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Windows 7: WMP "open url" not working

06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
WMP "open url" not working

Windows 7 HP SP 64bit
WMP 12.0.7601
IE 9.0

I'm trying to reach my media server using WMP's "open url" option. But when I insert the URL, I get an error msg:

WMP cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. Button: Close or Button: Web Help

I've downloaded the video file using wget64 (ex: and the transfer was successful. This confirms that the URL is correct and that networking isn't the problem. Then after the download is finished, I can open it using WMP, so the file format is supported and not corrupt. It can file the video if it is on the local HDD; just not across the network.

BTW, Media Player Classic Homecinema v1.3.1249.0 can play this file using the URL.

Why won't WMP "open URL" work?

Win Firewall=off
Network Discovery=on

In addition, I've uninstalled WMP and WMC and reinstalled these components and "open url" still doesn't work.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 WMP "open url" not working

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