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Default Media Player Help

by Campbellini / March 3, 2006 6:57 AM PST

I have a Dell XPS 400 which came with Music Match and Windows Media Player and for MP3's, Music Match is the default player. How can I change it to default to the WMP?

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Campbellini, Try This..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 9:50 AM PST

Navigate to a single mp3 file on your computer. If you're using Windows XP, RIGHT click on the file (or hold down the "shift" key and right click), choose "Open With" from the menu, then select "Choose Program". When the "open with" menu opens, place a CHECK mark in the "Always use this program to open this file type", then double click on the "Windows Media Player" listing in the upper window.

The file should immediately play using WMP and it should become the default player for mp3.

Hope this helps.


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And If You Want It To Be The Default CD Player
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 10:07 AM PST

Double click on "My Computer", then RIGHT click on the CD-ROM that plays your music CDs, choose "Properties". When the "Properties" window loads, click on the "Autoplay" tab, then use the "drop down menu arrow" to select "Music CD". At the next window, place a dot/tick in the "Select An Action To Perform", then choose "Play audio CD with Windows Media Player". You can also choose the specific player for "Music Files" by using the same procedure from the drop down arrow menu. After you've made changes, then click on "Apply", then OK.

Hope this helps.


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And one more thing...
by John.Wilkinson / March 3, 2006 2:16 PM PST

To make Windows Media Player the default media player, period, go Start->Set Program Access and Defaults (or alternatively Start->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs->Set Program Access and Defaults), expand Custom by clicking on it, select WMP under "Choose a default media player," and click OK.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks to all
by Campbellini / March 3, 2006 8:58 PM PST

It is done and thanks for your help.

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