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

doxology

Extraordinary Member
#1
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
 


techmonkey74

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#2
IS the WMP set as the default player?
 


doxology

Extraordinary Member
#3
it is now...as about 5 minutes ago.

now i'm being told it cant find the file
 


techmonkey74

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#4
Have you tried an alternate browser? I think they suggested this to you in the recording.org forum. Try just for trouble shooting.
 


doxology

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#6
can't use firefox...it will not import my IE favorites as bookmarks...the import wizard just spins & spins & spins
 


techmonkey74

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#7
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"
 


doxology

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#8
yes and yes
 


techmonkey74

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#9
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
 


doxology

Extraordinary Member
#10
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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