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Tools > Options > File Associations
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Tools > Options > File Types
  
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==Overview==
 
You can instruct Media Center to become the default player for various file types This means that when you double click a file on your computer or click on a web page file with one of these extensions, Media Center will play the file for you, or open the associated program.
 
You can instruct Media Center to become the default player for various file types This means that when you double click a file on your computer or click on a web page file with one of these extensions, Media Center will play the file for you, or open the associated program.
* '''Associate with Audio CDs.''' This specifies Media Center as the default Audio CD playback utility.
 
* '''Always take control of file types.''' This requires Media Scheduler. If this is checked, Media Center will register all the file types with the Windows operating system when it starts up. Make sure this is checked if you want your changes to take affect.
 
  
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You can also control how each file type is played.  For example, it is possible to configure a file type to launch an external program.
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==Multiselect==
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You can change more than one file type at a time.  Select any number of file types using standard Ctrl+Click, Shift+Click, or right-click drag behavior, and then make changes below.
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==Filters==
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You can also select decoders, renderers, and other Directshow filters.  See [[Playback Options]] and [[DirectShow Playback Guide]] for more information.
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==Updates==
 
To update the list of file types that can be associated with new versions and builds of the program, check for updates every once in a while.  Go to Help > Check for Updates or press Ctrl-J.
 
To update the list of file types that can be associated with new versions and builds of the program, check for updates every once in a while.  Go to Help > Check for Updates or press Ctrl-J.
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[[category:Options]]

Latest revision as of 10:30, 10 August 2010

Tools > Options > File Types

Overview

You can instruct Media Center to become the default player for various file types This means that when you double click a file on your computer or click on a web page file with one of these extensions, Media Center will play the file for you, or open the associated program.

You can also control how each file type is played. For example, it is possible to configure a file type to launch an external program.

Multiselect

You can change more than one file type at a time. Select any number of file types using standard Ctrl+Click, Shift+Click, or right-click drag behavior, and then make changes below.

Filters

You can also select decoders, renderers, and other Directshow filters. See Playback Options and DirectShow Playback Guide for more information.

Updates

To update the list of file types that can be associated with new versions and builds of the program, check for updates every once in a while. Go to Help > Check for Updates or press Ctrl-J.