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Friday, May 4, 2012

Internet Explorer IE Will Not Play Music, Sound, in Windows 8

INTERNET EXPLORER WILL NOT PLAY MUSIC IN WINDOWS 8 FOR WEB PAGES THAT HAVE BACKGROUND SOUND

You have installed the Consumer Preview edition of Windows 8.  When you go to a web page that has sound you get the message along the bottom of the screen that tells you to install Windows Media Player.  After installation there is still no sound when the web page is refreshed.

The problem is the computer has to be set up with Windows Media Player as default.  There are three stages to this and they must all be done.

THE SOLUTION

1) Check if WMP is on the Default Program list.

Click "Start", "Control Panel", "Programs", "Default Programs" and "Set Your Default Programs".

Check if "Windows Media Player" is on the list. If it isn't, go here.

Welcome back if you had this problem.


2) Set WMP as the default player.

Click "Start", "Control Panel", "Programs", "Default Programs" and "Set Your Default Programs".

Choose Windows Media Player from the list. Click "Set this program as default".

You can go further and choose "Set associations for a program" where you can set a player for each file type.


3) Set Computer Defaults.

Click "Start", "Control Panel", "Programs", "Default Programs" and "Set program access and computer defaults".

Click "Custom" and click the expand information arrows on the right.

Cursor down to "Choose a default media player".

Check "Windows Media Player"

Click "OK".

Turn off Internet Explorer and restart.

Go to a website that has video. A warning message will appear across the top of the page in IE asking if you want WMP to play video. Choose "for all sites".


Internet Explorer will play video on any site now.


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