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how to assign default video program?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Beyond X, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Beyond X

    Beyond X Flightless Bird

    It used to be Windows Media Player(WMP) that automatically implemented
    video when a video file is clicked. Now, after a new application was
    installed which includes a video-playing feature, it has taken over the
    default status. I want to re-assign WMP as default. Where is the file
    (perhaps an .ini file or perhaps a registry item) that designate default
    programs? Thanks for help.
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > It used to be Windows Media Player(WMP) that automatically implemented
    > video when a video file is clicked. Now, after a new application was
    > installed which includes a video-playing feature, it has taken over the
    > default status. I want to re-assign WMP as default. Where is the file
    > (perhaps an .ini file or perhaps a registry item) that designate default
    > programs? Thanks for help.


    Goto Tools, Options in WMP and select the file formats you want to be
    played by WMP.

    Bernd
     
  3. Beyond X

    Beyond X Flightless Bird

    Thanks for reply.
    But all formats have been checked in File Types in WMP and, as I stated,
    WMP used to be default video program until a new application (actually
    it was Nero 8) was installed.
    I asked how to switch back default player from Nero to WMP.


    Bernd wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >> It used to be Windows Media Player(WMP) that automatically implemented
    >> video when a video file is clicked. Now, after a new application was
    >> installed which includes a video-playing feature, it has taken over
    >> the default status. I want to re-assign WMP as default. Where is the
    >> file (perhaps an .ini file or perhaps a registry item) that designate
    >> default programs? Thanks for help.

    >
    >
    > Goto Tools, Options in WMP and select the file formats you want to be
    > played by WMP.
    >
    > Bernd
     
  4. GbH

    GbH Flightless Bird

    Beyond X wrote:
    > Thanks for reply.
    > But all formats have been checked in File Types in WMP and, as I
    > stated, WMP used to be default video program until a new application
    > (actually it was Nero 8) was installed.
    > I asked how to switch back default player from Nero to WMP.
    >
    >
    > Bernd wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >>
    >>> It used to be Windows Media Player(WMP) that automatically
    >>> implemented video when a video file is clicked. Now, after a new
    >>> application was installed which includes a video-playing feature,
    >>> it has taken over the default status. I want to re-assign WMP as
    >>> default. Where is the file (perhaps an .ini file or perhaps a
    >>> registry item) that designate default programs? Thanks for help.

    >>
    >>
    >> Goto Tools, Options in WMP and select the file formats you want to be
    >> played by WMP.
    >>
    >> Bernd


    Folder options|filetypes?

    --
    Geoff
    ExploitEd

    Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I do wish I could
    remember the darn question
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Thanks for reply.
    > But all formats have been checked in File Types in WMP and, as I stated,
    > WMP used to be default video program until a new application (actually
    > it was Nero 8) was installed.
    > I asked how to switch back default player from Nero to WMP.
    >
    >

    Did you try what I suggested ?

    There is no such thing as a default video player. The problem is that
    all videoplayers try to claim the file associations for themselve.
    That's your problem. Reverting that is normally done by the way I
    suggested, with all video players, by their Tools menu.
    If WMP should be an exception then reinstall it.

    Bernd
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Have you looked in NERO, to UNcheck the file types?

    Beyond X wrote:

    > Thanks for reply.
    > But all formats have been checked in File Types in WMP and, as I stated,
    > WMP used to be default video program until a new application (actually
    > it was Nero 8) was installed.
    > I asked how to switch back default player from Nero to WMP.
    >
    >
    > Bernd wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >>
    >>> It used to be Windows Media Player(WMP) that automatically
    >>> implemented video when a video file is clicked. Now, after a new
    >>> application was installed which includes a video-playing feature, it
    >>> has taken over the default status. I want to re-assign WMP as
    >>> default. Where is the file (perhaps an .ini file or perhaps a
    >>> registry item) that designate default programs? Thanks for help.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Goto Tools, Options in WMP and select the file formats you want to be
    >> played by WMP.
    >>
    >> Bernd
     

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