windows media player cannot connect to the server. the server name may be incorrect or the server is busy
Posted on 2008-10-04
I've just attempted my first video streaming with a wma server (running win2003). everything works fine within the intranet, the video streams to multiple machines okay.
now I have IIS running and have disable the http plugin in wma - so I can connect to directory listing of the htm and asx files generated by announcement .
The problem is that while both the internet and intranet can see both pages and even brings up windows media, the intranet plays the video, while the internet;
as an imbedded wm player will go through the following stages:
Ready - connecting to the media - locating media - Ready (that's it! nothing happens)
launching wm player does the same thing and then at the end generates the message "windows media player cannot connect to the server. the server name may be incorrect or the server is busy. Try again later"
I've seen a few forums with this but the problem seems to be varied.
Is it my firewall settings? its been pretty much straight forward till I got to the internet part.
btw - it's a unicast - on-demand file.