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Double click movie file will not open Windows Media Player

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#1 joliett


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

When I double click any movie file, it will not open windows media player 11.   I'm running windows XP.


If I set the XP window file associations to always open with Zoom Player, then Zoom Player will open on double clicking normally.


If I set it back to open with WMP - it will not open.


I can right click any movie file and click open with WMP and that will work.


It's just DOUBLE CLICKING the file that doesnt work.


I am experienced computer user and this one has me baffled.  I do know all about file associations, but I just cant get this working.  BTW, running safe mode still has the same problem.



Edited by joliett, 02 May 2014 - 07:46 PM.

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#2 joliett

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:58 PM

Duh... tried to uninstall Windows Media Player in order to reinstall WMP11.  Forget uninstalling it....I just downloaded WMP11 and installed it.  Now the file associations work properly!! 


Now I need to reinstall K-Lite Codecs into WMP...always a problem for me to decide which version to install???  I went to Wikipedia and read all about the different versions.  I chose the BASIC VERSION...a minimum of codecs get installed.


Also - what to do with WMP Network Sharing Service - whether to allow it through my firewall? 

I had pop-ups from ZoneAlarm requesting sharing WMP on my network.  I chose to allow sharing.

Edited by joliett, 02 May 2014 - 08:25 PM.

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