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Re: Updating FireFox

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Howard, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin! You'll be much better off going with the new version of firefox as it's much more accessible. Let me know if I can be of further assistance, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 12:42 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Updating FireFox

A banking site I use (Chase) insists that I get a newer version of my Browser. Now, I'm using Firefox 60.9.0ESR along with a recent version of NVDA. Has anyone experienced newer firefox and do you think there will be problems?

Thanks.
Howard







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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

When I run mplayer2, it opens in Libraries, showing Music.

Actually, I never heard of Media Classic. When you mentioned it, I thought it must be synonymous with Media Player.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Okay, Then your using Media Player, not Media Player classic. You can
check this by running this from the run command line: mplayer2.exe

This is the executable file for Media Player.

I'll keep poking around to see if I can find anything else,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,


There is no Options choice in the view menu. I saw Refresh, but this is, of
course, not a reset.

None of the options shows Reset.

Joeblaster,

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

I have two more things that you may want to try.

Do a Media Player classic reset, here's how to do that.

When Media Player classic is open

Press the ALT key and tap the letter V key to open the view option
from the menu bar.

Arrow up to the selection titled Options and press the enter key.

In the options window press the letter M key to jump to the selection
titled Micellaneous.

Tap the TAB key until you get to the Settings Management RESET button
and then press the enter key to reset the default settings.

If that doesn't work, you may want to re-install Media Player classic,
here's a link to that file.

https://ccm.net/download/download-1182-media-player-classic

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to
find

it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out
and
answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the
problem.

You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended
for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need
that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles

transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in
time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play
as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in
Windows
10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more,
you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press
enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a
file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I
accepted
this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes
all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested
the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since
it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to
assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you
want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel,
then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee
Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee
suite
if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with
in
the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep
the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to
accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get
rid
of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files
followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something
there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu
is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the
type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until
you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to
associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the
top
of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any
troubles,
just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does
not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything
else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what
I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick
and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's
something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a
little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file
type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are
tied

to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key
to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10
key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab
key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to
open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it
opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the
K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason,
it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association
problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something

in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose

a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a
folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY






































































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

gbmagoo@...
 

Hi

You need to send the file to my email not through the list, please. The
list does not allow attachment's.


gbmagoo@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 11:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: gbmagoo@gmail.com
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended
for manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I
need that capability because my CD collection has been converted to
wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player
you can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do
things play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box.
Usually the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you
can't by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set
up in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space
you will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one
of the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no
idea how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's
why I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for
.wav files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web
advisor first then go to your control panel, then find the add
and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee
suite if it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've
dealt with in the past. I think the only other option, that is
if you want to keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily
disable it when you need to accomplish a task that it's
blocking and I think that's got to be done in whatever browser
your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your
getting a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as
arrowing down should give you a list of programs associated
with .wav files followed by the choose another program option.
Mike may have something there, so try arrowing to the right
instead of down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that
doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on
your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type in
field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until
you find the .wav format and then choose the program you want
to associate with this file type manually. Follow the
instructions at the top of the page and see if that works for
you. If you have any troubles, just post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along
with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled
"Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the
enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says
always use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work
with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the
one Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can
get the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try
selecting a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association
problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also
tried VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files.
My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play
all the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


























































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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

But we are getting into procedures that we don't know if they are at all likely to work and may not be a good use of time. As I recall, the problem isn't just with one player. I believe that many players were tried. This thread has been going on, with intervals where it was inactive for perhaps aweek and some people discussing the problem may not know what came before.

Will the person with the problem please verify if I am right, that the problem isn't limited to one player but is a general problem?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Blaster
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 1:43 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, Media player is part of Windows 7 features so re-installing it
is a little different from uninstalling or re-installing a regular
program. Here are the steps to uninstall and re-install the media
player.



Press the Windows key and type "windows features" into the search
field; then press "Enter" to open the Windows Features window.

Tab around the screen until you find the link that says "turn windows
features on or off" and then press the enter key.


Give it a moment to load the results and then arrow down the list
until you find "Media player" or "Media features" and clear the
checkbox by pressing the spacebar.


Tab to the bottom of the list and press the enter key on the "OK" button.

You need to restart your PC to make the changes take effect.


When you get back from the restart, go back around and follow these
instructions again but this time check the checkbox to re-install the
media player or media features.

HTH,
Blaster



On 1/8/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
Hi Joe,

If you sent that file as an attachment, this list doesn't allow attachments

so, you'll have to send it to him privately.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: gbmagoo@gmail.com
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles
transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in
time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things
play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor. You
will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of
McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
files followed by the choose another program option. Mike may
have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that doesn't work,
we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
enter key. This should open the file associations window, where
you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
then choose the program you want to associate with this file
type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of the page
and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get
the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association
problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


























































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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

This list doesn't allow attachments. Most e-mail lists don't because of their potential dangers. You'll have to share it using some sort of sharing service, or send the message directly with the attachment to the intended recipient.

But you already know the problem, some music from another file is incorrectly a part of this one. All that someone who listens to the file can do is hear an example of what you are describing. It won't tell the person when or how the problem occurred. Under certain conditions, files can havde material from another file in that one. I haven't thought about the term for this for a long time, but as I recall, the term is cross linked files. If you do a search for something like correcting or repairing cross linked files, you may find useful information. If you have problems searching, let us know. I don't know if they can be repaired.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 1:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: gbmagoo@gmail.com
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles
transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things
play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor. You
will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
files followed by the choose another program option. Mike may
have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that doesn't work,
we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
enter key. This should open the file associations window, where
you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
then choose the program you want to associate with this file
type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of the page
and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get
the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


























































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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Blaster
 

Joe, Media player is part of Windows 7 features so re-installing it
is a little different from uninstalling or re-installing a regular
program. Here are the steps to uninstall and re-install the media
player.



Press the Windows key and type "windows features" into the search
field; then press "Enter" to open the Windows Features window.

Tab around the screen until you find the link that says "turn windows
features on or off" and then press the enter key.


Give it a moment to load the results and then arrow down the list
until you find "Media player" or "Media features" and clear the
checkbox by pressing the spacebar.


Tab to the bottom of the list and press the enter key on the "OK" button.

You need to restart your PC to make the changes take effect.


When you get back from the restart, go back around and follow these
instructions again but this time check the checkbox to re-install the
media player or media features.

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/8/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
Hi Joe,

If you sent that file as an attachment, this list doesn't allow attachments

so, you'll have to send it to him privately.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: gbmagoo@gmail.com
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles
transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in
time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things
play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor. You
will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of
McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
files followed by the choose another program option. Mike may
have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that doesn't work,
we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
enter key. This should open the file associations window, where
you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
then choose the program you want to associate with this file
type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of the page
and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get
the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association
problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


























































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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Joe,
 
If you sent that file as an attachment, this list doesn't allow attachments so, you'll have to send it to him privately.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From:  gbmagoo@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

>
>
> Joe,
>
> Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.
>
> Thanks
>
> george
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
> Giovanelli
> Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
>
> Hi, Gene,
>
> Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
> manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
> capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.
>
> Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
> important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles
> transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.
>
> There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.
>
> Joe G.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
>
> >
> >
> > I'm sorry it didn't work.  I believe you said there is one player you
> > can play files in.  If you set that player as the default, do things
> > play as desired?
> >
> > Gene
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> > Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
> > Nothing happened.
> >
> > I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.
> >
> > Joe G.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > I meant control o.
> > >
> > > Gene
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
> > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > >
> > > Hi, Gene,
> > >
> > > It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
> > > the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.
> > >
> > > Joe G.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
> > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
> > > > by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
> > > > In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog. 
> > > > Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
> > > > in Windows 10.
> > > > You can get to a list of files and folders.  If you back space you
> > > > will move back from where you are toard the c drive.  If you
> > > > backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
> > > > the items.  Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
> > > > external drive, and press enter.
> > > > Move
> > > > to where you want to be as usual on the drive.  Try playing a file.
> > > > After
> > > > that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
> > > > selected files or an entire folder.
> > > >
> > > > Gene
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
> > > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > >
> > > > Good Morning, Blaster,
> > > >
> > > > I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.
> > > >
> > > > when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
> > > > on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
> > > > player. I accepted this and closed that out.
> > > >
> > > > I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
> > > > couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.
> > > >
> > > > In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
> > > > how that happened.
> > > >
> > > > Where am I, except lost, of course?
> > > >
> > > > Joe G.
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
> > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Joe,  Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
> > > > > you mentioned that in your first post.  The ninite.com website
> > > > > removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
> > > > > I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
> > > > > Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
> > > > > classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
> > > > > files installed.  So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
> > > > > first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
> > > > > remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor.  You
> > > > > will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
> > > > > like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
> > > > > the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
> > > > > keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
> > > > > need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
> > > > > got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
> so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.
> > > > >
> > > > > As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
> > > > > a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
> > > > > down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
> > > > > files followed by the choose another program option.  Mike may
> > > > > have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
> > > > > down to see if the menu is horizontal.  If that doesn't work,
> > > > > we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
> > > > > type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
> > > > > enter key.  This should open the file associations window, where
> > > > > you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
> > > > > then choose the program you want to associate with this file
> > > > > type manually.  Follow the instructions at the top of the page
> > > > > and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just post
> back here to the list.
> > > > >
> > > > > HTH,
> > > > > Blaster
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
> > > > > > The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
> > > > > > your right and left arrow keys.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > > > > Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi, Blaster,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
> > > > > > does not show me
> > > > > >
> > > > > > everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
> > > > > > control panel.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
> it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I selected a wavefile.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This is the only selection which played.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
> > > > > > suspect that you
> > > > > >
> > > > > > are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
> > > > > > really k now that.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
> > > > > > came along, including Winzip Updater.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
> > > > > > Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
> > > > > > install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
> > > > > > looks like it won't ever want to disappear.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
> > > > > > other things
> > > > > >
> > > > > > we would never care to have.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
> > > > > > what I can do to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Joe G.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > > > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > > > Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > > > >
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
> > > > > >> exactly, only that they are installed on your pc.  Windows
> > > > > >> will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
> > > > > >> one. But, Here's something else you can try.  Just in case
> > > > > >> your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
> > > > > >> programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
> > > > > >> media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
> > > > > >> file associations, but it's worth a try.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
> > > > > >> key to open a file explorer window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
> > > > > >> F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
> with"
> > > > > >> and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
> > > > > >> selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
> > > > > >> key.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
> > > > > >> programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
> > > > > >> tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
> > > > > >> use this program to open the associated file type.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
> > > > > >> button and press the enter key.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
> > > > > >> file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
> > > > > >> and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Good luck,
> > > > > >> Blaster
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
> > > > > >> >  David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
> > > > > >> > Win 7.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
> > > > > >> > pay grade.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > I hope you or others have more ideas.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Thank you.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Joe G.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > >> > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > > >> > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > > >> > Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
> > > > > >> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
> > > > > >> > files
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
> > > > > >> >> Media player and VLC has become corrupted.  You can get
> > > > > >> >> the K-lite codec pack from this website:
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> https://ninite.com/accessible
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> HTH,
> > > > > >> >> Blaster
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> > > > > >> >> > I don't know what is causing the problem.  Try selecting
> > > > > >> >> > a file in the list,
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
> > > > > >> >> > the context menu and press enter on open and play. 
> > > > > >> >> > While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
> > > > > >> >> > never know.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Gene
> > > > > >> >> > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > >> >> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > > >> >> > Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
> > > > > >> >> > To: techtalk@groups.io
> > > > > >> >> > Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
> > > > > >> >> > files
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Hi, Listers,
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
> > > > > >> >> > reason, it no longer will
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
> > > > > >> >> > Media
> > > > > >> >> > Player
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
> > > > > >> >> > VLC, and wave files
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > still do not play.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
> > > > > >> >> > something in that software
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
> > > > > >> >> > chose a system restore
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
> > > > > >> >> > installed.
> > > > > >> >> > No
> > > > > >> >> > good.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
> > > > > >> >> > CD collection
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> > now
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
> > > > > >> >> > wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
> > > > > >> >> > the files in a folder.
> > > > > >> >> > That
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> > what I
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > would have to do in order to play a CDE.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: gbmagoo@gmail.com
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles
transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things
play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor. You
will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
files followed by the choose another program option. Mike may
have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that doesn't work,
we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
enter key. This should open the file associations window, where
you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
then choose the program you want to associate with this file
type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of the page
and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get
the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


























































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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Blaster
 

Okay, Then your using Media Player, not Media Player classic. You can
check this by running this from the run command line: mplayer2.exe

This is the executable file for Media Player.

I'll keep poking around to see if I can find anything else,
Blaster

On 1/8/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,


There is no Options choice in the view menu. I saw Refresh, but this is, of
course, not a reset.

None of the options shows Reset.

Joeblaster,

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

I have two more things that you may want to try.

Do a Media Player classic reset, here's how to do that.

When Media Player classic is open

Press the ALT key and tap the letter V key to open the view option
from the menu bar.

Arrow up to the selection titled Options and press the enter key.

In the options window press the letter M key to jump to the selection
titled Micellaneous.

Tap the TAB key until you get to the Settings Management RESET button
and then press the enter key to reset the default settings.

If that doesn't work, you may want to re-install Media Player classic,
here's a link to that file.

https://ccm.net/download/download-1182-media-player-classic

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to
find

it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out
and
answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the
problem.

You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended
for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need
that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles

transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in
time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play
as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in
Windows
10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more,
you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press
enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a
file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I
accepted
this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes
all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested
the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since
it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to
assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you
want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel,
then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee
Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee
suite
if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with
in
the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep
the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to
accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get
rid
of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files
followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something
there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu
is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the
type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until
you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to
associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the
top
of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any
troubles,
just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does
not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything
else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what
I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick
and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's
something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a
little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file
type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are
tied

to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key
to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10
key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab
key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to
open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it
opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the
K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason,
it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association
problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something

in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose

a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a
folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY



































































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi,


There is no Options choice in the view menu. I saw Refresh, but this is, of course, not a reset.

None of the options shows Reset.

Joeblaster,

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

I have two more things that you may want to try.

Do a Media Player classic reset, here's how to do that.

When Media Player classic is open

Press the ALT key and tap the letter V key to open the view option
from the menu bar.

Arrow up to the selection titled Options and press the enter key.

In the options window press the letter M key to jump to the selection
titled Micellaneous.

Tap the TAB key until you get to the Settings Management RESET button
and then press the enter key to reset the default settings.

If that doesn't work, you may want to re-install Media Player classic,
here's a link to that file.

https://ccm.net/download/download-1182-media-player-classic

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to find

it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out and
answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the problem.

You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles

transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player. Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in Windows
10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more,
you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted
this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes
all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested
the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you
want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite
if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep
the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to
accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid
of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files
followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something
there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the
type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to
associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top
of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles,
just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does
not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what
I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file
type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied

to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key
to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10
key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab
key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to
open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it
opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason,
it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something

in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose

a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a
folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY































































Re: Updating FireFox

Gene
 

It isn't safe to use an old version of a browser. The newer version will work as well or better since that very old one is a release from near the beginning of the revision of the browser and the newest version is a much later version. Some accessibility problems may have been worked out between then and now.

If you are worried about accessibility problems in new versions of Firefox, use Firefox portable. You can keep the old version, the one you are currently using, upgrade the copy you use, and if there are any problems, go back to the earlier version simply by deleting the one you updated, then copying it to the place where the one you use is located. If you want to keep all your book marks and history, back up the version of the browser before you upgrade it. You can set Firefox to tell you when an upgrade is available but not to automatically upgrade. so you can back it up first.

You shouldn't use old versions of bfrowsers. They aren't as safe because of flaws found in older versions.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 11:41 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Updating FireFox

A banking site I use (Chase) insists that I get a newer version of my
Browser. Now, I'm using Firefox 60.9.0ESR along with a recent version
of NVDA. Has anyone experienced newer firefox and do you think there
will be problems?

Thanks.
Howard


Updating FireFox

Howard Traxler
 

A banking site I use (Chase) insists that I get a newer version of my Browser.  Now, I'm using Firefox 60.9.0ESR along with a recent version of NVDA.  Has anyone experienced newer firefox and do you think there will be problems?

Thanks.
Howard


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Oh, I remember Service Merchandise and Circuit City.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

Oy!

I've never heard of Service Merchandise.
But I do remember something called Consumers Distributing.
It died a year after amazon started.

...and,now, back to another riotous evening on Capital Hill
with the talking heads.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: January 7, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

Sis Pam, OfficeMax morphed into Office Depot. I wish I had
bought it, hmm, my cash escaped, left town and doesn't plan
to return, <haha!>

The number of these corporations keep shrinking and
disappearing, possibly thanks to amazon.com that seems to
have everything and may soon begin piecing my big head for
sale. Seriously though, I think amazon.com will kill many
more of these types of business enterprises soon. Sis,
remember Service Merchandise? Ok, I quit dating myself and
I am running away.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Blaster
 

Joe,

I have two more things that you may want to try.

Do a Media Player classic reset, here's how to do that.

When Media Player classic is open

Press the ALT key and tap the letter V key to open the view option
from the menu bar.

Arrow up to the selection titled Options and press the enter key.

In the options window press the letter M key to jump to the selection
titled Micellaneous.

Tap the TAB key until you get to the Settings Management RESET button
and then press the enter key to reset the default settings.

If that doesn't work, you may want to re-install Media Player classic,
here's a link to that file.

https://ccm.net/download/download-1182-media-player-classic

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/8/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to find

it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out and
answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the problem.

You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles

transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player. Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in Windows
10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more,
you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted
this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes
all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested
the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you
want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite
if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep
the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to
accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid
of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files
followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something
there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the
type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to
associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top
of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles,
just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does
not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what
I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file
type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied

to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key
to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10
key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab
key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to
open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it
opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't
know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason,
it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something

in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose

a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a
folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




























































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to find it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out and answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the problem. You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player. Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog. Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more, you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




















































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

gbmagoo@...
 

Joe,

Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.

Thanks

george

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles
transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things
play as desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you
backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
the items. Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected files or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
files installed. So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor. You
will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
files followed by the choose another program option. Mike may
have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
down to see if the menu is horizontal. If that doesn't work,
we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
enter key. This should open the file associations window, where
you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
then choose the program you want to associate with this file
type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of the page
and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just post
back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly, only that they are installed on your pc. Windows
will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
one. But, Here's something else you can try. Just in case
your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key to open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
use this program to open the associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button and press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
Media player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get
the K-lite codec pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting
a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
the context menu and press enter on open and play.
While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




















































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player. Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog. Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more, you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite
codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a
file
in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the
context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause
the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it
no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC,
and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
installed.
No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave
files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




















































Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh, you mentioned it before I did. We had Service Merchandise near where I last lived before I moved off of Long Island, but I did know about the other one. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Oy!

I've never heard of Service Merchandise.
But I do remember something called Consumers Distributing.
It died a year after amazon started.

...and,now, back to another riotous evening on Capital Hill with the
talking heads.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: January 7, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Sis Pam, OfficeMax morphed into Office Depot. I wish I had bought it, hmm,
my cash escaped, left town and doesn't plan to return, <haha!>

The number of these corporations keep shrinking and disappearing, possibly
thanks to amazon.com that seems to have everything and may soon begin
piecing my big head for sale. Seriously though, I think amazon.com will
kill many more of these types of business enterprises soon. Sis, remember
Service Merchandise? Ok, I quit dating myself and I am running away.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado












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Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, service merchandise, and here's one: Consumer's Distributors, which was another one of those stores where you look through the catalogs and order what you want and they get it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Sis Pam, OfficeMax morphed into Office Depot. I wish I had bought it, hmm,
my cash escaped, left town and doesn't plan to return, <haha!>

The number of these corporations keep shrinking and disappearing, possibly
thanks to amazon.com that seems to have everything and may soon begin
piecing my big head for sale. Seriously though, I think amazon.com will
kill many more of these types of business enterprises soon. Sis, remember
Service Merchandise? Ok, I quit dating myself and I am running away.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado







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Re: Virtual desktop infrastructure

Michael Mote
 

Hi Pablo. If you run the VDI in full screen mode, you can use the
normal JAWS keystrokes. One of the most important key combos to
remember is the Control Plus Alt plus Pause or break key. If you're
running a JAWS in a virtual environment, I would recommend that you
use a regular keyboard, as some laptoips don't have a break or pause
key. I would also run JAWS using the desktop keyboard lay-out. It
seems to work better that way.

On 1/7/21, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Mike,

Thank you for this clarification. I just talked to them, and they will
install JAWS in their system.
On the other hand, I understand that to use the remote computer, I will need
to use certain keystrokes. Do you know where I can I find a list of these
keystrokes?

Thank you very much,

Pablo


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Pablo. JAWS has to be installed on the server side, if you're going to
use JAWS in a virtual environment. It does not have to be activated on the
server side, because the license is controlled by the local computer, or
your computer in this case. This allows you to fully connect to the server
side, or the VDI that is set up for you. I would think that it would be a
reasonable accommodation for you. Some VDI's are reset after you sign off,
meaning you have to configure JAWS every time. This is becoming more and
more common, given security concerns. As long as you have a way of launching
JAWS on the server side, you should be good. In one particular instance, we
have to use Narrator to get things going, and then once the VDI is fully
loaded, then we can launch JAWS.
There are a lot of ways you can do this.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pablo
Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Does this mean that the version of Jaws installed on the server doesn't need
to be activated?
Is there a way to access to the information on the server through the
command prompt?
I don't know why I have the feeling that I will not be allowed to install
Jaws on the server.
Thanks

Pablo




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Pablo. Yes you do, but the license is controlled by the local computer.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pablo
Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your reply.
Do I need to have Jaws installed on the server?

Thanks Mike,




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:00 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Pablo. I've been sifting through my messages from the last two weeks and
saw yours. I have used JAWS in a Citrix environment, VMWare and also RDP.
Citrix and VMWare seem to work the best. A lot depends on band width. If you
have good connectivity, things work well. Of course, you need to have the
Remote access add-on license on your version of JAWS, which is an additional
200 bucks.


On 12/29/20, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

I would like to know if some of you guys had the opportunity to work
on a Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

What is the best way to work on this platforms with jaws remotely?
Thanks in advance,

And Happy new year 2021,

Pablo









































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