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    beingbobbyorr
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    Default Playing mp3's on a computer....

    When I double-click on mp3 files on my PC, it automatically launches Windows Media Player to play the song .... which it does .... then it stops and does nothing.

    Is there a way to get WMP to

    -- play that one song in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?

    -- play all the songs in a given folder in sequential order (from top to bottom then back to the top) in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?

    -- play all the songs in a given folder in random order (w/ a push-button ability to skip a song I'm not in the mood for) in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?

    I'm guessing the answer is No. In which case, I'd love suggestions for some alternative s/w that does what I'm describing.

    Thanks.

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    If your looking at the folder there should be a link that says play files which will queue up the entire folder contents. You can set shuffle mode or repeat in wmp's settings. Winamp is still a good alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    When I double-click on mp3 files on my PC, it automatically launches Windows Media Player to play the song .... which it does .... then it stops and does nothing.

    Is there a way to get WMP to

    -- play that one song in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?
    To the left of the play button there are two icons, one looks like two arrows crossing and the other is an arrow going in a circular motion. The arrows crossing = random, the circular motion button = repeat. If you click that to toggle it on, it will repeat all the songs you have selected in an infinite loop. If you've only selected one song, you get that song over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    -- play all the songs in a given folder in sequential order (from top to bottom then back to the top) in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?
    If you are in library view in WMP, you should see the words "library, music, all music" at the top left when you are playing a song. If you don't see that, check the top right corner for a little icon, it will say "switch to library" and click that.

    If from a standard folder you select say five songs and hit enter, all five songs will load up and play in order. From library mode, you will see the order they are set to play in and can move them click and drag them if you like. Hitting that repeat button will make this list play infinitely in order; hitting the repeat button AND the crossing arrows button will make the list shuffle infinitely.

    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    -- play all the songs in a given folder in random order (w/ a push-button ability to skip a song I'm not in the mood for) in an infinite loop (until I cancel it)?
    Touched on that one above. Open the folder, select ALL the songs, hit enter. Now there is the list of all say 50 songs set to play. Hit both crossed arrows button and repeat button and the list will play indefinitely. You can hit skip song button and it will just skip to some other song.

    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    I'm guessing the answer is No. In which case, I'd love suggestions for some alternative s/w that does what I'm describing.

    Thanks.
    That should work... let me know if you run into any problems.
    Last edited by USCKingsFan31; October 25th, 2010 at 08:28 PM.

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