Windows 7 HP SP 64bit
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: http://10.10.10.10/myserver/dir/filename.mpg
) 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?
In addition, I've uninstalled WMP and WMC and reinstalled these components and "open url" still doesn't work.