Windows 10: How to set default DVD player when it isn't included in list of apps?

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    How to set default DVD player when it isn't included in list of apps?


    For those of us with an optical drive, how do you choose the default DVD player? The list of default apps doesn't even include a DVD player, but only Video Player, which is not entirely the same thing. In any case, the player I wish to make the default one (sMedio True DVD for HP) does not appear on any of the lists of apps, even though it is installed and fully functional, and is in fact amongst the programs on the Start Menu.


    Windows 10 version 20H2

    :)
     
    Florio, Dec 31, 2020
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  2. Windows Media Player is not in Default apps list in Windows 10

    I know, this question was asked many times, but there is still no answer that can actually solve the problem. There are steps to get the WMP in Windows Optional Features, install it if missing, etc. - I did all that, and now WMP runs and plays media files. However, there is no way in Windows 10 to set it as a Default App to play media file types.

    • Go to "Default apps" > "Music Player" > "Choose Default" - WMP is not there.
    • "Choose default apps by file type" > ".mp3" > "Choose a default" - WMP is not there.
    • "Set Defaults by app" > Windows Media Player is here! > select "Manage" > find ".mp3" > "Choose a default" - the only choice is "Look for an app in the Microsoft Store".

    After a long time spent searching I found this article: How to make any program the default on Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News

    Apparently after 1803 you are supposed to use hackers tools to set the Microsoft's own Windows Media Player as default. I used FileTypesMan as was suggested in the article, but when I try to change assignments for .mp3 files, I get "Error 5: Access is denied" from the tool. Also, if I right-click on an .mp3 file and select "Open with..." it still suggests me to go to Microsoft Store, open with Notepad, Paint, Word, but not Windows Media Player.

    What is the proper way to make WMP the default media player, so it shows up in the Default apps list?
     
    sun2sirius, Dec 31, 2020
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  3. Windows Media Player is not in Default apps list

    I know, this question was asked many times, but there is still no answer that can be easily found. There are steps to get the WMP in Windows Optional Features, install it if missing, etc. - I did all that, and now WMP runs and plays media files. However,
    there is no way to set it as a Default App to play specific file types. Go to "Default apps":

    • > "Music Player" > "Choose Default" - WMP is not there.
    • > "Choose default apps by file type" > ".mp3" > "Choose a default" - WMP is not there.
    • > "Set Defaults by app" > Windows Media Player is here! > select "Manage" > find ".mp3" > "Choose a default" - the only choice is "Look for an app in the Microsoft Store".
    What is going on, why is Windows Media Player not in the list? Why when I type "Windows Media Player" in Windows Search it does not come up as an app and it takes me to search it on the web search?
     
    eugggeuggg, Dec 31, 2020
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  4. How to set default DVD player when it isn't included in list of apps?

    unable to see DVD PLAYER App in the settings

    Hello,

    You can set an app as the default program to play videos in
    Windows 10
    . To do this, please follow the steps below:

    • On the Start menu, select Settings .
    • Select Apps > Default apps.
    • Select which default you want to set, and then choose the app (Windows DVD Player). You can also
      get new apps in Microsoft Store.

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    Should you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Dec 31, 2020
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