problem with windows media player !

#1
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
what antivirus are you using? maybe that is blocking it. if not try using a diffrent web browser
 


#3
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
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.
 


GomJabbar

Senior Member
#5
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:
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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