how to change the program that plays mp3 files??

  scruffya 18:05 17 Feb 04


I'm running windows XP and have had to for various reasons download several media players, quicktime real etc.

My question is how to I get my pc to play the mp3 files in my program of choice.

it seems everytime you run a program or install it it tries to associate it with all you mp3 files. Normall they ask but one I have installed didn't - I don't think - now I don't know how to change it so that all the mp3 files on the pc will play in what I want them to.

Any help greatly appreciated.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:19 17 Feb 04

Select a MP3 file (single click on it so that it is not opened, just highlighted).

Hold down shift key.

Right click and choose "open with"

Choose your prefered program.

Ensure that the box asking that these files are always opened with this program is ticked.

  scruffya 18:36 17 Feb 04


Frustration ended!!!

I knew there was way but could not work it out.


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