How do I change name from Nero Media Player Media Files?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by VIDEOT, Apr 4, 2004.


    VIDEOT Guest

    I noticed that all of my AVI & MPG files are now listed in Explorer as being
    Nero Media Player Media Files. I assume that somehow Nero changed these
    files. How do I change these back to the correct name?
    VIDEOT, Apr 4, 2004
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    shift & right-click > open with > choose program.
    Select MediaPlayer (or whatever else you want).
    Select "always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

    Mike Kujbida, Apr 5, 2004
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    VIDEOT Guest

    That is just the regular way to change file associations but it doesn't
    work. The next time I log on the files revert to the way they were. Even
    when I choose to always to open with this program I get to see no change.
    Is there a limit to the amount of files that can be changed?
    VIDEOT, Apr 5, 2004

    Bariloche Guest

    You associate an extension with a program -wether there are many files
    with that extension, or none.

    If no other solution becomes available, you may have to uninstall Nero
    Media Player (I did that myself).
    Bariloche, Apr 5, 2004
  5. It's not really that bad.

    In a Windows Explorer window, open Tools | Folder Options | File

    Go to one of the files of interest and select it (click on it).
    Press the Advanced button and edit the name.

    I just changed an AVI file from Nero ShowTime File to Gino File.
    That's what now shows when I right-click an AVI file.

    It still opens in Nero, since I didn't edit the "Opens with" field,
    but I could have changed it to Windows Media Player or MS Word :)
    or whatever. That is done with the Change button, just above the
    Advanced button that I mentioned, and you select the opener file
    from a list, so it's not too hard.

    A minor point: change the name after you change the file association
    - changing the file association seems to clear the name field...

    Of course, you would want to use the right name and also change the
    associated file. It's not hard, it's just tedious, since Nero takes
    over so many file types :-(

    Wouldn't it be nice if they had had the courtesy to a) give you the
    options of (selectively by file type) not doing the change, and b)
    (selectively by file type) going back to the original at will.
    However, I don't see it in their options (I didn't try very hard).

    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 5, 2004

    Bariloche Guest

    The ATI player is even worse, as it changes -without asking- the
    Properties page.

    Wouldn't it be nice if we had the right to demand them at court for
    abuse? That would stop them. But Microsoft was sued for nothing, so
    there's no hope.
    Bariloche, Apr 6, 2004
  7. The only hope is to get good at registry work, or get the ACLU
    interested (or the overseas equivalent), or something...

    I'm not sure why I didn't install the ATI player, but thanks to your
    information, I am now glad I didn't.

    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 6, 2004
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