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Old 05-23-2006, 06:31 PM
BrightSmite BrightSmite is offline
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Can't listen to music samples on

When I click the "Windows Media" link (see Attached Image) I get this messege:

C00D11BB: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is either not supported by the Player or not supported by the server.

If you encountered this error by clicking a link on a Web page, the link might not be valid.

If you encountered this error by typing a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Open URL dialog box, try opening the file by using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").

A list of protocols that are supported by the Player and the correct syntax follows:

mms://server/filename (for example, a file with a .wma, .wmv, .asf, or .mp3 extension)
mms://server/sami.asf?SAMI=http://server/sami/sami_demo.smi (SAMI file)
If Windows Media Player supports the protocol and you still cannot play the content, verify that the Player is configured to use all of its supported protocols.

To configure protocol settings
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.
In the Streaming protocols area, select all the protocol check boxes.

The supported protocols can be used only to stream digital media files. Windows Media Player cannot be used as a browser.
Error ID = 0xC00D11BB, Condition ID = 0x00000000

Where it says:

On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.

In the Streaming protocols area, select all the protocol check boxes.
I did that and still get the messege error messege. I used to be able to listen to them. Can you help me?



P.S. The other two options give another error messege.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:32 PM
rowrrbazzle rowrrbazzle is offline
Join Date: Jul 1999
I can't answer your question, but with my new computer I've also had a problem trying to get Amazon's Windows Media links to play while using Firefox. A WM player pop-up pops up, but the controls are grayed out and nothing happens. With IE, the stand-alone WM starts and the selection plays.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:45 PM
Sequent Sequent is offline
Join Date: Jun 2000
Tybee Island! I just moved to Savannah!

One suggestion: make sure you're not accessing Amazon via a proxy server.
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