WMP browser control problem: Recovery from WMP11b2 install/uninsta

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Vaughan, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Guest

    Embedded WMP Controls on web pages will not work on my XP Pro System. This is
    what happens:

    The page loads, and the control displays the WM logo and a message "Click to
    activate control" or something similar.

    Clicking the control does nothing.

    The error info reads: "The source filter for this file could not be loaded.

    I had unsuccessfully installed WMP11b2 and later rolled back the
    installation in control panel. Maybe this is the problem?

    I tried reinstalling WPM10 over my current setup, but the installer stops
    before it begins, citing a more recent installation on the computer.

    Is there anything I can do to straighten this out?

    Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.

    Vaughan, Sep 3, 2006
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  2. Vaughan

    Vaughan Guest

    I looked it up and found that the "Error=80040241" message means that I am
    trying to stream an unsupported file type. However, the problem occurs
    whenever a web page containing the WMP embedded control is loaded.

    One example is from www.football365.com in which case the web page freezes
    altogether and I have to use task manager to end the browser process.

    Another is the liverpoolfc.tv site where the streaming content will not run
    in the embedded window, though it will if started in a detached window. I
    checked the details of the file that I got running in the detached window.
    They were as follows :

    Bit rate: 250 Kbps
    Media type: Video
    Video size: 320 x 240
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3
    Audio codec: Windows Media Audio 9.1
    32 kbps, 44 kHz mono 1-pass CBR
    Video codec: Windows Media Video 9

    Here's hoping this means something to someone.

    Thanks in advance


    .... type file, with a .wmv extension.
    Vaughan, Sep 4, 2006
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