I have a problem that I think started after I installed Sygate Personal Firewall. Although, I'm really not sure if that is when it truly began.
I have Windows Media Player 9 installed. I have Windows 2000.
Anytime I try play videos online, I get the error in the topic description: "windows media player cannot play file because a network error occurred." It then tells me to check my network settings to make sure I am connected to the internet. I check everything and definitely am always on the internet while trying to view these files on the internet.
I thought maybe it was a problem with the video host whose videos I was trying to view, but that's not the problem, either, as others are able to view them on their computers. It's simply a problem on my end.
These are wmv files.
Like I said above, I believe the issue began when I installed Sygate, but I'm not 100% sure of that. I have made sure to allow WMP 9 access to the internet and allowed access to any applications that looked like they were Windows Media Player (was that a good idea?).
I have no idea how to fix this.
If anyone could help me out here, I'd be most appreciative. Thanks in advance!
Also, I disabled Sygate completely and tried to play files, but they still didn't play.