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Windows Media Player can't connect to Guide or Online Stores

 
 
Moe Belli
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      02-19-2006

Windows Media Player 10 will not connect to the Internet. I can't
connect to an online store, connect to Windows Media Guide or get Album
info when ripping/playing CDs anymore!!!

I have a stable, broadband Internet connection. No problems there, but
it's like Windows Media Player doesn't recognize the connection at all.

I tried re-installing, re-setting file associations -- nothing works.

Any ideas?


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zachd [MSFT]
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      02-20-2006

This would be a networking problem. Are the settings under WMP's
Tools:Options:Network correct? Can IE connect to http://windowsmedia.com ?

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"Moe Belli" <> wrote in message
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> Windows Media Player 10 will not connect to the Internet. I can't connect
> to an online store, connect to Windows Media Guide or get Album info when
> ripping/playing CDs anymore!!!
>
> I have a stable, broadband Internet connection. No problems there, but
> it's like Windows Media Player doesn't recognize the connection at all.
>
> I tried re-installing, re-setting file associations -- nothing works.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> MB



 
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Moe Belli
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      02-20-2006
zachd [MSFT] wrote:
> This would be a networking problem. Are the settings under WMP's
> Tools:Options:Network correct? Can IE connect to http://windowsmedia.com ?
>


Darn, your post made me think about my online connection and then I
tried turning off my firewall and sure enough, Media Player connected to
Windows Media. I guess at some point I told my firewall program to block
outgoing from WMP permanently (not a good move).

Problem solved! Thanks!
 
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