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Can't Watch News On Net Anymore, Why?

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#1 Cashcarstar


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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:00 AM

I used to be able to watch news videos from CNN, BBC, MSNBC, etc, but now the videos won't play/load. MSNBC says "Sorry, the video you have selected is unavailable" or something like that. And it's the same with all other news websites. Watching things with Windows Media Player, like email attachments, is fine, and youtube works, but not the sites I have mentioned above.

Recently, I've had trouble with the computer, and I've changed a few settings, used cc cleanup and a few other recomended programs... think I must have turned something off or installed a program that is blocking me from watching these videos. But, I can't work it out, or fix the problem.

Can someone help,

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#2 thrillhouse


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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:36 PM

Those sites use windows media player through active x to stream within a browser so you don't have to download the video and for some reason it doesn't want to stream. I just had the same problem. I had wmp version 9 and all I did to get it to work was go to control panel, add remove, windows components, uncheck windows media player, and click ok. Then download a fresh copy of media player and viola, worked for me! Good luck.

P.S. When loading up a video in your browser, right click it and click on errors and put what it says in here. Mine said could not connect or some bs like that, just make sure it's not a different error.

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