some embedded media won't play using either I.E. or Firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by LTL, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. LTL

    LTL Guest

    my office computer, same o.s., same updates, same media players, will play
    embedded media (like yet my home pc will not. Additionally I can't
    even download the files because it recognizes them as html and not wmv files.
    Very frustrating. WinXP Pro, SP2, I.E. 6.0, FF 1.5, WMP 10.0.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I originally posted this under the
    media player section and then realized that was probably the wrong spot.
    Sorry for the double post.
    LTL, Jan 20, 2006
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    Turkbear Guest

    By 'will not' what exactly happens when you try to play them?

    Downloading form some sites will not work because the link is actually to a separate page which then calls the media
    requested..It is designed to prevent downloading...
    Turkbear, Jan 20, 2006
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    LTL Guest

    this site has no issue with downloading but that is really not my issue I
    just thought it might be a clue. You can stream the video or download it
    gives you that option. When you hit the download button at the office it
    defaults to a wmv file. At home it defaults to a html file and even if you
    change it you don't get the media you only get the link.

    my real problem is whatever is causing the file not to play to begin with (I
    suspect). They may be tied together....they may not I'm not experienced
    enough to know.

    One of the MVP's had a link to his website where he had a FAQ of sorts
    relating to Windows Media. On it he said that he did not waste his time with
    people who had several codecs installed because they were from less than
    reputable people and caused system problems. One of those was DivX which I
    have installed at home and do not have at work. Could that be part of the
    problem and if so why?

    LTL, Jan 20, 2006
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