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Windows 7: windows media player blocking ?

31 Jan 2009   #1

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 
windows media player blocking ?

hiya,

does anyone have a clue as to why windows media player should be blocking me playing this video in Windows 7 beta 7k, taken from this page ?

all I get is the firewall could be blocking message but from what i can see in firewall advanced settings internet is allowed in and out for media player

or am i missing something obvious

any help appreciated

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31 Jan 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You need to install silverlight in order to run that video. The download link for silverlight was right on the video for me. That video wasn't made to play in Media Player from what I could see.

You might need to turn off UAC or relax the security settings in Explorer "tools/internet options/security before it will work correctly.
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31 Jan 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm using Firefox. When I clicked on the video link I got this message.

Name:  choose.PNG
Views: 54
Size:  16.0 KB

Clicked on OK and it started playing in media player. I do have silverlight installed.

Gary


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31 Jan 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That prompt is just giving you a choice of which player to use, since it played in media player it's not blocking you from what I can see.

Looks like you could also choose to play in silver light also with that choose button.
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31 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm not finding an .exe file to 'choose' only an install.exe and config.exe. I do have hide protected sys files unchecked. Can you play the vid on the page? I think you need silverlight for that. It has a full screen button and doesn't seem to be using media player as it is not showing up in task mgr.

Gary

Edit: Here is a tutorial on installing from a USB. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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31 Jan 2009   #6

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You need to install silverlight in order to run that video. The download link for silverlight was right on the video for me. That video wasn't made to play in Media Player from what I could see.

You might need to turn off UAC or relax the security settings in Explorer "tools/internet options/security before it will work correctly.
yup nice one , installing silverlight then running it in Internet Explorer 32 bit now works perfectly for me
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