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Windows Media Player problems

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by jvnderwe, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. jvnderwe

    jvnderwe Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. fevola25

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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.
     
  3. jvnderwe

    jvnderwe Thread Starter

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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?
     
  4. otoe1

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    This might depend on the speed of your ISP....dial-up by chance????
    This will slow down most web pages.
     
  5. 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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