With Windows MediaPlayer 9, this MP3 doesn't play when you click it. With MediaPlayer 8, works fine.

Posted on 2004-03-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Actually, it plays if you have MediaPlayer 9 ONLY IF YOU DOWNLOAD the MP3 and play it.  But if you just click the "play" button or click "Download audio" (which is a link directly to the MP3), it doesn't play.  

This is my website, and it's killing me.  Ideas??

Here's the link to the MP3 that won't play in MediaPlayer 9:

Note that longer MP3s play fine in either version of MediaPlayer, for example:

Question by:pudjam666

Expert Comment

ID: 10657769

Have you tried putting the link to the mp3 inside an .asx or .wax file?

These are small locator files like below: (this one is 042802rm.asx)

<asx version="3">
<ref href = "http://www.anastasiabaptist.org/upload/sound/sermons/rmo4282002.wma"/>
<title>Living a Life That is Out of This World</title>
<author>Rev. Ron Moore</author>
<moreinfo href = "http://www.anastasiabaptist.org"/>

I have found that problem files sometimes play well that way. Just link to the location of the .asx file you create in notepad.

Another choice would be to use a different audio type like windows media audio (.wma).


Author Comment

ID: 10663055
Thanks for the reply ABSweb.

I tried making an ASX file but it doesn't play in MediaPlayer 9.  See:

note that the MP3 it's pointing to plays fine if you download it and play it in MediaPlayer.. just not playing it from a link, or inside an ASX.

Any more ideas?


Expert Comment

ID: 10870417
Have you tried this from a different computers with WMP9 installed?

Also, do you have the latest service packs/updates/etc. for your OS and player?

As another workaround, you could try the <embed> tag:

  <embed src="filename.mp3" autostart="true">

Accepted Solution

adecold earned 2000 total points
ID: 11009476
When i download the file it's only 576 BYTES & 0 sec long. You might want to check the mp3 file. Even if i download the file it just keeps on repeating cos it's 0 secs long. If you right click on the media, error detail it says"reached the end of the file"

so just recheck the mp3 file

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

I have a Synology DS212+ NAS.  These are not only great for backup and normal NAS stuff, but also for delivering media throughout your home or LAN via DLNA.  I copied my whole audio collection from iTunes over to the box, but couldn't figure out how…
It is a real story and is one of my scariest tech experiences. Most users think that IT experts like us know how to fix all computer problems. However, if there is a time constraint and you MUST not fail the task or you will lose your job, a simple …
Users will learn how resize a batch of photos from a single command in Photoshop via Photoshop's Image Processor. Open up an Image you'd like to resize in Adobe Photoshop: Adjust the image size according to your preferences. Image > Adjustments > …
Viewers will learn the basics of creating custom device Racks in Ableton Live. Place instrument(s) and effects onto a track, and select them all by holding the Shift key and clicking on the device title bars: Group them by typing Command-G (Ctrl-G…
Suggested Courses

597 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question