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#1 jb4fun

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:02 PM

Hi,
When I try to play online videos, the WMP opens but it just says "connecting" and never does anything. Then after I get frustrated and go onto something else. It seems sometimes that other programs won't start. When I decide to reboot. A program closing window comes up that is the "media event sink window". Does that have something to do with it? Would you like my Hjk log or do you know what's going on.

thanks, Jason

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#2 chiefmasterjedi

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 07:47 AM

Hi,
I'm no expert, but first make sure your firewall hasn't blocked the program/s (if you have a firewall).

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 05:33 PM

media event sink window means that you have your player on, but it has 'sunk' to the taskbar. It may even hide behind the taskbar or as an icon in the bottom right hand corner near the clock. In your case, it would probably be easier to find it via Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

When Windows Task Manager opens, you will see many different tabs on the top: applications, processes, performance, networking, and users. Click the Applications tab and look for one that has the media player icon next to it. Right-click it, and select 'switch to'. This will bring it up on your screen. You may want to go to the options portion of the application to see if sinking is an option. Im sorry that I can not specifically locate it because I do not use this program.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 08:57 PM

Hi,
When I try to play online videos, the WMP opens but it just says "connecting" and never does anything. Then after I get frustrated and go onto something else. It seems sometimes that other programs won't start. When I decide to reboot. A program closing window comes up that is the "media event sink window". Does that have something to do with it? Would you like my Hjk log or do you know what's going on.

thanks, Jason

I have EXACTLY the same problem!!! Did you ever find out what causes it?

Kindest regards

sheerbliss

A new user in the UK




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