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how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player?

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how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? jhh 11/19/08 3:57 PM
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? jcbk49 11/26/08 6:47 PM
open start menu,click set program access and defaults,choose custom configuration,choose google chrome as your default browser,choose media player as your default,then click ok.it took me a few days to figure it out .its working for me now.i have xp.goodluck.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? jcbk49 11/26/08 6:58 PM
ps,if you still have trouble,uninstall quicktime,and try again.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? rojoeditor 12/7/08 8:26 PM
I don't want to uninstall QuickTime, because sometimes I need it. I changed my default to WMP, which I much prefer, but videos still come up in QuickTime when I use Chrome. The same videos come up in WMP when I use Internet Explorer. Chrome developers, please fix this.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? EggMan2000 4/30/09 4:53 PM
I am having the same problem.  I like having videos pop up in windows media player so I can make them full screen.  I just installed chrome and they are imbedded.  How do you change this?  It is a .wmv file, which is still associated with windows media player. ??
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? y.o. 11/9/09 3:38 PM
+1. Actually, I would much prefer to have my .mpg and .wmv files get downloaded and played with a media player of my choice (VLC or MPClassic, for instance) or a related plugin, as opposed to be forced to have to watch them within the embedded Windows Media Player which has very few options.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? pnoeth 11/22/09 9:42 AM
Same here. I often prefer to view video full screen. I can do that with WMP but not in Chrome. Either allow a choice of media player or add more options to the embedded player, like full screen, replay, etc.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? jesd 11/28/09 2:53 PM
I also can't disable quicktime in chrome unless I uninstall quicktime. In contrast to Chrome (which opens all mp3 in quicktime) both explorer and firefox use media player!! I use windows 7 by the way.. I hope that google will make it possible to choose the default program for mp3, etc!!
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? jesd 11/29/09 1:48 AM
I just solved it : The windows media player of course has to be the systems default player, and in addition : instead of installing quicktime, install "Quicktime Lite".. Now every browser (including chrome) use media player to open mp3 files, but the quicktime plugin still works in every browser.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? LizardKing 1/31/10 11:59 PM
Uninstalling QUicktime now to see if this works. Why in God's name Chrome uses Quicktime for anything?? Who uses Quicktime for Chrissake? Except when you are forced to by morons making .movs, is there any reason for this program to still exist??
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? LizardKing 2/1/10 12:04 AM
Where are the options in Chrome?? I mean, there's an option menu but it only has three tabs and only a couple of things inside. How do I tell Chrome to OPEN videos in a media player player instead of imbedded in the page, which is very annoying?? Is there a wider options menu somewhere?? Is there a way to set Classic Menus at the top like every other program in the world (File, View, Play, etc)??
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? LizardKing 2/1/10 12:10 AM
I'm just uninstalling Chome. No way to easily customize this without a manual.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? dryphi 3/1/10 11:01 PM
I am having the same problem with viewing ASX files. They come up in the embedded player (which sucks) instead of streaming to WMP.
And I'm back to using Firefox
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? Jostradamus79 1/9/11 12:40 PM
I know this is kinda late but heres a fix that took me about 5 mins to figure out if that.  Go to control panel open Quicktime. Click Browser click MIME Settings then uncheck Streaming uncheck Video uncheck MPEG. If nothing is checked in those sections then your movie will open in WMP or whichever your default media player is.
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? b7string 1/10/11 12:37 AM
Try disabling the plugin:

Type "about:plugins" in your address bar (without quotes)
Then simply scroll until you find the quicktime plugin, and disable it. (This only disables the plugin in Chrome, you can still use the quicktime player)

Now video files should open in whatever your default player is for that file-type.

Hope this helps!
Re: how do i change the default media player fron quicktime to windows media player? gd122644 2/8/11 3:33 AM
Genius!!!!

In windows 7 it downloads it to a bar at the botom of the page.

Click the down arrow and select 'Always open file of this type'  then its as good as IE !

Thanks....!!!!