Cant view Streaming video
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:11 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:16 PM
When you are a limited user on Windows XP Home Edition, you cannot receive streamed media through Windows Media Player.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:32 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:35 PM
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes
Posted 04 December 2005 - 08:59 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:07 PM
If you use add / remove and system restore was on when you installed Media Player 10, it will roll back to 9 and then it would be worth checking if you can stream if not then download media player from here
Just before you download it, click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm and reboot
Another thing to try is Tune Up 2006 which will check for incorrect entries and obsolete software, if you run this, do it in between rolling back media player and re-installing 10
Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here
Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Can you check the IE security settings are default / medium
Posted 04 December 2005 - 11:00 PM
Many thanks for taking a great deal of time to help.
That Tune Up 2006 is excellent by the way - thanks.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:18 AM
Thanks Keith... you put me on the right track. Your instructions were to roll back to WMP9, which I did without success with streaming. However, Tune Up 2006 shows some stuff on the "Uninstall" menu that's not on the normal Windows Control Panel uninstall menu. With Tune Up 2006 I noticed something called "Windows Media Format Runtime".
Having rolled back to WMP9 with no luck, and out of sheer frustration, I hit "uninstall" on "Windows Media Format Runtime". It, too, rolled back to a previous version.
Still with WMP9 I tried a streaming website - CNN - and abracadabra, streaming video!! I hit C-Span, Yahoo Music, NASA, and a few others - all with 100% success.
It took all my courage to go to File Hippo and download WMP10 and install it. I got even more nervous when I saw the installation program installing "Windows Media Format Runtime". Would it kill streaming video again?
I am happy to report that everything works just fine. No problems at all with streaming video after 2 months of searching.
As a by-product I have a squeaky clean computer thanks to Keith and Tune Up 2006.
I hope this works for the other guys and the many others who'll come this way.
CB, thanks for the use of your thread. I hope I've paid you back for squatting on your territory. Let us know how you get on with your problem.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:58 AM
Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:04 AM
however, i cant figure out why it would work then all of a sudden stop working completly without me making any changes.
That's what makes computers wonderful
Thank You for letting me know
Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:59 PM
wmp10 wont stream video, it shows the interface, plays the prerecorded media snippet etc, but will not connect.
it just says ready.
like here, the interface etc is ok, but the screen black
same in cnn.com etc.
i did what was said before, i rolled back wmp 10 to 9. Installed tuneup 2006.
rolled back "Windows Media Format Runtime" but still no go...
quicktime works fine as always streaming.
This is driving me nuts, and i just reformated and reinstalled 1 month ago.
Dont want to restore the image i made then so soon..
edit.. opened wmp9 now. I got to the home page fine, then clicked on simpsons. same result, but at last i got an error message 0xC00D1198: Cannot connect to the server
i tried every setting in the proxy, but nothing.
the streaming worked in safe mode with networking..strange. i turned off zonealarm. But have no idea what other program that can cause the streaming not to work.
Edited by bingoman, 16 December 2005 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 02:34 AM
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