WMP says I'm not connected to the net but I am

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by alpal1978, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. alpal1978

    alpal1978 Guest

    Hello everyone, in the last few days I've had problems with my WMP and I'm
    hoping some experts amongst you can help me out.

    When I try to downlaod a file straight off the net, previously it will
    automatically open my WMP and the file will be played. But now, I get an
    error msg that says

    "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the
    Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage
    card, insert the storage card."

    I'm obviously connected to the net coz I can surf websites and all. What
    seems to be the problem? and how can I solve it? Many thanks
    alpal1978, Apr 16, 2006
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  2. alpal1978

    Andrew E. Guest

    Open WMP,tools,options,on the first page,chk the box"connect to the internet"
    close out.
    Andrew E., Apr 16, 2006
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  3. alpal1978

    RAR Guest

    I am having the problem as well. I tried doing the "Connect to internet"
    option, and even added the ForceOnline registry entry. I have uninstalled
    ZoneAlarm, and am connected to the internet with IE. Still can't find a
    solution to this problem. Downloaded videos work fine, but embedded players
    and clicked links that open WMP don't work.
    RAR, Apr 17, 2006
  4. Same problem. I have qwest DSL and AOL but I cannot connect to the internet
    with WMP. Looked in network tab, looked at proxy server, and other things
    but it won't connect. Qwest is no help either. How do we fix it?
    Steve in Denver, Apr 19, 2006
  5. alpal1978

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Can you view the Media Guide in WMP... ?
    zachd [MSFT], Apr 20, 2006
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