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Can't see most online streaming videos with Windows Media Player.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by MeAmRussian, Jul 8, 2005.

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  1. MeAmRussian

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    I don't know what to do; launch.com doesn't work. When I try to play a video, the media player configuration box comes up saying "click the i see the video button when you see the video." The video doesn't play. It says "stopped." At other streaming video sites, it just says loading... then "ready." Then when I press play it again says loading... "ready".

    I don't know what to do :( I tried going to "help" at launch if the video doesn't play. That doesn't work.

    I have windows XP.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    High Speed internet or dialup?
     
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    It didn't ask me that... but if it did i'd put high speed.
     
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    Do you have the latest player, for XP it is 10, for others there is 7 and some 9.
     
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    Yes, I have the latest version, 10. I did check for updates anyway; I have all the latest updates.
     
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    Are cookies enabled do you have a firewall? I'm guessing you are using internet explorer right?
     
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    I went to control panel --> Security... Nortan Antivirus Worm blocker on. I use avant... but that's basically the same thing as ineternet explorer (it's made from internet explorer). When I tried launching video using internet explorer, the popup window closes after 3 seconds saying I have a popup blocker on. I turned the internet explorer one off, but same problem occurs. I even tried holding down the ctrl key while launching video; same thing.
     
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    Aha, I deactived ad-watch, and the same thing occurs as always... video stopped. (Avant and IE ARE the same).
     
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    OK, I right clicked the player window when it was stopped and clicked error details. Here is the message:

    Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog box, try using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").

    What to do?
     
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    Have you tried just to try using a different browser and reinstalling media player once you have the new browser to rule a few things out. and ofcourse when doing it have all blockers like norton, ad-aware etc disabled and cookies allowed just to see if itll work in new browser. (ofcourse don't forget to re-activate them when you are through testing)
     
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    Did what you said... still doesn't work :(
     
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    Please, anyone, any other suggestion how to fix this problem?
     
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    I'd like to bring this back up.
     
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