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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Windows Media Player Is Not on the Default Programs List missing set change add

WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER DOES NOT APPEAR ON MY COMPUTERS DEFAULT PROGRAMS LIST

Many people have this problem and many people use registry cleaners in their normal computer use. However, these registry cleaning programs damage your registry and mess up your happy computer time, especially when you get a seemingly stubborn problem such as this.

The first time you notice a problem is when you try to stream audio, usually from an online radio station by choosing the WMP option on the webpage. A program "tries" to download and play but it just hangs there getting to 15 per cent then going back to zero. The program will play if you choose the Real Player or the Quicktime options, though.

Here is your solution:

Re-instate WMP as the default media player

Follow the instructions and your computer will run like new.

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Windows Media Player Will Not Play Streaming Radio in Internet Explorer: WMP will not play in IE

CANNOT PLAY STREAMING RADIO IN IE

You find that radio programs will not stream in Internet Explorer? When You click on Radio Australia for example, the "Listen Live" button", you get error messages or it just goes on trying to load the program forever. You find choosing the Real Player option works fine.

There is something missing from your registry. Registry cleaners are the culprits, all of them. Do not use them! The old registry left-overs when you uninstall programs don't do any harm. They just sit in your registry and take up minimal memory.

SOLUTION

Run these two registry changing zip files.


1.

Download this program "RegisteredAppications.zip"

Double click this zip file in the download folder.

Double click "RegisteredApplications.zip"

Click "OK" in the windows security window that pops up.

Click "OK" to merge the file into your registry.


2.

Download this program "wmp-programs-list.zip"

Double click this zip file in the download folder.

Double click "wmp-programs-list.zip"

Click "OK" in the windows security window that pops up.

Click "OK" to merge the file into your registry.


By the way. If you looked in your default program list before you did the above, Windows Media Player would not have been on the list. After you change your registry with the zip files it will be back on the list.

Installing Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player for Mozilla Firefox
Installing Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player for Internet Explorer
Installing Macromedia Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer
Installing Macromedia Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox
Installing a Program to Run SWF Files
Disabling UAC for a Program

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