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Pete.
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PostPosted: 17:49 - 09 Mar 2019    Post subject: How to prevent windows photo galley trying to open videos Reply with quote

I've got a weird problem that's damn annoying on my Windows Vista PC.

When I have a folder containing photos and video (typically stuff I've transferred from my phone) I can use photo gallery to browse through the photos but when it gets to a video file (.mp4, normally) it crashes windows explorer.

The video files are associated with GOM player, with a GOM player icon, and not associated with photo gallery in default programs, but photo gallery insists on trying to preview them if I'm scrolling via the left-right buttons.

This doesn't happen very often but a by-product of it crashing windows explorer is that it will re-arrange all of my desktop items, and that right royally ticks me off.

Any ideas how I can prevent photo gallery attempting to preview video files?
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PostPosted: 18:14 - 09 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is a way to do that directly, but if you want it upgraded to 7 which will 100% remove that issue, let me know.

I can probably provide you with Windows 10 or similar, but 7 would be best, Vista needs to be taken to the bin and set on fire. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 23:02 - 11 Mar 2019    Post subject: Re: How to prevent windows photo galley trying to open video Reply with quote

Pete. wrote:
I've got a weird problem that's damn annoying on my Windows Vista PC.

When I have a folder containing photos and video (typically stuff I've transferred from my phone) I can use photo gallery to browse through the photos but when it gets to a video file (.mp4, normally) it crashes windows explorer.

The video files are associated with GOM player, with a GOM player icon, and not associated with photo gallery in default programs, but photo gallery insists on trying to preview them if I'm scrolling via the left-right buttons.

This doesn't happen very often but a by-product of it crashing windows explorer is that it will re-arrange all of my desktop items, and that right royally ticks me off.

Any ideas how I can prevent photo gallery attempting to preview video files?


Canít you just remove Gom player and use the Windows Media Player as the default? Itís unlikely to crash then.
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PostPosted: 23:18 - 11 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:


I can probably provide you with Windows 10 or similar, but 7 would be best, Vista needs to be taken to the bin and set on fire. Crying or Very sad


That's what Swan Vista matches are for.
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PostPosted: 21:07 - 12 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies (and the kind offer Paddy).

I won't be rebuilding this machine, probably get a much more modern one and keep the HDD as a permanent backup.
As for my problem I installed a codec pack and whilst it still doesn't play video files in photo gallery, it now gives a 'cannot open this file' error rather than crashing explorer. I'm perfectly happy with that so I think I'll call it done Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 01:17 - 19 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

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