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Changing my default media player


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I somehow have RealPlayer set as my default media player and would like to change that. Can someone please tell me how to do that? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :tazz:
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what would you like to change it to?
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I guess I would rather have windows or quicktime. I have been having problems viewing/listening to some media ever since RealPlayer took over!
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Whenever you install a media player, if you blink during the install, it will set itself as the default player

Open media player, click tools, options, file types, either:

select the types of media you want it to play by ticking the boxes then click apply

Click select all, click apply

Close then re-open the media player or close the player and then open a media file
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Great! Thanks for your help! I appreciate this forum so much!! I just don't know where I'd be without it!!
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Well, I knnow it's been a while but, I finally follwed the instructions you guys gave me. Meanwhile, WMP is not working at all! I don't know what happened! I can't hear any audio or view any video with this program. All other media players work fine, but WMP is where almost all of my media files are located, and I would really like to keep it that way. Any suggestions on how to get this corrected?
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Which version of media player do you have?
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I am using WMP version 10.
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If system restore was on when you installed WMP10 then you can use add / remove to uninstall it then see if you have the problem when it rolls back to WMP9

OR

You can download WMP10 (3802) and see if you have the problem

http://www.filehippo...s_media_player/

Make sure system restore is on
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I know this may be a stupid question but, what is system restore? And how do I make sure that it is on before I follow the next steps?
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Click start then help and support, click undo changes to my computer with system restore, click system restore settings, at this point or before, it will have said if system restore is on

System restore keeps a record of the changes made to the PC configuration, right from the installation of XP to the present, including installs and uninstalls of programmes, if you install something which does not agree with the rest of the PC, you can use system restore to undo it, which is the reason for the suggestion to use it here, if it does not go to plan, it is an easy reversal
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Also your media files are not loacted in media player they located in a file on your HD (probably my music) any media player can access them.
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Thanks Keith! It works now. I appreciate your help and your patience! Thanks again!
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Thank You for letting me know
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