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Topic # 79141 13-Mar-2011 12:37
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Hi there.

I cannot seem to play WMP (Windows Media Player) videos/streams or listen to the radio using the internet. Downloading files and then using WMP to play them works fine, its just when they are in the browser. Im not sure how long I have had this problem for, and its only now it decided to do something about it.

I click play, the video says connecting and the ad DOES play. This is followed up by the notification reading ready. However when I click play I go round and round in circles.

An example is http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nz-search-and-rescue-head-japan-4059300/video

Im not sure what the problem is? Maybe im missing some kind of file or plugin? I really have no idea.

All help is greatly appreciated,

Cheers Mike.

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  Reply # 447974 13-Mar-2011 12:57
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It depends on which OS and browser you are using... You don't tell us anything that can be useful to help.







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  Reply # 447981 13-Mar-2011 13:20
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Ahh yes. I am using Internet Explorer, with Windows Vista Home Premium. I am not sure on what version of WMP I am using, but im sure its the latest.

Edit: I am using 11.0.6002.18311 version of WMP

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 447983 13-Mar-2011 13:28
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Make sure ad-blockers on your browsers are not enabled.

Edit - The latest version of WMP available is v12

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-media-player-12






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  Reply # 447984 13-Mar-2011 13:42
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Thanks for that bill but it says WMP 12 is for Windows 7 only.

Not sure what you mean by ad-blocker? Do you mean Pop-Up blocker?

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  Reply # 447987 13-Mar-2011 13:51
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Weird. I would have thought WMP12 would be available for Vista as well. I tried the TVNZ video above on an XP machine running stock version of WMP and it plays it fine.

By default, no browser comes with ad-blocker but you can download these add-on's to block ads on websites. Seems like you don't have it installed anyway.

Which version IE do you have? Vista came with IE7, have you upgraded to IE8?




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  Reply # 447988 13-Mar-2011 13:57
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Yes I have IE8. My current version is 8.0.6001.19019

Maybe in the past I ticked or unticked a box without realising it and thats why I cant play media? Im not sure just a guess.


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  Reply # 447992 13-Mar-2011 14:15
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Download IE9 RC which is available for WIN 7 and Vista only and see if that helps. It's miles ahead of IE8 or any other browser available right now.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/home

MS will be releasing the RTM(final) version of IE9 on coming Monday in US (tuesday in NZ).




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  Reply # 447995 13-Mar-2011 14:39
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So I just downloaded IE9, and still the exact same problem.

Happen to have anymore ideas? :P

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  Reply # 447996 13-Mar-2011 14:50
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lol. You upgraded to the latest and greatest browser at least.

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/tvnz_story_skin/416374?format=html

Try updating to the latest flash player from adobe's website. Latest version available is 10.2




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  Reply # 447997 13-Mar-2011 14:51
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First, downloading IE9 RC is not a great idea - the final version is coming out Tuesday anyway, so double download.

There's a Hotfix available to fix a problem with TVNZ and WMP. It was mentioned here on Geekzone before, but as usual Google is your friend.

Also check the TVNZ OnDemand FAQ http://tvnz.co.nz/video/faq







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  Reply # 448001 13-Mar-2011 15:08
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Yeah ive got to say, sorry Bill but I didnt like the browser one single bit. It was slow, some pages wouldnt load and some would repeatedly crash. But its only the Beta so maybe on Tuesday I'll give it another go.



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  Reply # 448008 13-Mar-2011 16:02
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http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/8994575/fast-bandwidth-live-streaming-for-fill-the.../

This has the exact same problem as TVNZ. Except this one doesnt even say ready. Its just a black box, with the WMP icons of play, stop etc. I click play and nothing happens.

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  Reply # 448047 13-Mar-2011 20:39
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I would totally recommend making the switch to Google Chrome, For most users, it's still way more superior in terms of Security and Speed so far.

I don't have any problems with the videos (But I am running Google Chrome on Linux), you could try using VLC to play the media files...




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  Reply # 448050 13-Mar-2011 21:04
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IE9 is the most secure and fastest browser available.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowssecurity/archive/2011/03/11/security-and-internet-explor...

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/chrome-10-vs-internet-explorer-9-reconsidered/792?tag=mantle_sk...

edit - As for web streaming, VLC plays no part whether it's installed or not on an PC. 




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