.WAX files do not open .WMA's Windows Media Player...Windows 7

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  1. doxology

    doxology New Member

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    hello...

    have been setting up all the *.wma files on my music web site to stream as directed by *.wax files.

    everything was fine in XP Pro...but now I've gone over to Windows 7; & noticed that when I click on one of the *.wma's at my site...it doesn't stream...Windows 7 instead asks me if I want to open or save the file. no matter which option I choose...it treats it as a text file (opening the *.wax in 'Notepad').

    not sure what I've done wrong or am missing.

    thanx,


    dox
     
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    IS the WMP set as the default player?
     
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    it is now...as about 5 minutes ago.

    now i'm being told it cant find the file
     
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    Have you tried an alternate browser? I think they suggested this to you in the recording.org forum. Try just for trouble shooting.
     
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    can't use firefox...it will not import my IE favorites as bookmarks...the import wizard just spins & spins & spins
     
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    I am not an expert on .wax files but aren't they basically a reference to a .wma file located elsewhere? If so are the .wma files "intact"
     
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    yes and yes
     
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    Well I am getting out of my comfort zone here and do not wan to steer you the wrong way and it seem like you have more experience with this than I do. Maybe you can try the diagnostic for the WMP but does not sound like that is your issue. Sorry I could not be more of a help. :(

    Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues
     
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    it's ok...

    I changed the music files all over to *.mp3...& the metafiles (pointers) to *.m3u...& they all work fine.

    the only reason I went w/ *.wma's at all is that sound fractionally better than an *.mp3...but not so much so that it outweighs causing a problem for my visitors.

    thanx 4 ur help,


    dox
     

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