Old 27th October 2018, 15:24   #1
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Can't make Winamp the default app for music in windows 10.

Whenever I try to choose Winamp as the default music player in Windows 10, it instead switches it to Windows Media Player

From Default Apps:

1. I click on the music app (set to anything)
2. Winamp is on the list and I am able to click on it
3. The screen looks like it flashes to refresh, but it shows Windows Media Player as the music player.
4. I test, and I see that all mp3 files are associated with Windows Media Player
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Old 27th October 2018, 16:11   #2
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I think WMP might have an "agent" to keep associations. Open WMP and check its preferences for something like "maintain associations" or "make sure this is the default player".

If that doesn't work, I don't know.
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Old 27th October 2018, 18:55   #3
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butts: See https://www.windowscentral.com/how-f...t-apps-default
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Old 3rd November 2018, 23:00   #4
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The issue remains with other versions

My case is the same as your first 3 points, but the mp3 files still not associated by default to any player. A couple of days ago I downloaded and installed the last update for Winamp 58_3660, after that, Winamp do not remain as my default player on Windows 10.

Then I downgraded it back to 56_66 version, but the issue remains.


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Old 4th November 2018, 13:15   #6
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...Winamp do not remain as my default player on Windows 10.
For those of you who are absolutely convinced they do not have a program on their system which desperately needs Mediafeatures and/or Windows Media Player go to "Uninstall Program => Activate/Deactivate features" uncheck both Media Player and Media Features and restart your system.
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Old 13th November 2018, 06:41   #7
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Where is "Uninstall Program"? There's nothing by that name in Windows 10 Settings.
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Where is "Uninstall Program"? There's nothing by that name in Windows 10 Settings.
Watch this video.
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Old 14th November 2018, 20:57   #9
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can change music default to anything EXCEPT winamp

I can set the music default to irfanview, vlc, or anything I want EXCEPT winamp.
This only started after downloading 5.8, so I reloaded 5.6 and now it has the same problem!!! Whenever I click on winamp as default it reverts to wmp.

WTF man??????

Come on, winamp dudes, I've used this app forever with never any problems.

Please don't make me go look for another music app, I'm too old to change.
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Old 14th November 2018, 20:59   #10
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Old 15th November 2018, 10:46   #11
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Whenever I try to choose Winamp as the default music player in Windows 10, it instead switches it to Windows Media Player

From Default Apps:

1. I click on the music app (set to anything)
2. Winamp is on the list and I am able to click on it
3. The screen looks like it flashes to refresh, but it shows Windows Media Player as the music player.
4. I test, and I see that all mp3 files are associated with Windows Media Player
I am having same problem. Any proper solution ?
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Old 15th November 2018, 15:38   #12
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Have u guys tried the exact steps I put in my link above??

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Old 15th November 2018, 21:13   #13
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Yes, MrSinatra, I went to "set defaults by app" and when I click on winamp the screen flickers and reverts back to wmp, just as it does in all the other default app setting methods.

Also winamp is not even showing up in the menus. The only way to choose winamp is to click on "open with" one file at a time. Not possible to enqueue multiple files. Very annoying, and quite frankly - unacceptable.

Seems to be some bug in the 5.8 version of winamp that stays in your computer even when you over install an earlier version like 5.6. Developers please fix.
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when i go to set defaults by app, i get a long list of all my apps. i scroll to winamp. click it once and its highlighted and now shows a button that says "Manage"

i click that, and then i get a long list of filetypes i can associate with whatever app i want, including winamp.

if this isn't working for you, it may be ur windows, not winamp, is the problem.

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Old 16th November 2018, 01:08   #15
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problem solved!!!!

In winamp options I went into preferences/file types, disabled winamp agent and changed the file and playlist icons.

In shell options I de-selected everything in the context menus except "play in winamp" and "enqueue in winamp".

When I went back to my music files they suddenly all had the winamp icon again and everything now works in the same marvelous fashion it always used to.

I don't know which of the above actions did the trick, and I'm not going to go screw around with it any more now that's it's working, but maybe it might work for others, too.

Thank you to everyone who tried to help, and thanks especially to all the amazing people who have developed such an awesome program that has enhanced my music enjoyment so much for so many years. Really, thank you. You're all brilliant.
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In shell options I de-selected everything in the context menus except "play in winamp" and "enqueue in winamp".
Had the exact same problem and this did the trick. Deselecting triggered the UAC and set Winamp as the default musicplayer again. Now everything is as it used to be.

Thanks for pointing this out!
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Old 27th November 2018, 01:48   #17
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RE: Can't make Winamp the default app for music in windows 10

I too had the problem and the lin MR Sinatra sent didn't help. Or so I thought. I wasn't following the steps exactly as listed.

1) Go to Start > Settings and in the top search window (in settings) type "Default Apps".

2) Once it brings up the list for Email, Maps, Music player, etc, scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN. Below the reset button you will see 3 links. Click the BOTTOM ONE "Set defaults by App".

3) Once that opens, scroll down until you find Winamp and click it, then click manage.

4) Once you do, you will see all the extension options on the left and the apps on the right (with many already set to WinAmp even though I wasn't seeing it in the other app list at step 1).

5) to the right of the MP3 extension, click what is likely still Groove Music. It will bring up the Choose and App list and WinAmp WILL show there. It did NOT show when I chose "Choose default apps by file type" at step 1 or just clicked the one for Music Player at step 1.

Going back to the screen at step 1 after finishing 1-5 now shows WinAmp as the default app and it works as expected.

So if you try everything else above and swear it doesn't work, pay close attention to each step I list above and I promise you it WILL work.
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Old 27th November 2018, 12:50   #18
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File association has been an issue for some over the past month, but guess what ?
Microsoft just borked it more https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...ps-in-general/

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MS certainly has been a bad actor in the past, these kinds of problems are what got it into monopoly regulatory issues in the 90s!

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Oh man, now I am trying to think of which bad actor should play them in the 90s disaster movie of the story of who ever it is that they will end up blaming for all this.

Mashups ? Smells like a lot of "Fishy Business" to me.
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MS certainly has been a bad actor in the past
In this case though I think that Hanlon's razor probably should apply, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
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