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NHC50

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on: November 26, 2016, 06:59:46 AM
Hey guys I need so help. Here is the problem---Windows has discontinued their windows media player. I have bought some lessons through north light, but I can not play them. Because I don't have the windows media player anymore. So what player do I need to get and where do I go to get one. Or how do I contact Windows to ask them. This is a real pickle that I am in. So I am hoping someone on hear can help me.  :help: :help:


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Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 08:17:11 AM
VLC media player. it is a free download. It plays any format, been using it for years.
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Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 09:36:38 AM
Nina,

I just got a new computer player and it came with Windows 10 and the media player is called "POWER MEDIA PLAYER."

I'm not sure if that is helpful info. Sounds like Maryna has a better suggestion.

I have a friend in my guest cottage this weekend.  He works for Microsoft.  I'll ask him.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 12:31:40 PM
I use VLC media player


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Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 01:41:33 PM
Windows 10 has Windows Media Player. Look in the start menu under Windows Accessories. You'll see it there. Windows 10 has another video player that it defaults to. You have four solutions.

1.) Start Windows Media Player, navigate to the file you want and play it.

2.) Right click on the file you want to play and select "open with". You'll get a dropdown of all your available media players. Select Windows Media Player.

3.) Go to settings/system/default apps. On the right you will see where you can set a default for videos. Click and you will get a dropdown. Select Windows Media Player. Now all you videos will play using WM player. This is how I configured it. But, for Photoshop, I had to use Step  4, as Photoshop didn't show up in the dropdown. Maybe Bill Gates has a grudge with them. ;) If you want to get really specific by file type, continue to step four.

4.) Go to settings/system/default apps. At the bottom you'll see a selection that says "set default app by file type". What this means is that if the video is a MP4,  then you will need to click on the aforementioned link,scroll down to MP4, click and change it to Windows Media Player. From that point on, WMP will be the default for that file type.

Or, you could do as others suggested and use VLC or another product. VLC is pretty good, but if you want WM player, you can still use it.
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Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 04:42:29 PM
Thank you guys for all your help. I called microsoft and they told me the same thing that Steve just told me.
I knew i could always count on my paint basket family. God Bless.  :hug:

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