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How to change .srt back in unkown application Win 8.1 Pro

  1. #1


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    How to change .srt back in unkown application Win 8.1 Pro


    Hello forum I''m new and dutch and my name is Nick
    I have some english movies (just from the internet not a dvd)and I have install some Dutch subtitles
    and they doesnt work on Windows Media Player and other video players
    I know the reason(when you open a .srt file with a notepad than it can not launch anymore in a player because you need something else,but I dont know hat), but I dont know how to set it back to "unknown application"

    I hope you can help me
    already tnx
    Nick de Kruijff

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1


    Open up Command Prompt as Administrator. (Start + X --> Press A)

    Type: assoc .SRT=
    That should change it back.

    Alternatively, you could use REGEDIT.

    Just go here, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\CLASSES
    And delete the folder named: .SRT
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    I have some english movies (just from the internet not a dvd)and I have install some Dutch subtitles
    and they doesnt work on Windows Media Player and other video players
    For the Video Player(s) to regconize that there's a subtitle associated with the Movie. The name of the subtitle must match the name of the Movie. For example:
    the movie is MissionImpossible.mp4
    then the srt filename must be MissionImpossible.srt

    Some Video Player will automatically read the srt file and display the subtitle, others might need to turn on the option to display it.
    srt file is just a text file, you can open it with any editor program: notepad, wordpad etc... and has nothing to with not being able to display from the movie unless you mess up the format within the file.
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    No classes


    thr cmd thing doesnt work and the regedit does work a little because when I was the microsoft folder there is no classes
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    I don't think WMP has ability to use any subtitles, at least I never managed to do it. Using Daum player or VLC to watch movies that are not in Serbian, English or French.
    There are many other players that have much better support for subtitles and everything else than WMP, From VLC and some other ones, you can even use internet to find subtitles in many languages.
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    I don't think WMP has ability to use any subtitles, at least I never managed to do it
    If you install a codec pack such as K-lite which includes ffdshow then you can display subtitle with WMP. However, personally I don't like to install any codec pack in my PC.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Hi Nick,

    See File Extension Type - Unassociate, a tutorial at Seven Forums, for how to unassociate file extensions.

    I'm not sure if the programs mentioned in the tutorial work with Windows 8, but I know Option Three does.
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    tnx guys, but CountMike has right I needed VLC and its working
    PS other thanks for have a minute to help

    if I have a problem with windows I will watch here bye

    Nick
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