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Resetting Which Player Willl Play What File Type.


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#1 theganjagorilla

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:06 AM

Could someone tell me how I can change the settings on my Windows 98 se computer so that I can assign which player plays which file I choose?

As of right now, I have real player, windows media player, quick time player, and AOL all trying to take control of all my media files.

If I do reset which player gets to play what file, will any of the above player try to reset my new settings later on?

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:54 AM

You can go to each program mentioned, and in the option menues you should be able to set what types of files the program will handle.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:39 PM

So what happens when two programs have been set to run the same file?

I "think" that might be the reason why I'm having trouble getting video to d-load from some of the message boards I visit.

In the past I would attemp to view a movie file. Real Player would fire up, and play the video just fine. Now after loading AOL, Windows media player will start up when trying to d-load a video. After the player pops up on the screen, it just sits there trying to connect, never getting any closer to loaded the file than when it started.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:58 PM

So what happens when two programs have been set to run the same file?

Decide which program you want to open which particular file type (,mpg, .mpe, wmv, .....).
Go to that program, and make sure it is set to open that file type.
Go to the other programs and set them to NOT handle that particular file type, usually by un-checking a box.
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