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setting default media player in itouch

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Jan 17, 2002
Atlanta, GA
not sure if anyone cares, but this was really ticking me off for about three days and I finally found the fix for it. I use a logitech keyboard, and I wanted it to default my media player to winamp so when I pressed play on the keyboard it would bring winamp back up. It used to be set like this, but ever since a recent install of XP Pro it wanted to use WMP instead. anyways here's the fix

"Using the iTouch™ Media Keys to Launch WinAmp
The installer for the WinAmp media player does not place an entry in the Registry where the iTouch software searches for installed media players. To use the iTouch keys to launch WinAmp, use the following workaround.

Click "Start," then "Run."
Type REGEDIT and hit [enter].
IMPORTANT NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values", and "Restoring the registry", using the on line Help topic in the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).

Prior to editing your Registry, you should make a back up copy of the Registry.

WARNING: Using the Registry Editor incorrectly may cause symptoms requiring a reinstallation of Windows. Logitech cannot guarantee that issues resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use the Registry Editor at your own discretion. The Registry Editor should only be used to make the following modifications.

Click the plus sign (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
Click the plus sign (+) next to Software.
Click the plus sign (+) next to Logitech Key.
Click the plus sign (+) next to iTouch key.
Click the plus sign (+) next to CurentVersion. The right side of the screen will display the data in that key.
Look for the presence of a "MediaPlayer" string. If it doesn't exist, create it using the following instructions.
Right click in the blank area on the ride side of the Registry Editor and select New String Value.
Type the following for the path of the new string value: MediaPlayer
Double click on the "MediaPlayer" string and enter the following as the value:
C:\Program Files\Winamp\WinAmp.exe
(This assumes your operating system is on the C: drive)

Exit the Registry; saving is automatic.

After editing the Registry, reboot your system. Once you have rebooted, WinAmp should start when you launch the media player with iTouch keys.

NOTE: This workaround will permanently set WinAmp as the default media player for the iTouch software."