problem with windows media player !

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ickymay, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    hiya,

    does anyone have a clue as to why windows media player should be blocking me playing this video in Win7 beta 7k, taken from this page ?

    all I get is the firewall could be blocking message but from what i can see in firewall advanced settings internet is allowed in and out for media player:confused:

    or am i missing something obvious :eek:

    any help appreciated
     
  2. bboy500

    bboy500 New Member

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    what antivirus are you using? maybe that is blocking it. if not try using a diffrent web browser
     
  3. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    ahhh solved thnx :)

    I was using opera browser and to check that i tried it also in Internet Explorer

    what I didnt reckon on was that it was never supposed to open in windows media player ,

    On advise I installed silverlight (not compatible with opera) or internet explorer 64 bit , and it now runs happily as it should in Internet Explorer 32 bit :razz:
     
  4. Seras

    Seras New Member

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    You could also had simply download the video and open it locally ;)
    besides, the windows media player streams it perfectly, maybe it really was your firewall.
     
  5. GomJabbar

    GomJabbar Senior Member

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    I have Opera 10 Alpha installed on W7b 32-bit and the video in your link played just fine. A Windows Media Player window opened on top of the browser, and shortly began playing video as it was being streamed.
     

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