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Associations not there.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by crane, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. crane

    crane Flightless Bird

    hello,

    I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.

    Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows Explorer,
    I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I found was what
    I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to help him fix it.
    Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first ones were to do
    with his DVD player.

    Anyone here help?

    Thanks
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    Have you tried to reinstall the dvd software ?


    On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 06:40:48 -0500, crane <crane@inter.com> wrote:

    > hello,
    >
    > I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    > computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >
    > Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    > decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows Explorer,
    > I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I found was what
    > I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to help him fix it.
    > Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    > "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first ones were to do
    > with his DVD player.
    >
    > Anyone here help?
    >
    > Thanks



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  3. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    crane wrote:
    > hello,
    >
    > I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    > computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >
    > Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    > decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows
    > Explorer, I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I
    > found was what I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to
    > help him fix it. Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said
    > that they had "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first
    > ones were to do with his DVD player.


    All of them? There should be things like "folder", "file folder", "drive",
    etc too. Anything that can *contain* files or something like URLs. IOW,
    the lack of a file type for a DVD player is normal.

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  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 28, 6:40 am, crane <cr...@inter.com> wrote:
    > hello,
    >
    > I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    > computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >
    > Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    > decided to check out his file associations.   When in Windows Explorer,
    > I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types.   What I found was what
    > I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to help him fix it.
    > Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    > "NONE"  regarding associations,  and all of those first ones were to do
    > with his DVD player.
    >
    > Anyone here help?
    >
    > Thanks


    Has the unit ever played a DVD?

    What software are you using to try to play the DVD and what happens
    when you try to play the DVD?

    When you put the DVD in, what happens and what do you think should
    happen that isn't?

    Is the CD/DVD drive capable of playing a DVD? Some older one do not
    support it.
     
  5. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    crane wrote:
    > hello,
    >
    > I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    > computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >
    > Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    > decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows
    > Explorer, I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I
    > found was what I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to
    > help him fix it. Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said
    > that they had "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first
    > ones were to do with his DVD player.
    >
    > Anyone here help?
    >
    > Thanks

    =====================================
    Maybe you need a DVD Decoder...the following
    links may be worth a look:

    Windows XP Video
    Decoder Checkup Utility
    http://tinyurl.com/ax22e
    or.....
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...AC-0AB6-4990-943D-627E6ADE9FCB&displaylang=en

    Info on DVD Decoders:
    Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
    http://tinyurl.com/j9e29
    or...
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx

    Or you could try one of the following freeware
    players to play your DVDs:

    VLC Media Player
    http://www.videolan.org/

    Media Player Classic
    http://tinyurl.com/yn7osl
    or.....
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/
    (just unzip it and run it...no installation required)

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    http://tinyurl.com/y8goy3o
    or.....
    http://majorgeeks.com/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema_d6213.html
    Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7

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    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  6. crane

    crane Flightless Bird

    Jose wrote:
    > On Feb 28, 6:40 am, crane <cr...@inter.com> wrote:
    >> hello,
    >>
    >> I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    >> computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >>
    >> Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    >> decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows Explorer,
    >> I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I found was what
    >> I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to help him fix it.
    >> Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    >> "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first ones were to do
    >> with his DVD player.
    >>
    >> Anyone here help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Has the unit ever played a DVD?
    >
    > What software are you using to try to play the DVD and what happens
    > when you try to play the DVD?
    >
    > When you put the DVD in, what happens and what do you think should
    > happen that isn't?
    >
    > Is the CD/DVD drive capable of playing a DVD? Some older one do not
    > support it.



    Thank you both, Dadioh and jose,

    Unfortunately, until I go back there in maybe a few days, (wed I hope) I
    cant really answer some of the questions you have both asked.

    No, I cant say whether his player has ever played a dvd.
    No, I cant say what the name of the software is, but I do know he has
    software capable of playing a dvd, just cant recall the name of it.
    Yes, his player is capable of playing a dvd, as it is a dvd player; but
    as for its age, I cant answer until wednesday. (It is a samsung player,
    if that helps.)

    I dont think he has much luck with games either, because I remember he
    said that when he puts a game into the player, it wants to shoot off to
    the internet to update some files or whatever; again, the whole topic
    only came up as I was about to go home, so I only had time to quickly
    look around at what was or wasnt going on.

    I wont tie up posting space, but will read any new feedback as it comes
    in, and hopefully post back on wed night with new found information.

    Thanks
     
  7. crane

    crane Flightless Bird

    John Inzer wrote:
    > crane wrote:
    >> hello,
    >>
    >> I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    >> computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >>
    >> Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    >> decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows
    >> Explorer, I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I
    >> found was what I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to
    >> help him fix it. Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said
    >> that they had "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first
    >> ones were to do with his DVD player.
    >>
    >> Anyone here help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    > =====================================
    > Maybe you need a DVD Decoder...the following
    > links may be worth a look:
    >
    > Windows XP Video
    > Decoder Checkup Utility
    > http://tinyurl.com/ax22e
    > or.....
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...AC-0AB6-4990-943D-627E6ADE9FCB&displaylang=en
    >
    > Info on DVD Decoders:
    > Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
    > http://tinyurl.com/j9e29
    > or...
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx
    >
    > Or you could try one of the following freeware
    > players to play your DVDs:
    >
    > VLC Media Player
    > http://www.videolan.org/
    >
    > Media Player Classic
    > http://tinyurl.com/yn7osl
    > or.....
    > http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/
    > (just unzip it and run it...no installation required)
    >
    > Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    > http://tinyurl.com/y8goy3o
    > or.....
    > http://majorgeeks.com/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema_d6213.html
    > Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7
    >



    Hello John,

    I was just about to hit the hay when I noticed your post,, thank you
    for your input and all the links, I never realised there was so much
    involved to play a dvd. (I personally dont have one, and never needed
    to investigate such things.)

    I definately am going to hit the hay now, and will get back to you all
    wed' night, if I get to be in front of his computer on wed' itself,,
    will provide all info I can gather.

    Thanks
     
  8. crane

    crane Flightless Bird

    Scott wrote:
    > Have you tried to reinstall the dvd software ?


    Hello Scott,

    No, I didnt get to that stage, or to be honest, didnt even consider it.
    I was helping him with other problems when the dvd issue came up.

    Are we talking about Software that came with the dvd player? or any
    Software that can associate with his dvd player.? I say this, because I
    dont think he has any Software, but at the same time, I noticed a
    short-cut on his desktop that related to a dvd player. Unfortunately,
    it was as I was due to leave his house that the whole issue came up, and
    I only had about 10 minutes to look around before I had to leave.

    Thanks for reply Scott, have jotted it down for 'things to try'.




    >
    >
    > On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 06:40:48 -0500, crane <crane@inter.com> wrote:
    >
    >> hello,
    >>
    >> I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    >> computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >>
    >> Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    >> decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows
    >> Explorer, I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I
    >> found was what I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to
    >> help him fix it.
    >> Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    >> "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first ones were to
    >> do with his DVD player.
    >>
    >> Anyone here help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    >
     
  9. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "crane" <crane@inter.com> wrote in message
    news:uWw2GrGuKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > hello,
    >
    > I was helping my friend to set up certain things on his XP Home
    > computer, and he asked why his DVD player wouldnt play a dvd.
    >
    > Did the usual runaround, checking this and that, then after a while I
    > decided to check out his file associations. When in Windows
    > Explorer, I clicked on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. What I
    > found was what I believe to be his problem, but I dont know how to
    > help him fix it.
    > Under File types, the first dozen or so entries said that they had
    > "NONE" regarding associations, and all of those first ones were to
    > do with his DVD player.


    It is normal for it to be listed as "None". Select it in the list, then
    click the "Advanced" button near the bottom.
    Tell us what appears in the "Actions" box there....name all the listed
    actions.

    Is "Play" one of the listed actions, and is it in Bold letters, meaning
    it is the Default Action?

    If "Play"is listed, select it and click the "Edit" button, and tell us
    what is listed there.
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    A+
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