Can't view video clips online

March 28, 2006 at 22:11:24
Specs: Windows XP SP2, Pentium 4

Since upgrading to Windows Media Player 10 this week, I have not been able to view video clips while online. WMP comes ups and freezes at "Connecting." I can save clips and view them fine. But who wants to save things you don't want. I think there must be a setting that has to be changed. Can anyone help? Thanks. Steve


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#1
March 29, 2006 at 05:12:06

Try IE Tools, Internet Options, Advanced and select all items in the Multimedia category except 'Show image download placeholders. Click Apply and Ok.

HTH
Bryan


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#2
March 29, 2006 at 05:36:58

Thanks for the reply. That is how things were set already.

Steve


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#3
March 29, 2006 at 05:45:48

Also after the freeze, I cannot get into Media Player until after I reboot.

Wait I can close it with cntl-alt-del, but bottom line is it freezes when trying to play online video clips.

Funny thing is this WMP10 was thrust upon me in a Windows Update. All of a sudden my Version 9 was gone and 10 was installed. Happened two days ago.

Like I said, I can play previously stored video fine. I can save files and then they play fine. But I cannot preview online video like before.

Steve


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#4
March 29, 2006 at 14:59:32

Try dceselecting the IE settings and then reselect them.
Otherwise check the Network settings tab of WMP10.

HTH
Bryan


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#5
March 29, 2006 at 18:58:12

You can always uninstall WMP10 and I think it will default to the previous player

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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