Windows Media Player 12? file types

turnageMarch 8, 2011

In previous versions of WMP, you could select file types you wanted the player to play. From what I can tell, that is no longer possible in WMP12. Is that true, and how do you find the version number of WMP? The "About" selection in Help is gone.

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What operating system are you using?

If your missing that "About" feature, seems like something is wrong, open and close windows media player, reboot the computer, see if you can get that feature back.

Windows Media Player 12 comes as part of Windows 7.

"In Step 4, you have choice to choose selected file type to play as default with Windows Media Player. You need to click on "Choose defaults for this program" and then select file types that you want to associate with Windows Media Player."

See link below,for more on above.

Here is a link that might be useful: file types that you want to associate with Windows Media Player.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 9:33AM
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Guess I wasn't clear about what I was asking before. I have a new pc with windows 7. On my old XP pc, I use third party software to manage and play mp3 music files. I had to go into WMP-11 tools>options>file types and deselect MP3 so WMP wouldn't try to play them. I just want to do the same on the new windows 7 machine.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 5:05PM
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The link Z provided is what your looking for. You just have to uncheck WMP's file association for MP3.


    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 5:25PM
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OK - got it

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 5:19AM
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