Windows Server Essentials Media Pack streaming video not working


Video streaming on WSE is not working from Remote Web Access. Video starts downloading but not playing.
Video plays locally on the server, Windows Media Player is the default player.

On the web page player is trying to play video but then browser starts downloading it.

Please help
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Could be that Flash player isn't enabled, or HTML5 video isn't "enabled". This took us a while to diagnose, results here:
denickAuthor Commented:
Should flash player be installed or HTML5 work on the Server or client?
Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Just seen the screenshot, .asf tends to be a container for other codecs (and usually not flash/html5).

The RDP protocol version 8.0 uses RemoteFX adaptive encoding and will transcode the video on-the-fly into H.264, so you only ever need an H.264 codec on the client irrespective of the video player being used on the server (e.g. Flash, HTML5, DIVX). The H.264 codec is built in to Windows7/8 and the Remote Desktop client thus "just works".

Based on your screenshot, are asf files associated to open in Windows Media Player?
Are you using the same user account when you log on to the server console and when you make the remote desktop connection? Are you using Remote Web Access to log onto the server desktop or a different maching?
denickAuthor Commented:
I use Smooth Streaming IIS plugin instead of WSE

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denickAuthor Commented:
because the WSE is buggy
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