e-mail-attachments(videos)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by NIGHTCRAWLERmb, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Lately I have found that my Videos sent as attachments in my Windows Mail on
    Vista are failing to open when I double click. What occurs is that they
    play, but in the backround with the original e-mail still in view. To see
    the attachment video I have to click on the icon(i have now on the taskbar)
    to view the video playing. The previous video attachments, those, which I
    had save on hard drive are also doing the same if I want to view them. This
    has just began, for before, once I double clicked I could view them right
    away.
    Any further assistance on this would be helpful. Something that has been
    updated or downloaded appears to have cause this ?? I don't know.
     
    NIGHTCRAWLERmb, Apr 23, 2010
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  2. NIGHTCRAWLERmb

    John Inzer Guest

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    If I understand the question...Windows Media Player
    is launching but is not taking focus...maybe it would
    be worth a try to open Media Player and go to...
    Tools / Options / Player tab...check the box...
    "Keep the Player on top of other windows" / Apply / OK.

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    me may not work for you

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    John Inzer, Apr 23, 2010
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  3. Hi John, thanks for your response to my problem. You've got it right, however
    I launched Windows Media Player and what it did was bring up my whole music
    library and nowhere on the usual top area or anywhere else did I find the
    usual; File/Edit/View/Tools etc. I was talking to a friend of mine today,
    and he came up with the same solution, and with both of you with the same
    solution it is very hard to believe that the Tools is not showing up.
    Foregoing that I then right clicked on Media Player click'd on
    Properties/General/tick'd Hidden/Apply/OK. I then tried to see if any of the
    hard drive e-mail attachments would come up and play properly, along with
    trying some new e-mails that were in Mail, and darned it if it didn't work
    properly again.
    But now I'm wondering how to do it the way you both have suggested, being I
    was unable to see Tools. Like I mentioned I'm running Vista, would there be
    any differance with XP etc?

    Any assist on this
    -- Rick/
    Rickless
     
    NIGHTCRAWLERmb, Apr 24, 2010
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    dbknox Guest

    Try "right clicking" near the top of wmp and choose "classic view"
     
    dbknox, Apr 24, 2010
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    John Inzer Guest

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    That's it....but mine (WMP11) says : Show Classic Menus

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    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
    John Inzer, Apr 25, 2010
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  6. Well, I tried it, although you indicate "classic view", mine also is Show
    Classic Menus, but tick on it anyways and if you move your cursor up to
    "View" you'll see on the next pop'd up window "Classic Menu" is already
    tick'd for you and your right it should work. I tried one of my recent
    e-mails of a movie clip-tried it w/o the Classic View tick'd and it wouldn't
    work (it was like I explained in my original post), then I went back to wmp
    tick'd the Show Classic Menu, double check'd View and the Classic Menu was
    tick'd, went back to the e-mail attachment and it worked, so Problem solved.
    With that I thank you all, till next time I'm having a problem.
     
    NIGHTCRAWLERmb, Apr 26, 2010
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    John Inzer Guest

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    You're welcome.

    Thanks for the update.

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    Volunteer J - MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
    John Inzer, Apr 27, 2010
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    dbknox Guest

    Of course you are right John, thanks. I shoiuld have tol
    *NIGHTCRAWLERmb* to try holding down "ctrl" and then pressing "m" t
    toggle between views.
    Oh well all's well that ends well
     
    dbknox, May 3, 2010
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