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Windows Media Player Annoyance

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by DoubleHelix, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned Thread Starter

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    If I'm watching a video in Windows Media Player, and I plug in a flash drive (that only contains data files), WMP wants to automatically load the "files" into its library. This only happens if WMP is already open. If WMP isn't open, there's no such prompt.

    I've already disabled autoplay on all drives. This is really annoying when trying to work on various flash drives while also watching something in WMP. I can't find a setting to disable this, and I'm not sure what to search for in Google.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jazz3000

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    Sounds like WMP has been selected as your Default and you need to separate it from everything you're doing except when you really want to use it to watch something. If it's set to be the receiver of all the various types of formats from BMPs to Gifs and the video codes it will automatically grab onto whatever it qualifies as the Default for. Just adjust it's settings and uncheck what you don't want it to run. Jazz
    I sure hope this makes sense. Long week all ready. Let us know.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000654.htm#3 not sure if this will help but it might
     
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned Thread Starter

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    I don't want to change file associations. I just want to stop Windows Media Player from taking over when I plug in a flash drive.
     
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