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"Registered File Types" "Opens with" What if a common type is not "registered?" Advanced?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    I sent a family member as short MPG file (<1M8) as an attachment to an
    e-mail. He could not open it. I told him to search for some other MPG file
    that might be on his HD, and see if it opened. He said the found file opened
    with Real Player. But it seems that there is no obvious way to choose which
    app opens an attachment. He and I apparently have different MPG-2 decoders,
    and trying to walk him thru it with my having what must be different
    versions of apps and utilities and plug-ins was a failure.

    So I phoned him and thought that I would have him set Windows Media Player
    as the function to play MPGs. I walked him thru Windows
    Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File
    Types. After his list populated, he found that there was not an entry for
    MPG; the sorted list had entries before and after where MPG types would be.
    I think this is strange, but I thought I would help him enter a type not
    already in the list of types. I failed. Clicking on NEW took me into
    unknown territory, which I do not know how to navigate.

    What results in a specific file type being registered? How could "MPG" not
    be registered by default?

    I do not want to phone him again until I know how to help him. When I do, I
    will ask him if for certain he has Windows Media Player installed, but I
    have been presuming so as I thought that it was a default in the Win XP OS
    installation.

    Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the function
    that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    Check the box for mpeg

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm




    On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    >Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the function
    >that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    >the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    My system does show both. But why does my sister's not list "MPG"
    Would it not be there by default?
    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:asrns55g43voi19bhdu8k29r4ijbji2ei1@4ax.com...
    > Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    > Check the box for mpeg
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the
    >>function
    >>that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    >>the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >>
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    My sister has confirmed that there is no entry for MPEG either.

    Now where do we go?
    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:asrns55g43voi19bhdu8k29r4ijbji2ei1@4ax.com...
    > Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    > Check the box for mpeg
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the
    >>function
    >>that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    >>the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >>
     
  5. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >
    > My system does show both. But why does my sister's not list "MPG"
    > Would it not be there by default?
    >


    You might want to compare the settings, codecs, etc. for the two computers.

    Go to Help > About Windows Media Player.

    Click on the link "Technical Information" at the bottom.

    This will/should take you to a webpage that displays all of the binaries,
    codecs and services for the version of WMP installed on your computer.
     
  6. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Are you telling her to look in WMP?
    In my WMP 11 it is actually Tools-Options-File Types tab under file
    type "Movie file (mpeg)"

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm


    On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:41:10 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    >My sister has confirmed that there is no entry for MPEG either.
    >
    >Now where do we go?
    >"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:asrns55g43voi19bhdu8k29r4ijbji2ei1@4ax.com...
    >> Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    >> Check the box for mpeg
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the
    >>>function
    >>>that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    >>>the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >>>

    >
     
  7. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    My WMP 11 shows only one, Movie file (mpeg) under
    Windows Media Player-Tools-Options-File Types tab

    Are we talking the same area?
    (Explorer-Tools-Folder OptionsFile Types shows MPE,MPEG,MPG but that
    is not the area I mentioned)

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:00:40 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    >My system does show both. But why does my sister's not list "MPG"
    >Would it not be there by default?
    >"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:asrns55g43voi19bhdu8k29r4ijbji2ei1@4ax.com...
    >> Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    >> Check the box for mpeg
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the
    >>>function
    >>>that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly nagivating
    >>>the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >>>

    >
     
  8. almostbob

    almostbob Flightless Bird

    your sister allowed real stupid to be installed, media file types have
    different names, mpeg mpg is likely listed under R in the file types list
    for "Real Player mpeg file"

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    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ea67SH%233KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > My system does show both. But why does my sister's not list "MPG"
    > Would it not be there by default?
    > "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:asrns55g43voi19bhdu8k29r4ijbji2ei1@4ax.com...
    >> Windows Media Player-Tools-File Types tab
    >> Check the box for mpeg
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:43:55 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Can you give me a reference to how to make Windows Media Player the
    >>>function
    >>>that opens MPG files that are attached to e-mails, by correctly
    >>>nagivating
    >>>the Folder Options possibilities? Or by any other navigation?
    >>>

    >
    >
     

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