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Ultimate Geek
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# 251249 14-Jun-2019 23:03
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Hi

 

 

 

I have quite a bit of music, copied from cd on a usb stick, which I use in the car.

 

 

 

The other night I tried to play it on my HP Pavilion laptop, but nothing happened.  I could see the files and navigate to the,. but nothing happened when I clicked on the file.

 

 

 

I assume it means no media player is pre selected.

 

 

 

any help greatly appreciated.  Thanks





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  # 2258561 14-Jun-2019 23:24
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First try right click file and elect 'Play with windows media player'.

 

If that works you can then try and set the player default.

 

Right click file again

 

Select Open With

 

Choose Another app

 

Pick say Windows Media Player

 

Click checkbox always use this app to open *.xxx file

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 2258837 15-Jun-2019 18:12
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Hmm - no luck with that, but I have since transferred files to the laptop and can then play them.

 

 

 

Thanks for the response





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  # 2259072 16-Jun-2019 13:17
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silverbirch:

 

Hmm - no luck with that, but I have since transferred files to the laptop and can then play them.

 

 

 

Thanks for the response

 

 

What format is the USB formatted in??  I need to make mine FAT32 before they will play in my car. 





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  # 2259133 16-Jun-2019 15:28
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I don't know.  It plays fine in the car and on my Panasonic sound system.  It's to with the laptop not mounting drives and cards automatically.  Its the same with sd card from camera.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2259135 16-Jun-2019 15:33
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silverbirch:

 

I don't know.  It plays fine in the car and on my Panasonic sound system.  It's to with the laptop not mounting drives and cards automatically.  Its the same with sd card from camera.

 

 


Check Device Manger (right click bottom left select Device Manager)

 

See if there are any issues showing under Universal Serial Bus list,

 

Sometimes you can right click the issue and update driver.

 

Another way go to laptop manufacturer website and download the latest USB drivers for your model.




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  # 2259136 16-Jun-2019 15:40
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sqishy:

 

silverbirch:

 

I don't know.  It plays fine in the car and on my Panasonic sound system.  It's to with the laptop not mounting drives and cards automatically.  Its the same with sd card from camera.

 

 


Check Device Manger (right click bottom left select Device Manager)

 

See if there are any issues showing under Universal Serial Bus list,

 

Sometimes you can right click the issue and update driver.

 

Another way go to laptop manufacturer website and download the latest USB drivers for your model.

 

 

 

 

Thanks - tried that, and it says best drivers are installed.

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip about the right click, didn't know that.  Handy way to get to Task Manager if needed.





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