8085Re: [NTO] Double-Click Opens But Doesn't Play File
- Jul 8, 2008Hi Ray
when you deleted the extensions for the other players did they actually take
I would close explorer down and start again ,the other thing did the icons
for the files change when you changed players ?
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Shapp" <ras45@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:16 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Double-Click Opens But Doesn't Play File
> HI Axel and Alec,
> Thank you both for your great help.
> My responses to your suggestions are interspersed below.
> <<You don't say explicitly say that you have uninstaller and re-installed
> ZoomPlayer but I assume you have?>>
> Yes. I used the ZP uninstaller then ran CCleaner then got a fresh copy of
> from http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/ (Note: I am running the same
> version of
> ZP on both machines.) I also scanned with Spyware Blaster, Spybot Search
> Destroy, Ad Aware, AVG, and did several reboots. BTW, All scans show that
> have a clean PC (no malware removals or repairs were necessary).
> <<checking your OP I see that YES it does work when opening within the
> ZPlayer. Okay, this sounds pretty simple - its "just" a matter of
> verifying the file association.>>
> I usually associate a new file type using Open With, but in this case, I
> the extra steps to examine the associations by using
> Explorer-Tools-Option-File and in two cases, I changed AVI and WMV to
> Player Classic and then went back through Explorer-Tools-Option-File types
> re-associate the two media types with ZP. No joy.
> <<But as there is one computer doing it correctly and one not, it is
> simply a
> case of looking into the registries and comparing.>>
> This may be the best advice, but I don't mess with the Registry very
> often. I
> do use ERUNT for Registry backup, so I will get into the Registries as a
> resort. I know there is a way to export parts of the Registry. Please tell
> where in the Registry I should look for the parts you suggest I should
> compare. I'll examine the two dumps side-by-side in NTP.
> << Install VLC (just google) - its another alternate video player 1a) Does
> work? - interesting to know whether is ALL non-MediaPlayer
> or something special about>>
> I would like to try VLC again. I have used VLC v0.5.3 on the older PC, but
> didn't like the interface. I just DLed VLC v0.8.6. The same test video and
> audio files that launch Zone Player but don't render do play immediately
> I "Open With" VLC. There is nothing special about these media files. I've
> playing some of them for years (Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, etc). (Note:
> don't know how to insert u-umlaut into a plain text email.)
> <<Get Revo Uninstaller <snip>its just possible "something" is screwing up
> associations or what have you for Zoom Player. Full disclosure - I don't
> really understand codecs but know they are important!>>
> I'd like to have a nice utility like this in any case, but I need some
> before I go any farther. I doubt my problem is with file associations
> double-clicking any of my media files does open ZP. I'll report whether
> Uninstaller does any good later today. I may even get into the Registry
> I agree that codecs are important, but that's an unlikely issue in this
> because all the files render correctly if I use Send To to get them into
> ZP or
> if I use the Open File menu item within ZP. They just don't start
> automatically after they launch ZP via double-click.
> I didn't say explicitly, but I did try many combinations of options in ZP.
> default options should be sufficient to get double-clicked media files
> the Play List, but I also checked and unchecked all Play List options with
> joy. I also exported the config file from the older (correctly working PC)
> installed it on the new PC, but again no joy.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Ray Shapp
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