OK. In this thread, I was swayed by yosemitebabe’s praise of the Windows version of iTunes, so I went ahead and downloaded it.
It’s fantastic! I’m very happy with it, and would like to use it as my default player for mp3s, and also I’d like it to be the default when I insert an audio CD.
Windows Media Player seems to really hate that idea. I’ve done everything I can think of, but it still associates itself with everything and even hijacks audio CDs and mp3s when I have iTunes open.
I have gone into the Options menu in WMP, and deselected every file type listed. Still no result. Is there something painfully obvious that I’m missing?
This is for WMP version 9.00.00.3075, and I’m running Windows XP Pro.