Picasa 3 video 'open with' option.

  muddypaws 10:11 15 Jul 2013

I have some full HD videos that Picasa hesitates to play.

If I 'open with' WMP there is no problem.

Is there a way to make WMP the default player?

XP Home SP3


  Graphicool1 15:03 15 Jul 2013

Hi muddypaws

It's been a long time since I used an XP machine, but try this, if it doesn't work I'll have another think...

Right click a video and in the pop up list hover the cursor over >Open with<

Here a pop up will list all the players that are on your system, ignore them, even if WMP is listed. Instead Left click >choose default program<

Select >use the standard Windows Program< then OK

In the pop up Left click the box that says...

>always use the selected program to open this kind of file<

Then either select the player you want to be your default or if it isn't in the list browse for it.

  muddypaws 15:37 15 Jul 2013

Graphicool1 I forgot to mention, and I apologise, that in the drop down 'open with' all the players are listed, but the normal option box to 'always use this program' is missing. I also posted on the Picasa 3 forum with the missing bit included, but the chances of a reply there are remote.

So came here.

  muddypaws 15:38 15 Jul 2013

It just means that I have to go through the procedure for each video.

  muddypaws 15:40 15 Jul 2013

One more PS !!

Left clicking only selects whichever is highlighted. Nowhere else to click.

  Graphicool1 12:04 16 Jul 2013


I've found this...CLICK HERE...hope it helps.

  muddypaws 21:38 16 Jul 2013


Thanks. Can't get into link at the mo. 'Error loading page'

Will keep trying.

I did get a reply from P3 forums basically saying it isn't possible to do it.

Wiil see what your link says.


  muddypaws 18:49 17 Jul 2013


Basically all it suggests is to update K-Lite Codecs which I did, but no change. Anyway thanks for suggestions. Will resolve.

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