windows media player will not play video.
Posted on 2006-11-21
I have a brand new dell xps m1710 laptop, os windows xp home sp2. with windows media player ver. 11 installed. Everytime I try to pay a video clip from Cnn, or fox news the video will not play and I get a message "plug in warning". the cnn.com video experience is optimized for windows media player 9 or above" (i have ver. 11 installed). it also says no media player detected and displays a button to get the player(these are from cnn.com. There are no messages from the fox web site it just says loading and the video never plays.
Anybody have any insight as to whats wrong?
I added media player to the firewall exemption list with no luck, i also tried under the network tab for media player to use 7000 -7007 with no luck. i also tried under the player tab for media player checking the box for "connect to the internet (overrides other commands) with no luck.
Is this possibly an IE7 problem, I have IE 7 installed. Please reply as this is driving me up the wall. Thank you.