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A friend of mine has Netscape Communicator 4.7, and he installed Quicktime 4 (don't know exactly which version).  Everytime he tried to play midi files with Netscape open, the quicktime would open up to play the file.  Well, quicktime did not sound good at all, so my friend tried to play with settings, and nothing worked, so uninstalled Quicktime.  He then uninstalled and reinstalled Netscape 4.7.  He even re-downloaded Netscape.   Right now, he is not able to play midi files while in Netscape because it tells him that the quicktime files are missing.  Is this a regedit (please tell me there is another way!)?  I need an answer quick.  Please help!!!
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Question by:Fredcanfly
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by:calacuccia
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What did your friend use before installing Quicktime 4 to play his midi files ?

There must be a setting somewhere in Netscape preferences which defines the software to be used when playing midi's (Preferences). Maybe, he'll have to take a look in there first.

Calacuccia
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by:jjcontact
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Tell him to do a FIND for *.mid
When there is even one found, hold the shift key and right click at the same time. Choose OPEN WITH. When the open with dialog box comes up select Winamp and be sure there is a check in the box to always use this program for these types of files.
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by:sorgie
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Try opening regedit
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Open Software
Look for an apple folder. Delete references to Quicktime.
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by:PLansdowne
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Go to Windows Explorer>View>Folder Options>Files Types.

Scroll down the list until you get to MIDI Sequence.

Double click on it.

Under Actions you should see "Open" and "Play".

Double click on Open and under Application to perform action place the following:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer.exe"  /Play "%L"

Now double click on Play and place the following:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer.exe"  /Play "%L"
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by:jjcontact
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Ok here is how to do it from Netscape

For experienced users to fine-tune the
Applications preferences:

 1.From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

 2.Click the Navigator category; then click
   Applications.

 3.To add a new helper application to the
   list, click New Type (New on Mac OS
   and Unix).

       Type a description of the type of files
       the application works with; for
       instance, "movies" or "sound files."

       Type the file extension (suffix) used
       by this file type. If this type of file uses
       more than one suffix, type them all,
       separated by spaces. Examples: text
       documents often have the suffix "txt";
       some image files have the suffix "gif";
       and HTML documents have the suffix
       "htm" or "html."

       Type the MIME type. MIME types
       consist of two words separated by a
       slash (/). For instance, a TIFF image
       file's MIME type is "image/tiff". If you
       don't know the MIME type, leave the
       field blank.

       On Windows, click Browse and
       select an application that handles
       files of this type. On Mac OS and
       Unix, click Application, then click
       Choose.

       Click OK.
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by:calacuccia
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Jjcontact,

You were lucky to have Netscape. I only have it at Work, and am at home now ;-)
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by:jjcontact
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I think the Winamp thing is easier.
It is just that it seems to help if you can quote from the Software company.
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by:Fredcanfly
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Calacuccia--- I have been looking for that setting.  If you can find it, then I will award points.

jjcontact--- We have tried that.  Doesn't do a thing.

sorgie--- I am doing the help by phone.  I was wondering if you could find a regkey that might be involved.

PLansdowne--- Media Player always defaults as the midi player.  Only when Netscape is open will the problem occur.

Thank you all for your good input.  Keep the good ideas rolling!

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by:jjcontact
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Sorry, so much network congestion I couldn't get the page loaded before it timed out.
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by:jjcontact
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I found a reg key you might look at

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Suffixes]
and
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\VIEWERs]
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by:jjcontact
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Here is another one

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\Installed MIME Types]
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by:Fredcanfly
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Thank you very much, my friend got that up and running in no time with your suggestion.  I am glad that there wasn't a regedit involved!!!
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