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Windows Media Player 10 altering video files?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by PAH, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. PAH

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    A friend of mine installed WMP 10 over the weekend and says it's stuffed his video files so they can only be accessed via WMP. He has/had quite a lot of movies ripped to an external drive and now says he can't access them at all unless via WMP. Apparently it seems to be using streams and has converted the folder so the files are hidden in a strange and unusual way, or something.

    Is this familiar to anyone and if so is there a fix? He tried un-installing WMP but no change. I'm hoping it's just his system incase I accidently download it as part of a windows update at some point. I don't want to be forced to use WMP to watch any movies I store on my HTPC :eek: . Is this something we should be worried about?
     
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    right click the movie file, and select "open with" and choose the app that you want...
     
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    The thing is he said he can no longer see/access the files outside of WMP. As he's supposedly 'good at IT', I don't think the files are simply hidden using a normal Windows method.
     
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    sounds very strange, as you should be able to see the files, if the "show hidden and system files" is enabled
     
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    Possible spyware/virus issue?
     
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    Never used it myself - but could it have done something stoopid like moved all the media into it's own library location ?
     

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