1.    04 Jul 2017 #1
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    MP3's stopped working correctly.


    When I click on an MP3 file a dialog opens asking which player to use. No matter which player I choose the dialog just reopens. If I click on a WMA file it opens my default player and plays fine. If I leave the player window open and drag the MP3 onto it it plays just fine. Not sure when this problem started but I did just upgrade to Creators Update.
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  2.    04 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    http://home.bt.com/images/W10-defaul...00246586002601

    Check that checkbox for whichever program you want MP3 Files to open with.
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  3.    04 Jul 2017 #3
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    "If I click on a WMA file it opens my default player and plays fine. If I leave the player window open and drag the MP3 onto it it plays just fine."

    What is your preferred music player ?
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  4.    04 Jul 2017 #4
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    It doesn't matter whether you check it or not. If you do it is supposed to change your default to whichever player is selected. But in my case nothing happens, the dialog box just reopens. I currently have Windows Media Player as default, but i can change to VLC or something else and same thing happens. I can open any player manually and drag the file in and it plays fine, it just won't play when double clicked which it it always did before. By the way, when I double click a .wma file it opens and plays as it should. Only MP3 files are having this problem.
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  5.    04 Jul 2017 #5
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    Go to:
    Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
    Select the .mp3 extension
    Press the Change program... button, and see if you can fix it from here

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  6.    04 Jul 2017 #6
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    Control Panel no longer exists after creators update!
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  7.    04 Jul 2017 #7
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    Are you ALSO checking the box at bottom of pepanee's screenshot that says "Always use this app to open mp3 files" as well as choosing the program that you want to use ?

    You can also brute force choose to use WMP or VLC thru Control Panel/Default Programs/Set Default Programs. In my screenshot, I'll use VLC as an example. Pick VLC in L column. Check "Set this program as default" and it will let VLC play any and all file types that it can play. Same for WMP if you prefer that instead. The other option to "Choose defaults for this program" will enable you to pick and choose, say use VLC for all video and WMP for all music, etc. Good Luck
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