WMP does not always open when I double click ib an MP3 or WAV file

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by jamotter, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. jamotter

    jamotter Guest

    Often, but not always, when I double click on an MP3 or WAV file Windows
    Media Player does not start. I do have WMP set as the default application,
    but still it too often does not start automatically. I get no error message,
    just nothing. When this happens I do a "Control-Alt-Delete" only to find
    Windows Media Player is already open. Then, I must select it, and shut it
    down. After I do this, the next time I double click a media file WMP then
    functions correctly. It seems that WMP automatically loads at startup, but
    only some of the time do I get this effect. Any suggestions on how to stop
    this annoyance?
    jamotter, Jul 8, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Click a shortcut to WMP and it should show up normally.

    This behavior typically indicates that a device is attached to the system
    and is not interfacing with WMP correctly.
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 11, 2009
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    Ashin Guest

    I have the same bug.
    But in my case, wmp won't open when double clicked on the mp3 file.
    But opens when right-clicked and select open with windows media player
    Once WMP window is open, then adding to the playlist, opening a new mp3 file
    etc works fine.
    But once it is closed, then the same procedure is needed to open the file
    Ashin, Jul 14, 2009
  4. jamotter


    Nov 19, 2012
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    You can try opening mp3s with other tools too, given on the Advanced File Optimizer, as it helps me a lot, i hope it would also help you.
    GSmith, Nov 19, 2012
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