iTunes as default player


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Guest

Everytime I highlight more than one song and click play all, it opens windows
media player, is there a way to make it open with iTunes? Also, I've gone
into Set Program Access and Computer Defaults, extended custom, selected
iTunes as my default media player and then clicked ok, but everytime I go
back into it, it keeps selecting use my current media player. How do I fix
this so it's alway iTunes?
 
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Chad Harris

Hi Boe08--

Open iTunes.

From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Click the Advanced button and then click the General tab.

Click "Use iTunes as the default player for all audio files" to select this
option.


Note: Deselecting this option tells Windows to use the default application
you used before iTunes.

CH
 
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zachd [MSFT]

That probably won't work well in Vista, since that requires administrative
credentials. Do they handle that?
 
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zachd [MSFT]

Do they register for the Set User Defaults control panel? That would be the
ideal place to manage this.

Note that "use my current media player" in that context means to use
whatever is selected. It's not checking what that is - in your case that
should be iTunes. The Set Program Access and Defaults implementation is
going to run the iTunes association code - if that doesn't work, if they
have registered for Set User Defaults, that will run the system's
association code with the specified iTunes registrations, which would
potentially work better.
 
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CrazyCharlie

I'm having a similar problem... iTunes used to be registered in the Set User
Defaults but after the latest update from iTunes, it's now not in there. I'm
assuming this would be something that Apple would have to resolve due to an
upgrade? Or could it be related to permissions and not being able to
properly register those keys when performing the upgrade?
 
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zachd [MSFT]

You really should check with Apple about this, as if this is an actual issue
they could potentially resolve it for you. =)

It is unlikely that it is a permissions issue, but they would be best at
triaging this.
 
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CrazyCharlie

Thanks, zachd.

After searching Google and the MS site -- each company is responsible for
following the proper guidelines to have their software comply and be listed
in the Default Programs listing. However, it's still unclear why an update
to the iTunes software would remove that from the listing. I'll check with
Apple and see if I can get anywhere with them. I've had a post in there
about this issue for about 7 or 8 months now with no solution. Only after
rebuilding my system was I able to get things back to normal. And then after
the latest update, back in the same boat.

All the best.
 
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zachd [MSFT]

What's the URL on their forums as regards a discussion of this issue?

This doesn't seem like something that they would struggle with solving: are
you facing radio silence from them, or is there something that is stumping
them?
 

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