While updating the default player
Simply follow the below-mentioned instructions to quickly set WMP as default.Step 1: Right-click on the file type that you would always want to open in Windows Media Player, click Open with, click Choose default program, and then select Windows Media Player to set it as default for the selected file type.Besides local playback of audio and video content stored on your drive, the player also features integration with the OS Libraries, metadata, ratings and album art management and can handle Internet streams with multicast.It can play media with fast forward, reverse, file markers (if present) and variable playback speed.Alternatively, you can open Control Panel (see how to open Control Panel in Windows 8/8.1), click Programs, and then click Default Programs.Step 2: Here, click on the option titled Set your default programs to begin scanning for all installed desktop programs as well as apps installed from the Store.
Clicking Set this program as default (the first option) will set WMP default for both audio and video file types that it supports.
Per usual, those free months are only available to subscribers and not existing customers, but the offer is good globally Google has also promised to deliver other “special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers.” Also, the company is promising that Play Music will support Bixby — Samsung’s smartphone assistant — once support for voice commands is actually ready to roll out. The regular, no-frills Samsung music app remains available but must be downloaded from the Play Store, as was the case with the S7.
The Samsung partnership remains significant for Google’s streaming music ambitions. Play Music is getting another year of visibility as the favored music app on devices from Samsung, far and away the most successful Android manufacturer.
Click the second option, check the file types that you would like to associate with WMP, and then click the Save button. Use this method if you want to set Windows Media Player as default only for certain type of files.
That is, you don’t need to open up Default Programs to set WMP as the default player for one or two file types.