bbc - windows media player

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Micky, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Micky

    Micky Guest

    i want to get windows media player to be able to stream the news from the bbc
    website, this was not a problem 3 months ago but when i attempt to stream
    news/videos from the website it does not play. When i right click and then
    click 'error details' a dialogue box appears which says: "Windows Media
    Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported.
    If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog box, try using a different
    transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:")."

    Does anyone have any ideas what i can do?


    Micky, Dec 1, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    I was streaming the Saturday football matches from the BBC website through
    media player and it was working fine . There have been times when it
    wouldn't stream anything. Just download & install Real Alternative and play
    through the Real Player link until WMP starts working again.
    Dave, Dec 2, 2007
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  3. Micky

    Micky Guest


    Thanks, downloaded the real player and it works fine although a bit
    disapointted with the quality of the video compared to wmp.


    Micky, Dec 2, 2007
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