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Select audio file in windows axplorer

By milom ·
What is happening is when I select a audio via windows explorer is freezes explorer for a lengthy period of time. It will come out of it after a couple of minutes. Seems like it is haveing a hard time finding out what do do with it. I had the same thing happen with video files and found out that was missing the shmedia.dll file. once replaced that it handle them fine. What is it that controls the audio files.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Select audio file in wind ...

In the forums I've read, shmedia.dll is usually the culprit that causes issues with viewing media files.

There is a hotfix available from Microsoft on this issue:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;822430

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by milom In reply to Select audio file in wind ...

This is on a windows 2k machine and the hotfix is for XP. shmedia took care of the avi, mpg and video files. now have the issue with just audio files like midi, wav, etc... So when have windows explorer open and browsing files and slect a midi file it hangs for a few minutes. Small files too! IF wait a while it will come out of it and can double click it to play in winamp or what ever. But just clicking on the file and freezing is strange. It's like it is searching to identify the file type and doing a major search. My system did not have the shmedia.dll on it at all until I was reading the froums. does this dll control the audio as well or is there another I mught be missing?

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by cp7212 In reply to Select audio file in wind ...

Have you tried opening My Computer (or any dialog box/window) and going to Tools (toolbar) > Folder options > File Types tab. Scroll down the list until you find the type of file you are trying to open. Click on the change button to try another player. After you change any file type, you should reboot.

A good alternate player for audio and video both is Winamp at www.winamp.com. It's free and I have had no problems.

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by milom In reply to Select audio file in wind ...

I have tried changein the program that is associated with the file and still same issue. I ran SFC and it asked for the windows 200 service pack 4 CD which do not have because it was update via Microsoft. sO will it just be the install disk I have. Will see if that helps.

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