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My hp dvd1170i dvd writer is new it will burn a cd with any program but only reads with the program it came with how can i get it to play with windows media player, media center real player i know the hardware works fine im sure its a software problem

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  • herollin1up Jun 17, 2009

    i tried that and this is what it told me;.. Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted.;.. this happens when i put anything into the disk drive but if i use the Nero software it came with it works just fine or if i put in a blank cd i can burn with any program

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Your problem is indeed related to a software setting. When your DVD writer software was installed, it automatically sets itself the default program to play certain files(like music or movies, etc) If you want to "choose" a program to be used for your music, you have to right click the file you want to open, and select the option "Open with..." Then just select the application you want to use. If you want to make it your default application from now on, simply check the box at the bottom that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" Problem solved..! Please don't forget to rate...

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