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Solved: Windows Media Player File Associations

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by daphne630, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. daphne630

    daphne630 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. stantley

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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.
     
  4. daphne630

    daphne630 Thread Starter

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    I don't see File Types Tab in WMP 11. 0.6002..
     
  5. stantley

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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.
     
  6. 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.
     
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    daphne630 Thread Starter

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    It didn't work... The player is gone forever. Thanks anyway.
     
  9. stantley

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    I'm not sure what you mean by that, but if you want to try a different media player get VLC media player, it plays everything.
     
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    I can't install anything at least now because of the other issues. Thanks for the link.
     
  11. Phantom010

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

    What's the format? MP3?
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. Phantom010

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    Open your Windows Media Player.

    Click Tools > Options > File Types

    Make sure all file types are selected.
     
  14. Phantom010

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    Oops, sorry, that was already posted above in post #3.
     
  15. daphne630

    daphne630 Thread Starter

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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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