WMP 11 error dialogue disable?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Ben Macer (scoobymad555), Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Hey all .... hope someone can suggest something for this ....

    Have a setup with wmp 11 on xp receiving an internal ip stream from a server
    running a satellite tv feed. Nature of the satellite feed is unfortunately
    that there will be corrupted frames etc which the server is currently
    configured to drop rather than try and rescue or replace. Originally ran the
    setup using wmp 10 and didn't appear to have any problems but having upgraded
    to 11, it seems to dislike too many discarded frames in the sequence and
    drops the stream (plays perfectly otherwise). Have dealt with the stream
    dropping by including the ?WMReconnect switch and setting it to a high value
    which is working since you can see content playing but i'm still getting the
    dialogue box popping up with the "cannot play this content" error message
    even though the content is playing in the background! On top of that, it
    pulls the playback out of fullscreen mode aswell which i'm assuming is
    because of the dialogue box.

    Gone through all the menus in wmp and had a poke through the registry too
    for anything glaringly obvious that might allow me to either disable the
    notification process or simply force wmp to play what it's given but i'm not
    getting the results at this point and i'm not really registry guru enough to
    hack about without pointers. :(

    Starting the player from a scheduled batch script containing this command :

    wmplayer /play /fullscreen

    just to clarify, command works and plays perfectly until there's a large
    number of dropped frames from the server (15 or more ish) at which point,
    wmp 11 gets the hump lol! ..... oh and the stream source is a "penguin" box ;)

    any suggestions guys? .... i'm running out of ideas ..... even been googling
    for additional reg keys lol!
    Ben Macer (scoobymad555), Apr 28, 2009
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  2. Ben Macer (scoobymad555)

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I don't know of any mechanism to disable dialog boxes in the standalone
    player. You could probably embed it an turn off error dialogs that way,
    zachd [MSFT], Apr 30, 2009
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