right-click option add to real player now playing missing

February 27, 2012 at 14:30:39
Specs: Windows 7
when selecting a music track, right-click option "add to real player now playing" missing

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#1
February 27, 2012 at 14:33:41
If you already have it in the real player list then there may not be that option.


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#2
February 27, 2012 at 18:09:27
Thanks! but... wasnt...
this worked a while back but dunno why it quit
when i choose a song (or block of songs) & rite clik there is an opt to add to Win player but not real...
GRRR

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#3
February 27, 2012 at 23:23:05
Windows Media Player has been selected as the default player. You need to open Real player and reconfigure what types of media should be played by it.

Why are you using Real player anyway? Do you have a free or paid version?


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#4
February 27, 2012 at 23:56:13
thanks!
why i use it is a very good question... I've had so many problems with it fighting all of the Microsoft default programs such as I'm having here I ready went in and set RealPlayer to be the autoplay but this new Windows 7 has got me flummoxed I can't figure out how to take default away from the Windows media player... By the way I did pay for the real SP, so that I can record, & convert things much easier but I have to say it's been a real hassle since I got Windows 7... Still working on trying to figure out how to make RealPlayer the default for everything (I have already done that with all of the songs) but right after I did that all of them came up with this green checkmark over top of the RealPlayer icon... That's probably Microsoft taking over
thanks again for all your help and if there's a quick and easy on doing that I would appreciate a follow-up. Have a great evening

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#5
February 28, 2012 at 07:35:32
Open WMP and click on organize> options. I think all the settings for WMP are found there.

You can also go to Control Panel> Autoplay and change settings there.


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#6
February 28, 2012 at 20:42:17
Once again I thank you for your advice, and I have to tell you that I've tried everything that you have suggested and many more items and yet I still cannot get a right click to bring up ANY menu item that says add ANYTHING to RealPlayer... My son taught me a long time ago that the problem is usually in front of the computer but I am not so sure on this one... I did a screenshot (of a right-click menu pop-up) but I'm not so sure that I can attach that here... You can bet I'm going to send it in a complaint form to Microsoft

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#7
February 29, 2012 at 06:14:31
Try going to Control Panel> Programs and features. Click on the Realplayer listing. If you have a choice to modify or repair then proceed.

If not, then just try re-installing to the same directory as the current one, using the custom install option.

Read all screens to make the selections you want.


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#8
March 1, 2012 at 16:46:35
Yes, uninstall and re-install RealPlayer would be the first thing to try.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
June 10, 2012 at 00:19:33
guess what... still the same probs after re-install...
WMP just wants to be the only default player apparently. I have tried to change this thing 10 ways from Sunday, including upgrading to RealPlayer 15 yet still when I right-click I only get the option to open with or add to Windows media player now playing list. So I went into default programs unchecked WMP, so now it doesn't show up on right-click but neither does RealPlayer GRRRR

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#10
June 10, 2012 at 05:46:36
I don't use Real player so I can't be more specific. That said, I like to use WinAmp to play my music ONLY. When installing WinAMP all the possible file types that WinAmp can play are checked by default. I have to untick all the file types except MP3 when installing WinAmp.

I believe WMP has the same type of installation interface. If you can't solve the problem through Realplayer then try doing it through WMP.

Go to Control panel> Programs and features.

Be sure to click on view installed updates if the updates are not showing.

When viewing the installed updates there is an option in the upper left corner to Turn Windows features on or off. Clicking on it produces a list that should include Media features. Expanding the line by clicking the + shows Windows Media Player. If you don’t want to use WMP at all un-ticking that box should solve your problem.

If you want to use WMP for some items then open WMP and read the getting started by clicking the ?.


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#11
June 10, 2012 at 09:44:40
Just idle curiosity but what file types are you trying to play and do they work if you double click on them? Or is this all online playing?

WMP has never supported Real Player files - it's a contractural issue. Other free players do though.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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