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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.

 

HELP!


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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