music player

  1.    29 Jun 2016 #1

    music player

    Hi all,
    please could someone tell me how to move my music back to windows media player, I have problems using interface of Groove Music, and since someone f****d about with my laptop, they seem to have moved music to aforesaid Groove...
    please please help
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  2. Arc's Avatar
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       29 Jun 2016 #2

    Try it: Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Click On the Item under "Music Player". It will let you to choose an app. Select WMP there.

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  3. transmaster's Avatar
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    Window 10 Fall Creators update
       29 Jun 2016 #3

    There is another way that works as well and you don't have to dig into the settings. It gives you control of which music player plays a given codec. Open your music folder On a individual music file right click it at the bottom on the dialog box that opens click properties, in the dialog box that opens look for the box that says Change click this box. It will bring up the choices you have for playing this file. click the player you wish to use for this music file, you want to use, click on the icon for Windows Media player and that makes every music file on your Laptop that uses this file codec WMP as it's default player. When your make your choice at the bottom of the :"change Box" click Apply, then OK, done. This is a handy way of doing this because as good as Window Media Player is is does not play all music such as MKV, OGG, APE files natively. I would suggest you load the music player Foobar2000 it will play all music files, it does not do videos. it is a free music player that does not take up much space on your system.

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  4.    29 Jun 2016 #4

    "someone f****d about with my laptop, they seem to have moved music to aforesaid Groove..."
    The Groove library works like WMP's. You can choose which folders it looks for music at startup. Open Groove, hit the gear setting in L column (see screen). If you click 'choose where . look for music', likely the default is your entire This PC/Music folder. If you delete all the folders, there will be no music on the interface when it opens. But if you really want to use WMP, follow the above suggestions on how to make it your default player rather than the current Windows 10 default of Groove.

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