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Default program for mp3 files

  1. #1


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    Default program for mp3 files


    How can I change the default program for mp3 files from windows media player to metro player?

    thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Hi Tera,
    right click on an mp3 file and select "Open With" then choose a default program from there....

    walex
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    it doesn't work.
    Each time I right click a mp3 file and choose Open With...
    then select Music while Use this app for all .mp3 files... is checked.

    But the next time I double click on a mp3 files windows media player plays the file.

    I've also select Music in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs and clicked
    Choose default for this program and checked mp3.
    Still Windows media player is associated with mp3 files
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  4. #4


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    odd, i just changed mine with no difficulty. are you seeing the metro music program as a selection?

    be sure to check the box "use this program as the default" an click ok

    walex
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jan 2013 at 10:40. Reason: merged
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  5. #5


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    odd, i just changed mine with no difficulty. are you seeing the metro music program as a selection?
    when I right click a mp3 file and select Open with.... I have only windows media player.
    But if I select choose default programs.... I have metro music as an option. though selecting it, doesn't change mp3 association.


    Quote Originally Posted by walex View Post
    odd, i just changed mine with no difficulty. are you seeing the metro music program as a selection?
    It's checked
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jan 2013 at 10:40. Reason: embedded images
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  7. #7


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Sorry for being late. I was away for a day.

    Yes, that's exactly what I did.
    But still mp3 files opens in WMP.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    No problem, we all must account to the distractions of life.
    I must ask, do you have full administration rights, if not execute the change as "administrator"
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8 Pro


    not only I'm the admin of my own PC but also the the admin of the whole Domain.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 59
    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    "Touche" LOL....... well, I am at a loss with my limited knowledge, so I hope someone else can further advise you,



    walex
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