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How to Reset Real Player File(.rm) to Open....

by tobeach / October 16, 2007 5:24 PM PDT

with my Media Player Classic NOT with Adobe Reader as is now???

Hope this is right forum or can post to Audio/Video if better.

I un-installed my Alt.Real Player & K-lite (full) codec w/ Media Player Classic to install newer codecs & updated Media Player.

Somehow during this, Adobe Reader got in on the deal and reset the files to open w/Adobe (which can't play as unsupported file type).

I have done the Properties>open with>browse to Media Player Classic>select>apply>OK. The file extension shows .RM but if I double click Adobe pops-up.
If I right click and select Open w/MPC, Adobe pops up! I note the "always open with this program" box is checked & grayed out so unable to change.
I did get the file "Icon" to change from Adobes to the MPC Icon but Adobe still thinks it owns it.

How can I get Adobe out of this & get XP to recognize that MPC should open these??
Thank for your guidance on this!! Sandy ConfusedHappy

System info in profile. XPpro SP1 w/ picked patches, Adobe Reader 6,usual asst'd Anti-malwares. Machine scans clean on all scanners.

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I Solved Problem!! For Others Here's How....
by tobeach / October 16, 2007 6:23 PM PDT

Took a chance on Sys Restore back to just before screw-up
install (always create b-4 doing such!).

This restored the .RM files to the Real Player Icons & restored the file associations to the Media Player Classic (OLD).

I then went to the CP>Add/Delete Programs to un-install the (old)
K-Lite 280 package. Surprise! Couldn't un-install as "doesn't exist"??!!
Then went to My Docs & found saved (old) K-lite 280 (always save last version of anything you have installed!!) and installed it just so I could then un-install it! Worked out fine.

After un-installing 280, went back to My Docs and found & ran install of new K-lite 350 with updated(security fix) MPC. Used default install. Went fine! Tested ...all ok.. so created new post install Sys Restore point & the story comes to a happy ending!! Grin Thanks for reading my plight!! Sandy.

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Yes that is useful,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 16, 2007 6:34 PM PDT

although it doesn't explain why Adobe became the default player instead of WMP Classic, nor why the "Always use this type" option was grayed out.

I might have tried a different way, in desperation. I might have uninstalled Adobe in the hope that this would re-set the association to a generic one from where the "Always use" option was available.

No doubt this would have failed miserably, and I would have been left with an even greater mess! Happy

But working out that the K-Lite Codec pack was probably at fault was a good move.

Like you I keep all my downloaded installation files safe, in case I ever need them again.


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