I have never been so frustrated before in my life.... I need to reapply some of the streaming file video file type associations for windows media player it asks you about when it first runs the setup.... except unlike previous versions of windows media player, the one built into vista doesn't have a file type tab! It can't even be reinstalled, the setup just says everything is dandy, and I can't even install the latest version of wmp 11 from the microsoft website because it tells me my version is "newer".... all this is happening right after I find out windows photo gallery doesn't show moving gifs!!! wtf! Anyone else ever feel like kicking all MS bigwigs in the head? wth can I do to change these streaming file type associations?
PS. If you've seen any method for getting vista to play gifs properly please do tell
Find or create a file with the extension you want to reassociate with WMP. Right click and select Open With, then Choose the Default Program. From here, select Windows Media Player - just make sure the Always use the selected program box is checked.
Give me a bit more credit. The files aren't easy to get to... its either just a link, only providing html data, or a big white box telling me to install a missing plug in (wmp11) because with the file association with the type of streaming media i'm talking about firefox just doesn't know theres a program available that can play them....
Well like I said, it wont work, just shows a red screen on all videos, though apparently this was all a mute point as it turns out you just need a special plugin to get wmp to work with firefox in vista