WMP 12 file associations - where?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by John Smith, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Hi, for the life of me I can't fine where the file associations for WMP 12
    reside under Windows 7. Can anyone please rescue me from my torment.

    Don't tell me its: Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Default
    Programs > Set Associations

    I hope not, as I don't like sifting through all that mess...

    John Smith, Sep 25, 2009
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  2. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Hi, thanks for the response.

    I did go to Default Programs. I went to "Control Panel > All Control
    Panel Items > Default Programs > Set Associations". Is that what you mean?

    My question (to be more specific) is usually when you want to change a
    file association for a program you go to that programs "Options > File
    Associations" menu and select what file you want to associate with that
    program. But there doesn't seem to be one in WMP 12. The only way I seem
    to be able to change it is via CP>ACPI>DP>SA, but that has associations
    for possible extension on earth.

    I recently installed Windows 7, having previously used XP. So I'm not
    familiar with the territory.

    Thanks for any help.

    John Smith, Sep 26, 2009
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  3. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Ok at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default

    So I guess this is where it all takes place. Shame my other installed
    media player program isn't listed there. File association in W7 seems to
    be a mess at this point in time :)
    John Smith, Sep 27, 2009
  4. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I've been using XP up until a few days ago. This
    change to Windows 7 is such a massive step that it's somewhat
    overwhelming. Ok, I admit, centralisation is the way to go. This is a
    good step for file associations.

    My other media player is KMPlayer

    I like using it as it has a small footprint and handles virtually every
    codec. It actually has had a recent update (few days old), however it
    hasnt been twigged to allow it to be displayed in the Default Program
    section. I think most vendors wont release so called updates till October.

    This is the same situation with Kaspersky. With KIS installed, Win7 is
    still telling me no antivirus is present. Kaspersky flatly refuse to
    provide any updates till October. Anyway I'm going off on a tangent here
    talking about security products in a media forum ;)

    I'm beginning to like Win7, and I will always like WMP.

    Thanks again :)

    John Smith, Sep 27, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    The old XP file association system is really broken/limited - people
    (developers) had problems all over the place. The new system isn't the
    be-all end-all, but it's light years better.

    What specifically are you trying to accomplish here that you feel you
    cannot? =)

    zachd [MSFT], Sep 28, 2009
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