WMP and CDnow (Amazon)

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BarnStorm

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Have been noticing something in the past weeks regarding WMP and being able to play CD samples from CDnow.

Used to work like a charm, but now does nothing. Seems to start and then stops. Never hear a thing, audio-wise.

I am running various Windows platforms, but all current environments.

I am running WMP v11. Am I missing something obvious?

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BarnStorm

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This has not happened to anyone else?

Is this a v11 thing?

Appreciate any words of wisdom.
 
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i just checked out the CDnow samples and they work fine on my wmp11.

i'm not quite sure what you mean by "various platforms" and "current environments" but, last week i updated to the NET Framework 3.0 at ms updates and it caused issues with some of my video files so i uninstalled the update and things returned to normal.
 

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Thanks, TBone. Here's a summary of my two home platforms.

My main PC is a new HP running Window XP Media Center Edition version 2002, SP2. Installed also is IE v6 and WMP v11. On this machine, I get nothing when I click the track sample links. The WMP box pops up, looks like it's connecting and then goes blank.

My other PC is an Averatec laptop, a few years old. It runs XP SP2 with IE v7 and WMP v10. CDNow links work fine on this one.

Further thoughts? Not sure this instantly implicates WMP v11 as the culprit and would prefer not to roll back to v10.

Thanks again.
 

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Wow... curiouser and curiouser.

I just went to CDUniverse on the off chance that there is something peculiar about CDNow's hosting of the samples.

Sure enough, I was able to click on the WMP icons and it worked fine.

So, I guess this has to do not only with the combination of platforms/versions on my end, that I described in my earlier post, but also on how the individual sites implement their samples.
 
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