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  1. steamwiz

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  2. kramnnim

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    I couldnt get to the link that you posted, it redirected me to the main site. I located a random video, though, and viewed it without any problems.

    What version of Media Player do you have? The video I'm watching uses the Windows Media version 7 codec...I assume all the videos on the site use v7?

    Strange that a site has full movies for free viewing, I wonder how they pay for the bandwidth...too bad I can't understand the language they are in, ;)
     
  3. The_Egg

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    I couldn't see any "click here to view video" link, unless it's in Russian (but alas my grasp of the Russian language is nil), so I clicked on; Watch Video -> "Music Video" link in the right-hand column, and then clicked on some random video.
    The format is .ASX playlist (Windows Media Video/Audio shortcut)
    Windows Media Player v8 opened and streamed the video perfectly, with no problems whatsoever.
    Under: File -> Properties it says:
    Video codec: Windows Media Video v7

    What version of WMP are you using?
    If it's the default Win98 v6.x version, then that'll be your problem.

    Or were you referring to something else?

    [EDIT]
    Damn! Too slow, hehe :D
     
  4. steamwiz

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    HI kramnnim & The_Egg

    I have windows media player 7

    I just clicked on the link again and it took me straight here :-

    <img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=715073">

    Maybe it's loading from my cache

    It's the early hours of the morning here now - I'll check it out again tomorrow, with better directions to finding it on the site.

    Thanks for replying

    edit - Quote "I clicked on; Watch Video -> "Music Video" link in the right-hand column, and then clicked on some random video" I just did the same and none of them work - get audio but no video

    steam
     

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    Strange, the link works now...and the video, too. The audio says version 8, and the video is version 7.

    What OS are you using?
     
  6. The_Egg

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    Hehe, most strange!
    Did you edit the link or something?

    Same results now for me as Kramnnim


    Yes, we need to know what version of Windows Media Player you're using.

    @Kramnnim
    Steamwiz's Windows OS is Win98 (it's in his sig)
     
  7. Del

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    Hi Egg,
    Did it ever work?
     
  8. Huon

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    Curiouser and curiouser. I got the main site from the link, but if I copy the link, and try again from the main site homepage, I get to the offending page. I can't get the video either! MSMP #9 & XPHome.
    I have no clue. I may try Netscape & see what happens. can't get anything from Opera.
     
  9. steamwiz

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    Huon
    I'm glad I'm not the only one :D - no big deal - I just don't like to have things that don't work - let me know if Netscape or anything else works for you

    The_Egg
    No I didn't edit the link :p

    Version 7.10.00.3059

    Del
    Not for me :cool:

    kramnnim
    Like The_Egg says - win98 (first edition) :)

    Thanks everyone - I'd like to get this one solved

    steam
     
  10. The_Egg

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    Yes, it worked ok for me . . .
    Though the first time I clicked the link I ended up at the homepage.
    Now when I click it, I get the "offending page" (lol) and the vid streams perfectly ok for me in WMP8 w/ WinXP

    Here's a direct link to the stream
    http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/video_asx.asp?sku=29113

    "WMP -> File -> Properties" says:
    Bitrate: 230Kbps
    Audio Codec: Windows Media Audio V8 | 32 kbps, 32 kHz, stereo
    Video Codec: Windows Media Video V7

    I could only listen/watch for approx. 20 seconds before switching it off.
    Reason being, I can't stand cheesy disco/house music ;) :D

    Note the bitrate: 230Kbps
    If your connection speed isn't fast enough, then WMP will refuse to show the video.
    If it is fast enough, then make sure WMP is setup correctly in:
    Tools -> Options -> Performance

    If it's not a bandwidth issue, then it's possibly a codec related issue !?
    Seeing Steamwiz is using WMP7, I was gonna suggest getting WMA v8 Codec Package, but if it doesn't work for you Huon w/ WMP9, then this kinda overrides my theories, unless this particular vid is only compatible with WMP8 codecs?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp
    Change drop down menu to: Codecs Installation Package

    Though I don't think it is a codec issue, seeing the video codec in use is WMV v7, which is part of WMP7 and also supported by WMP9

    The plot thickens . . .

    You're not running any p2p file sharing apps at the same time by any chance?
     
  11. steamwiz

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    Hi The_Egg

    I have a slow dial-up connection (could be the problem ?)

    I wonder what sort of connection Huon has ?

    I have no p2p progams on my computer (one of the few who believe they are more trouble than they are worth)

    I clicked on your direct link - and guess what - no it didn't play - it took me to the homepage :rolleyes:

    Got to go to work now, will check back later

    steam
     
  12. The_Egg

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    That'll be the problem then
    You can't stream a 230kbps video over a 56kbps modem

    btw, you're right about that direct link . . . it does take you to the homepage,
    but only if you left click it.

    If you right-click it, select "copy shortcut"
    You can then open WMP, go to:
    File -> Open url
    paste in the url (Ctrl+V)
    Click open
    and WMP will stream the video

    ...well, it would if you had a broadband/cable/adsl/T1 type connection
     
  13. steamwiz

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    Hi The_Egg

    I tried to play the vid exactly the way you posted, before logging of earlier today - and this is what I got when the music started to play :-

    Show Video Stream
    Playing 34 K bits/sec

    So I guess you solved it - lousy dial-up (where I live - out in the country - we've been told by the phone company that we will never have broadband - because it's not economical for them):(

    Thanks for your help - I would never have thought of that :D

    steam
     
  14. kramnnim

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    If you really want the video- try a program called "ASF Recorder" I used it to get several 100MB+ concert videos back when I was on dialup. I think PCWorld.com has it in their downloads section. It basically allows you to save a streaming asf/asx file onto your hard drive.
     
  15. Huon

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    I got no joy with Netscape, but I am 56k Steam, like you.
    Explains nicely.:)
     
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