all its defaults." But when I click on "Choose defaults for this program", I see the list of files, everything is checked and alright.
Audio Preview or how it's called to the right (a small window with a note sign inside) works.
 

daphne630

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I can't install anything at least now because of the other issues. Thanks for the link.
 

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Where is the music coming from? Your hard drive or the Internet?

What's the format? MP3?
 

daphne630

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Mainly from CDs, some come from Internet. MP3 and wave files. It's not a problem to delete all music.
 

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Open your Windows Media Player.

Click Tools > Options > File Types

Make sure all file types are selected.
 

daphne630

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There's no such a button in Options. Default Program is ok.
Plug-ins - Options - Library - Configure Sharing - Share files is unchecked.
 
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