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Cannot connect using MMS protocol

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1,863 words with 2 Comments; publish: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:56:00 GMT; (300155.27, « »)

If I click on a link that resolves to

mms://bdntv.borland.com/replay/bdnradio_delphi_24hrs_02_swart.wma (or

any similar link)

Windows Medial player opens and displays the Connecting to Media

message in the status bar then displays the following error.

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified

protocol is not supported. If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog

box, try using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or

"rtsp:")."

I am running XP Pro SP2 on a small network connected to the internet

using cable modem through a Linksys BEFSR41 cable/dsl router. Everyone

else I know can access these files. What am I doing wrong? Help!<g>

..Bill.

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    • I should add that I have an old Win2k Server system running Media

      Player 6 on the network and I have no problem playing these files from

      that computer so the problem does not appear to be related to the

      network or router. It has something to do with my system.

      Also not that the XP firewall is off on the computer that has the

      problem.

      ..Bill.

      #1; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:58:00 GMT
    • Bill, I had the same problem with MMS not rolling over to HTTP. I found an

      article that suggested registering a dll file. regsvr32

      C:\WINDOWS\system32\wmnetmgr.dll

      I tried it and it worked. All of the mms links I couldn't get to work now

      work. Good luck.

      Keith

      "Bill" wrote:

      > I should add that I have an old Win2k Server system running Media

      > Player 6 on the network and I have no problem playing these files from

      > that computer so the problem does not appear to be related to the

      > network or router. It has something to do with my system.

      > Also not that the XP firewall is off on the computer that has the

      > problem.

      > --

      > ..Bill.

      >

      #2; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:59:00 GMT