Problems opening Clips

Woodbob

Honorable Member
#1
Hi,

When attempting to open a some web clips I get the following message:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information
This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
  • Internet connectivity has been lost.
  • The website is temporarily unavailable.
  • The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
  • The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
  • There might be a typing error in the address.
  • If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

If I right click on the Web Clip as "Save to desktop" I can then play the clip
Any ideas what's wrong??
Of course none of the above tips worked.

Thanks



 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
What is the file extension of the clips you are trying to open?

Is Internet connectivity lost entirely or just for these certain clips.

It could be a security issue where the file needs to be downloaded rather than opened in the browser (which is a good idea)
 


Woodbob

Honorable Member
#3
Clips won't open

Hi,

Thanks. The file ext. is .wmv.. Please note the connection is not lost. Not all clips won't open. Many do w/o
a problem.

Also, as I stated I can simply right click the clip and open it after the download.

If it's simply a sccurity setting, where and what setting locations?

Thanks
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
Like I said, it's not a good idea to open them.

I would download the file to the desktop and if you don't want to keep it, simply delete it.

I tried downloading one myself and got the Information bar asking if I wanted to run the following add-on........Windows Media Player Extension from Microsoft Corporation

Even though I trust it, I wouldn't add it.

Some Internet Radio Stations use the .axs file extension and the only way you can use it is by installing that particular add-on.
 


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Woodbob

Honorable Member
#5
Clips not opening

HI,

Thanks for your help.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
No problem,

Happy to help:)
 


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