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schmoey

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hello~

i'm not sure if this would go under internet&browsers, but i'll give this a shot...

i have windows media player 9 installed on my computer, and i can't seem to play videos that are on web pages (i'm using IE6)... the WMP screen is just black, and at the bottom it reads "Ready"... if i try to press play, the message flashes to "Opening media..." but almost instantly it reverts back to "Ready"

i have all the "Play ________" checked in Tools>>Internet Options>>Advanced.. it's still not working.

can anyone help me with this problem? thank you very much.. :tazz:
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Willl WMP play the same format if you download it? It's entirely possible that it isn't a supported format or that you don't have the right codecs for it. Also you havae licensed material that you need to acquire the license for.
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hi, thanks for the reply Tyger =)

yep, it plays all formats fine if they're actually downloaded..

i tried re-installing it many times.. even different versions... it seems WMP4 and 7 can view the videos (they're streamed videos, by the way)... but the video portion is very slow.

i also downloaded the package of codecs for WMP9 from the microsoft site..

nothing worked.. i'm not entirely sure what you mean about the licensing part
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i'm pretty sure this had something to do with something i did recently..

going back in time, i accidently deleted ntvdm.exe and wowexec.exe (yeah, reaaaaaaally stupid of me >.<) ... so i tried replacing them and rebooted the computer.. but came face-to-face with a blue screen saying that ntvdm.exe was corrupt... so i went online for help, and found that i should use the windows 2000 CD and repair the files... so i did.. and pressed "repair everything" (or something like that).. another stupid move made by me i think >.<..

lots of stuff has been messed up recently after doing that (such as windows installer popping up when right-clicking files o.O.. and old javascript and VB files).. i was able to get rid of a lot of the problems but this one's just difficult

this is what it looks like:
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and when i press it it flashes to this for a split second:
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o.. nvm.. the problem ended up working out after i uninstalled and reinstalled my java.. :tazz:
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