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Windows Media Player Will Not Play Internet Videos & Music


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True, but when mp3s are burned to a CD, which is then to be used in a non-mp3 player, they must be converted...some of us are still in the dark ages :whistling:
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Okay, let's start at the beginning, before the sledgehammers of uninstalling WMP, reinstalling Windows, etc...

You can't play some video and audio files in Windows Media Player. Everything else is working fine. You have no firewall except for the native XP one. You have checked your file extension associations, correct?
http://www.dougknox....p_easy_file.htm
This will revert them to default, so you may want to do it manually in Windows Explorer if you have changed lots of defaults.
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Okay, let's start at the beginning, before the sledgehammers of uninstalling WMP, reinstalling Windows, etc...

You can't play some video and audio files in Windows Media Player. Everything else is working fine. You have no firewall except for the native XP one. You have checked your file extension associations, correct?
http://www.dougknox....p_easy_file.htm
This will revert them to default, so you may want to do it manually in Windows Explorer if you have changed lots of defaults.
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Wow finally a real response. I've been waiting weeks for this. Umm this sounds legit, I do know how to use the cmd prompt window. But what do I choose out of that text file on that link? I mean there is two links on the page you gave me. One to reset individual things no? & one to reset everything.

Well as I said before some streaming audio and video does'nt work for me on the internet, and some does. & it is just my pc, not my friends or neighbours when they go to the same page. So yes I just want to fix my windows media player version 10 to play all streaming audio and video again.

think you can help me a step further to do these two?

i don't need to reset everything.
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Windows Explorer> Tools> Folder Options> File Types

Note the extensions of the files that aren't playing, and change them to your preference here. You can do them all individually from this dialog.
Please let me know if this fixes your problem. Thanks.
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You can burn an audio cd right from XP. Select the tracks (MP3 files) you want to burn, then click copy, and send to your burner. A prompt will ask you if you want to make them audio cd files or leave them as data files. No other software is needed, unless you want to make a fancy cd cover, etc.
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Windows Explorer> Tools> Folder Options> File Types

Note the extensions of the files that aren't playing, and change them to your preference here. You can do them all individually from this dialog.
Please let me know if this fixes your problem. Thanks.
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what am i looking for in here though? i know you mean in the folder options, i know where you mean. but what am i looking for specifically in the list? as I said before some streaming audio and video does'nt work for me on the internet, and some does. & it is just my pc, not my friends or neighbours when they go to the same page. So yes I just want to fix my windows media player version 10 to play all streaming audio and video again.
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Whatever files are being downloaded to play in wmp have a dot "." then a letter extension. Look in your temp files for what you tried to get, or go back to the site(s) and right click, save target as or choose properties, or hover the cursor and look in the bottom left of your screen. Make sure that the extension you are trying to view is set to open with the program you choose, in this case WMP.

I'm wondering if somehow an incompatible program is associated with those files- it happens now and then when some buggy software gets installed. HP printers do a real number on image files, for example- the software that people think they need to install, when all they need are the drivers (why do people leave " cd autoplay" turned on? will be the next rant) seizes all their file extension associations. Anyway, it may not be the problem- could be your buffer settings or codecs, but I don't like most of the advice you've already been given, considering we haven't started at the basic troubleshooting steps first. To me, uninstalling WMP right away or reinstalling XP seemed a little drastic when we haven't really checked other possibilities. Will you please also let me know which firewall or Internet Security program you are using? I will also call in some people more knowledgeable than I about WMP. I use WinAmp.
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I went to www.cdnow.com and typed in any artists album. I than tried to open a song to preview. The windows media player clips would'nt play. This has been my problem, and the same thing happens when I go to www.msn.ca to view a streaming video. Seems like it only happens with video lists, or audio lists. You told me to right click whatever I was trying to view or listen to, and "save target as" in order to view it's extention type. Well when I try to save the target it says "save as type: windows media audio/video playlist". You also told me to go into windows explorer in the folder options and files types tab to check the extention of the "saved target". Well I did and it says the extention for "windows media audio/video playlist" is "WMX".

If I try to play audio on say www.cdnow.com I get this message from windows media player v.10 that says this when I try to play it:

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:").


Than it has a button for more information. When pressed it says this:

C00D11BB: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is either not supported by the Player or not supported by the server.

If you encountered this error by clicking a link on a Web page, the link might not be valid.

If you encountered this error by typing a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Open URL dialog box, try opening the file by using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").

A list of protocols that are supported by the Player and the correct syntax follows:

mms://server/filename (for example, a file with a .wma, .wmv, .asf, or .mp3 extension)
http://server/filename
rtsp://server/filename
mms://server/sami.asf?SAMI=http://server/sami/sami_demo.smi (SAMI file)
If Windows Media Player supports the protocol and you still cannot play the content, verify that the Player is configured to use all of its supported protocols.

To configure protocol settings
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.
In the Streaming protocols area, select all the protocol check boxes.
Note

The supported protocols can be used only to stream digital media files. Windows Media Player cannot be used as a browser.
Error ID = 0xC00D11BB, Condition ID = 0x00000000






THANX FOR THE HELP. I'M DYING HERE. I HAVE'NT BEEN ABLE TO VIEW CERTAIN VIDEOS AND LISTEN TO MUSIC IN A WHILE NOW. IT ONLY HAPPENS ON SOME SITES. SEEMS LIKE IT'S ONLY THOSE PLAYLIST SITES WITH A BUNCH OF LINKS TO AUDIO OR VIDEOS IN A ROW. BECAUSE IF I GO ON SAY A CERTAIN SITE WITH JUST ONE OR TWO SEPERATED VIDEOS, OR ONE SONG IT WORKS. I COULD BE WRONG IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE. THIS ALL STARTED OUT OF NO WHERE. MY PC IS FINE. EVERYTHING ON MY PC IS FINE. I DO USE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER A LOT. IT COULD BE THAT I PRESSED SOMETHING BY ACCIDENT. I SCAN MY PC FOR VIRUS', ADAWARE, MALWARE, ETC. ALL THE TIME. NO PROBLEMS ON IT.


PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPP

Edited by superstar, 20 September 2006 - 10:47 PM.

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Hi superstar,

Please follow the link below to test the Media Player supported file types and let us know which, if any, will not play.

http://support.micro...b;en-us;Q316992

Look in MP options panel, file types tab to verify which formats are associated with MP.
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Everyone worked but the first one .asf was a download to install a file not to play one. oh and except the .ivf file. although i dunno what that one's for. but yah it did'nt work. neither did the .rmi file.
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I can't seem to play any of the clips at cdnow either. At another site, looking at two different links to the same song clip, one plays and one does not.

http://www.musicfact...sblunt_Clip.wav plays

http://mfile.akamai....eautiful_Lo.asx does not play

Below is an example of the type links I observed at cdnow.

http://www.amazon.co...6233328-5100825

I may be wrong, but the cdnow URL appears to me to be a re-director. Hmmm.........seems I read something about MP using re-directors. I'll look into it again tomorrow. Need to get some sleep now.

Oh, you may be missing a codec for the asf files (had to install it myself).
http://www.free-code...Audio_CoDec.htm
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I don't see why I would need asf files to play. If I need that codec and it's urgent let me know and I'll get it. But I have'nt even heard of those kind of files. Well hope that I can somehow get these streaming videos and songs to work for me. They work for everyone else I know. I have a watchful eye on this thread. This is killing me!!! I want to watch videos and listen to music. argggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thx for your replies people. I have an old hard drive with xp pro on it not xp home version like the one i am currently using. i just might hook it up and see if the links work there. my guess is they should. we'll see. problem is i have no way to put the hard drive in. my case is a very complicated box. if you look at the pic for my name, you'll see why. it's made of acrylic and everything is screwed in at weird angles. so much so if i want to switch a hard drive it would take me 2-3 hours unscrewing and putting it all back together. so hope you guys can help before i get that desperate to try. i think my friends tellin me that certain sites that don't work for me work for them should be enough.

Edited by superstar, 21 September 2006 - 12:51 AM.

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Right click the below link and select Save target as, then save it to your desktop. (or use any link from cdnow that doesn't work for you)

http://www.amazon.co...6233328-5100825

It should save as an axf file, which is a Metafile. Right click the file and open with notepad. You will see the following line.

<Ref href="mms://mms.content.loudeye.com/600111/n/000/64/47/0006447_0111_00_0690.wma" />

Replace the mms with http, in both places, then copy the entire URL between the quotes.

http://http.content.loudeye.com/600111/n/000/64/47/0006447_0111_00_0690.wma

In Media Player, click File>Open URL, then paste it in and click OK. Does it play?
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When I right clicked the file to "save target as" the files name was automatically written as "hurl". The media type it was automatically saving as was "windows media audio/video playlist". Once saved the file looked like this on my desktop:

Posted Image

I'm not sure but I can bet it's not saving as an "axf" file unless it's supposed to still look like that icon. Well regardless I right clicked the file and had to use this in the right click menu just to get it to open in notepad otherwise if I double clicked the file to open normally, it would just try to open with windows media player and not play:

"open with/choose program/notepad"

After opening it in the notepad I saw this written:

<ASX Version="3.0">
<TITLE>00064470111000690</TITLE>
<Entry>
<Ref href="mms://mms.content.loudeye.com/600111/n/000/64/47/0006447_0111_00_0690.wma" />
</Entry>
</ASX>


I than replaced both of the mms with http, and copied the entire URL between the quotes. Than in my windows media player version 10, I clicked "File>Open URL", pasted it in, and clicked OK.

Your question was:

Does it play? [bleep] yes! But what's next? I'm assuming your diagnosing my problem. Seems like you know a lot about this. Very impressive. I've been waiting weeks to get my media player to play all streaming audio and video. Great work. Keep it up and let me know what else I need to do.
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On the Windows Firewall exceptions tab, click Add port. Add tcp port 1755 and give it a name (tcpmms or something). Then add another, this time UDP port 1755. In media player options, network tab, make sure all protocols are selected, http is configured for browser and others are set to automatically detect. Reboot and see if it will stream properly.
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