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I am using a laptop with WIN7 pro installed. Whenever I click on a mp3 file, a tool (as shown in attachment) appears and plays. What is it? Should I download Media Player for better performance? Please direct me to the appropriate download link and version. Thanks much. MP3
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that picture is Windows Media Player, the menu is probably hidden.
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How can the menu show?
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Looks like a mini mode of windows media center
I have windows 7 professional and cannot replicate that using WMP but do get something similar with windows Media Center

r/click your mp3 and open with choose one of your media players
such as WMP or winamp if you have it.
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More detailed help, please?
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by:Merete
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ksfok welcome back, as I said r/click your mp3 file then go to open with and select which player is offered in your panel.
What do you see offered?
I have looked through all the possible images for WMC and dont see this icon
I have windows 7 and my WMP or Media Center does not produce this

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=windows+media+center+player&hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLL_enAU394AU394&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=vjmxTf3PCIj0tgPavaj3Cw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1469&bih=783
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Any non MS free player download?
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by:Merete
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Indeed, My personal choice and the main one I have always used for audio is Winamp
http://www.winamp.com/
For Video I use VLC
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VLC_media_player
 and MPC HC
Media Player Classic Home Cinema
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema
There is tons available to suit all your needs all of these are open source and free
http://www.videohelp.com/tools?toolsearch=mp3+players&Submit=Search&convert=&s=&orderby=Name&hits=50
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by:ksfok
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I used to have Media Player as my default. A few days ago, I accidentally downloaded Quick Time which now became my default. How can I set my default player to be Media Player again? Thanks.
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by:Merete
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Just r/click any of your media files, and then select  open with then select advance >select> WMP and apply as the default player
Or go to Start All Programs> at the top of this List>default programs>Set your default Programs
and Set program Access and Computer Defaults Select Microsoft Windows>apply
I already posted this earlier.
Cheers


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