Windows Media Player problems

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jvnderwe

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Recently I have been having problems with Windows Media Player within my web brower. When I use WMP to play a video from my hard disk I have no problems, yet if I try and view a video embedded in a web page it will not play. However, the odd site that uses a quicktime format presents no problems. When I use Mozilla I get an "illegal operation" error and am forced to close my browser. When using IE the video simply does not play.

I am running Win98SE with windows media player 9. I have Mozilla 1.7 and IE 6.
I have tried reinstalling WMP and installing codecs but to no avail. I also made sure ZoneAlarm was allowing the player to access the internet but that was not the problem either. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
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i had similar problems with wmp, and never had them resolved, so i downloaded winamp, and its been running perfect ever since... not a bad player either.
 

jvnderwe

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Well, most webpages with embedded video clips seem to require WMP. Is there any way to make them use another player?
 
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This might depend on the speed of your ISP....dial-up by chance????
This will slow down most web pages.
 

jvnderwe

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No, I have cable internet. Many sites ask you to choose your connection speed, but regardless of what I choose the video will not play.
 
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