Media Player 11, Cant play video from Internet

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Alan, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Each time I try and view a movie directly from the internet I get a message
    like this, sometimes its a little different though...
    Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network error occurred.
    The server might not be available. Verify that you are connected to the
    network and that your proxy settings are correct.
    I can actually save it to my HDD and then open it, but that gets really
    Are there any fixes for this yet?
    Alan, Oct 22, 2006
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  2. Alan

    Stmarin Guest

    It seems that we both have the same problem, is it error message C00D11B3:
    Encountered a network error? How do you save these audiofiles to your HDD? I
    have to save files which I bought in the Internet.
    thanks a lot in advance.
    Stmarin, Oct 22, 2006
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  3. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I dont think I have ever seen an error code.
    It just says something about the network or proxys, and nothing happens..
    but I can just RIGHT click and "Save Target As" on the website and then it
    plays just fine... if its a quicktime file they play just fine... but you
    know how that goes.
    Alan, Oct 23, 2006
  4. In WMP, if you go to the player menu Tools -> Options -> Network :

    Where there's a list of 'streaming proxy settings' often it's set for
    HTTP to "browser". Click HTTP and then Configure - and set that to
    Autodetect, then OK, then restart the player.

    If that doesn't work any better, try again with the "Do not use a
    proxy server" setting to see if it improves things with a direct

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Oct 23, 2006
  5. Alan

    BluChrome Guest

    After weeks and weeks of searching, the following worked for me.

    I was having the same problem, ever since I installed IE7 , I was no longer
    able to stream videos online. Try the following steps, they somehow resolved
    my issue & hopefully also yours.

    1 - Click on Tools - Open Internet Option - Click on the connection Tab -
    Click on Lan Settings & put a check on automatic detect settings. - Click Ok
    Close IE

    2 - Open Window Media Player - click on plug-ins - option... - Click on the
    Player tab - Add a check to Connect to the Internet - Click Ok

    3 - Open IE 7 - Click on Tools - Open Internet Option - Click on the
    connection Tab - Click on Lan Settings & remove the check on automatic detect
    settings. - Click Ok - Close IE & re-open IE7

    4 - Try to see if you're able to stream videos
    BluChrome, Oct 24, 2006
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