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IE7 won't play MPG / WMV

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by AlmaH, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. AlmaH

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    Hi!
    I have a brand new pc with Vista installed. When I try to watch a video in IE7 (mpeg or wmv) it always comes up with the 'This page can not be displayed' message. Now I remember I had the same issue a long time ago with one of the beta versions but I can't remember how I fixed it. I believe it had something to do with security settings in IE7.
    Who can help me??? :)
     
  2. cuttlefish

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    I hope someone helps you as I have exactly the same problem!! :mad:

    What I did as a temporary workaround was to right click on the video and choose "save target as". :eek:

    This involves downloading the video file (often large) and then clicking on the "open" tab........ the movie then happily runs on Windows Media Player. :p

    I tried unchecking all the Vista Internet security settings and even customizing them to the lowest setting available and still nothing............ :eek:

    Weird stuff and can't believe codecs are the problem when using Media Player 11!! :rolleyes:
     
  3. horsecharles

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    Slough thru wmp options-- there'll be an option to play video in browser....

    Also, Internet Options/ Advanced & Security/Custom Level will have several possibly relevant settings....

    You may also have to go into Control Panel/Default Programs/Associate a file type blah, blah....

    Also, what behavior do you get when you try on a Moz browser?
     
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