Howdy, I wrote or worked on most of the code you're referring to here. The
questions I ask are very precise. If you would like help from someone who
knows this area, answering my questions would be the best way to help me
help you. Alternatively, you can try your own approach, but I alas would
not be able to guess as to your system state without answers to my
The player has never created a file association to ".vob" : did you do this
yourself? What shell command did you give it? Or did you map VOB to
What is a sample URL in question? That's somewhat relevant.
I'll assume the sample URL is file://c:\blah\blah\blah.vob. So now the
question is -- how was the .vob association set, if it ever was? This isn't
set by default ever. There are different methods of association, and it
sounds like you used some random third party wingding that might have
pretended to do the right thing here.
Was this XP or Vista? TechArena is a horrible site and deleted all the
previous conversation context for me, so I don't recall and you didn't
mention it again.
Anyways, go to:
Add ".vob" to "Extensions" there.
Then go to:
and export that to a file on your desktop. Replace ".mpeg" in the *registry
key name* with ".vob", then reimport it. You should now have the registry
with appropriate settings underneath.
Now either use WMP's Tools:Options:File Types dialog on XP or the system
Default Programs:Set program access and computer defaults tool on Vista to
set WMP as the default handler for MPEG (and thus .vob).
That should likely fix you up if your system is in any sort of rational
The above information is not information that I would include in a third
party product. It's meant to be a one-off hack designed to solve your
precise problem. Integrating the above in any shipping product would be
Speaking for myself only.
for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
"Mutazoia" <Mutazoia.3koxzc@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
> the .vob files USED to play just fine in WMP. (until I installed
> Realmedia Alternative.) WMP is currently set as the default player for
> pretty much everything. Funny thing is if I leave WMP as the default
> and try to open the file (either through the link or manually) WMP opens
> but does not play the file. But if I switch the default program for the
> vob files to say VLC in the control panel when I click the link in
> excel Vista says "No program is registered for this file type". (even
> though I just registered the file time to a specific program.) Opening
> the file manually launches VLC...
> the links are basic HREF links as far as I can tell (just right click
> the cell in excel and chose the hyperlink option and browse for the
> file). This works for all other file types so Excel isn't the
> problem...for some reason WMP has forgotten that it can play VOB files,
> even after I have un-installed/re-installed my codec pack....
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