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dolface755

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I was wondering if there was a separate remove program for Real Player and all the components? I have used the Add/Remove from Windows and also the Remove that's included with CCleaner, but for some reason it still comes up saying that it is my default player and I can't seem to get my VLC player to be default with Real components still on my machine. I can no longer use Real while I am still using Windows XP. If someone out there can possibly give me a hand I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you so much


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Hi dolface755,

 

Try this and see if it helps

 

1 Click on Start

2 Click on " set program access and defaults"

3 set vlc as your media player and remove the radio button from Real Player

Ok your way out.

 

Restart your computer

Let us know if this does the trick for you

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Ok thank you I did try that, unfortunately VLC is not listed as one of the options for viewing videos, only RealPlayer and Windows Media. I was hoping if I could find and remove all the components to RealPlayer then maybe I wouldn't have the issues. As far as Add/Remove programs it is not on my system. I have tried searching for anything that even begins with RealPlayer or variants and comes back with no files found, and have tried deleting it through Command Prompt, but it still says that the stupid program is on system. I thought maybe I was losing my mind. I've manually deleted things for years without an issue, up until I got the notification from Microsoft that they would no longer be supporting Windows XP


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Hi dolface755

 

Ok all understood

Next try this:

 

1 Navigate to a media file that you would like to open with VLC

2 Right click the file and select "open with" (note it should be a Right click!)

3 DO NOT repeat do not click on VLC

4 Click on Choose Program

5 Highlight VLC if it is in the list shown, if its not there then :

6 Click on Browse

7 Navigate to the VLC executable file

8 Double Click on it

9 Ensure that the box "Always use..." is ticked/checkmarked

10 Ok your way out.

 

Now try a test and see how you get on

11 if still having problems then download a fresh up to date copy of VLC and install it

 

it should set itself as the default player

Post back and let us know how you get on

regards

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I will let you know. Thank you so much for your advice and input


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Revo uninstaller will remove all parts of a program. Use the advanced mode.

You may have to re-install realplayer so Revo can find it to uninstall it completely.

It is safe to use and removes (advanced mode) registry entries.


Edited by 123Runner, 08 May 2016 - 03:08 PM.

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yes thank you I was just logging onto the site to say thank you for everyone's help but I had a brain moment and figured I'd try reinstalling it then uninstalling it again...for now it seems to be gone will know a little better when I try watching dvd's again


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