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Windows 7: Cannot Play .WMA Link


17 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Cannot Play .WMA Link

I cannot play a link containing a .wma file. I get 'Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage.' I can save the file and play it. I have IE8 installed in Vista and the link works. I do not have any other player installed. Any ideas?

Thanks


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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doakh View Post
I cannot play a link containing a .wma file. I get 'Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage.' I can save the file and play it. I have IE8 installed in Vista and the link works. I do not have any other player installed. Any ideas?

Thanks
Try this:
  1. Click the "Start" Orb
  2. Click "Default Programs"
  3. Click "Set you default programs"
  4. Select "Windows Media Plaer" in the list
  5. Click "Set this program as default"
  6. Click "OK"
  7. Click the "Close" button in the upper-right cornet of the window
Did that sovle the problem for you?
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17 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry that did not work. I think I had done that.

Thanks

When I click on link go here: http://investmenthouse1.com/ihmedia/marketsummary.wmv
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17 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Your antivirus program, firewall or some other software may be blocking the page link and file.

I can get it to display and play.
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17 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Someone from Microsoft TechNet suggested:
'This indicates to me that the local MIME type association is broken. You can reset that by going to the Default Programs:Set Program Access and Computer Defaults control panel tool to set WMP as the default.'
It worked, problem solved.
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17 Jun 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for replying back. It's always nice to know how a problem was solved.
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06 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 
iTunes was the culprit in my case

I had two computers that had the same behaviour, one Vista the other one Windows 7. In both cases iTunes was the culprit as it changed the default. After choosing custom for computer defaults > Media player > Windows media player the wma link start functioning normally.
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