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Problem setting MediaHome as default MP3 player

I cannot set mediahome as my default mp3 player. I am running windows 8.1 and mediahome version 1.30.3200. If I right-click on an mp3 file to get 'open with', navigate to the mediahome program and select it, the mp3 file does not open. If I go to control panel and try to set mediahome as the defualt program for MP3 files, windows will not accept it.
Note that media home will ply MP3 files for me, but I have to start mediahome then drag the mp3 file onto the player.
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  • I just went to control panel, default programs, associate a file type or protocol............... and changed the program for mp3 to Nero MediaHome. When I double click on a .mp3, it opens in Nero MediaHome. This is in Vista. I'll try it in Win 7 later. I don't have Win 8.

    When you tried to associate it, did you select a .exe file or was Nero MediaHome already listed as a possible choice?
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  • I have Windows 8.0 and I can open with ... select Nero MediaHome and it works OK ...

    Maybe Windows 8.1 has an issue?
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  • Wither:
    If I right click on an MP3 file and then click on "open with" I see various options, including "windows media player". Nero media home is NOT on the list. I can, however, click on "choose default program" then "more options" then "look for another app on this PC". Then I can navigate in windows file explorer to Nero\KM\Mediahome.exe. So I select mediahome.exe, click on it, and click open. Then NOTHING happens. The music doesn't play. MediaHome is NOT added to a list of player software. if I right click on an MP3 file a second time and select "open with" a second time, Mediahome is not an option.

    If I go to "Control Panel" and select "associate file type with a specific program" MP3 files are associated with windows media player. Again, I can try to associate MP3 with Nero MediaHome, but my windows installation WILL NOT make the change.

    If I go to "Control Panel" and then to "Set Program Associations" and then select Nero MediaHome, I can see a list of all the file types that windows thinks MediaHome could open. This list covers 40 different file types including AAC, FLAC, MP2v and MP4 but MP3 is NOT on the list.

    As far as my computer is concerned, I'm an idiot for trying to associate MP3 files with a program that is incapable of running them. I might as well be telling windows to open MP3 files with accounting software or a 3D cad program.

    Incidentally, I am running the 64 bit version of windows 8.1.
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  • Gary,

    I just noticed this issue and can only say that Nero MediaHome is associated with and does play .mp3 files on my system. However, the file association screen that I think you are referring to doesn't show it!

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  • I wonder what the significance of the boxes and checkmarks are in Win 8. They don't appear in either Vista or Win 7 and I can't change the view to show them.

    Here's a real hoot for you. I went to set the file association for mp3 in Default programs in Win 7, as I did in Vista. MP3 wasn't listed. If I clicked on a MP3 file, Windows said it couldn't open the file. I had to use the options provided in that message box to select Nero MediaHome and it shows in Default Programs as Nero MediaHome Compatibility.
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  • For anyone that might care, I now believe that my problem was caused by problems with windows 8.1 on my PC. I noticed other problems after posting my first message, and was about to do a full reinstall of win 8.1 when the availability of Win 10 was announced.

    Now that I have upgraded to win 10, Nero is working as expected, and it will happily open and play MP3 files.
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  • I had the same issue using Windows 7. I just figured it out:

    1. Go to Control Panel
    2. Default Programs
    3 .Associate a file type...
    4. Scroll down to .mp3
    5. Click "Change program" on upper right
    6. Click ""Browse"
    7. Then... Computer>C>Program Files(x86)>Nero>KM>MediaHome.exe
    8. Double Click it
    9. You should be set, it's now on list of choices
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