Won't play video clips

  benson68 15:44 10 Jun 2008
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My computer no longer plays video clips, sent as email attachments.
The error message say "this file does not have a program associated with it....Create an association in the folder options control panel".

I've found the folder options, in Control Panel, but how do I create an association?

I've got Windows Media Player & VLC

  Ditch999 15:52 10 Jun 2008

what is the file extension of the emailed video?

  handful 16:04 10 Jun 2008

You could check whether it will open first by opening Media Player and the open the file from there. If not you may need to download a plug in. Or you can right click on the folder and select open with and choose whatever programme you want.

  benson68 17:40 05 Jul 2008

I've tried right clicking on it, but "open with2 isn't one of the options for an attachment.

It's a WAV file, so I can't understand why it won't play!

  Ditch999 18:03 05 Jul 2008

Open My Computer, at the top select Tools>Folder Options>File Types, scroll down to WAV and select it then click on Change, select either WMP or VLC as the default programme to open it and make sure there is a tick in the "Always use the selected programm...." box, click OK and then Close to exit.
Any WAV files should now open with your chosen programme.

  benson68 19:26 07 Jul 2008

Cheers for that. Went like a dream!

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