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Windows 7: .WAX files do not open .WMA's Windows Media Player...Windows 7

04 Aug 2011   #1
doxology

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
.WAX files do not open .WMA's Windows Media Player...Windows 7

hello...

have been setting up all the *.wma files on my music web site to stream as directed by *.wax files.

everything was fine in XP Pro...but now I've gone over to Windows 7; & noticed that when I click on one of the *.wma's at my site...it doesn't stream...Windows 7 instead asks me if I want to open or save the file. no matter which option I choose...it treats it as a text file (opening the *.wax in 'Notepad').

not sure what I've done wrong or am missing.

thanx,


dox


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04 Aug 2011   #2
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

Is your web browser set to open with WMA by default?
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04 Aug 2011   #3
doxology

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

have no idea...it's IE8...only been up & running for a few days...how is this accomplished...???

thanx,


dox
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04 Aug 2011   #4
doxology

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

ok...

it's now set as default...

...& it is telling me that it cannot locate the file

oy vey
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04 Aug 2011   #5
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

Hmmm... have you confirmed that upgrading the OS from XP to 7 hasn't affected the location of the file? I don't see any way the url path would have changed, but you might as well check that out too. I'm not super familiar with .WAX files, but I do know that there are alternative file types that do the same thing.

This was the best thing I found online:
http://all-streaming-media.com/faq/s...redirector.htm
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04 Aug 2011   #6
doxology

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

it's ok...

I changed the music files all over to *.mp3...& the metafiles (pointers) to *.m3u...& they all work fine.

[the only reason I went w/ *.wma's at all is that sound fractionally better than an *.mp3...but not so much so that it outweighs causing a problem for my visitors.]

thanx 4 ur help,


dox
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