This is hard for me to believe and just as hard to tell: I have done it again!
Well, not really "me", but Miro
. The final version 1.0 is on the street and I just had to give it yet another try. But Miro is still far too sluggish for my weak and unstable XP, so I removed it again after a couple of hours, and Bang, there you have it!
: All video file types
are again miro.1 !!
- and this time my "reset-trick
" didn't work. The file types are still wrong.The problem:
When uninstalling Miro 1, it did not
change the file types back to what they were before Miro was installed. [Edit
: .divx was and is okay because Miro does not change the divx type]
The problem now is not
the file associations
, but the file types
The extension is right, but the description is wrong. In the Explorer column type
, any .divx video is listed as a divx video file
, and any avi file should be
listed avi file
, but is
described as a miro.1
I can right-click any video file and say "always open with X-Player", and X-Player will open it and play it, but that will not change the "perceived" video file type; it will still be wrong (miro.1), (except for .divx)
- and the video file will just open the text editor when double-clicked.
... Should the above fail, you could try to open regedit and under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT locate the extensions you're having problems with (like .mp3, .mp4, .aac, .mpg etc.). Each of these keys should have at least two string values that are important here:
PerceivedType = Should be either video or audio, depending on the filetype.
Content Type = The files mime type. For instance, AVI files should have video/avi, MP3 should have audio/mpeg etc. Just google <file extension> + mime type and you should have no problems finding the correct ones.
Now this might not work ...
In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT the "problem" seems to be the first key listed, "(Standard)
", which Dirhael did not mention. The data in the key named (Standard)
is "Miro.1" - but should of course be something different, as I don't have Miro on my machine anymore. Please take a look in your HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > .avi
and tell me exactly what (Standard) says!
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > .avi
> (Standard) :