WMP 11 won't reopen after Close to play avi file link in IE7

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Arlene, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Arlene

    Arlene Guest

    I have Windows Vista, WMP 11 and IE7. When I click a link to download an avi
    file (http://gdpkeyboarding.com/MoviesZimmerly/Annotations_Workaround.avi) at
    http://gdpkeyboarding.com/Troubleshoot.htm#Annotations_ , the file plays
    fine. However, if I close the WMP window, and then click the link to play the
    file again, I hear the file playing but the WMP window does not open. I have
    to go to Start, Programs, and launch it. Why doesn't WMP just open each time
    you play a file? Thanks in advanc.

    Arlene, Sep 22, 2008
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  2. Arlene

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Is it just a problem with video files? Just with AVI files? Does it only
    happen via files opened from IE?

    What video card do you have? Is there a driver update available from the
    zachd [MSFT], Sep 29, 2008
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  3. Arlene

    Arlene Guest

    It's a problem with AVI files in IE7. I don't have any other browser to test
    and I'm not sure what you mean by a video file. What extension would a video
    file have?

    I have a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 video card. I checked in Windows for a
    driver update and it said I had the latest driver. I checked Device Manager,
    Sound, video and game controllers, Conextant High Definition Audio,
    Properties, Drive tab, Update Driver, and the driver did need an update,
    which Windows installed. I then went back to test the file in IE7 and closed
    and reopened without issue, so it looks like updating the audio driver did
    the trick. Thanks so much.
    Arlene, Oct 1, 2008
  4. Arlene

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    DId you go to the nVidia site to check if you had the latest driver?
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 4, 2008
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