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    Question How do you play a WMV from URL in XP Windows Media Player? Help!

    I'm wondering if there's a code that allows a WMV from any URL to be played in a PC Windows Media Player, not an online player. For example, I want this URL:

    http://www.yourdomain.com/video.wmv

    To play in anyones personal Windows Media Player:



    By saying this, I want a user to click on a link "Play Video", and the video will open in that persons player.

    Any help is highly appreciated!!
    Last edited by Videoking; 08-25-2006 at 07:52 AM.

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    Can anyone at least give me help (or link to answer?), thank you!

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    Unless I am missing something - that is exactly how it already does work.

    If the url for your link ends in .wmv (or .mpg, .avi, etc.) it will launch their personal player - if they don't have a player it will prompt a Save File Window to download the video.

    Just link this link does when you click it:
    http://thatvideosite.voxcdn.com/core...ous_circle.wmv

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    Whenever I link the video to something, it only downloads the video, it doesn't stream in a personal player!

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    Does the prompt you see when you click on the link above have an option to "Open" rather than "Save" the file?

    When I (or anyone I know) clicks on a link like the one in my last reply it opens their player, so if it doesn't open for you I am not sure what to tell you.

    Maybe its your settings in your player, or perhaps your browser that is preventing it - does it ever open when you click on a link online?

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    Yes, it shows Open and Save when clicked! But when I click the link you provided, it worked! should I give you the link?


    http://wiimovies.ign.com/wii/video/a..._qtlowwide.mov

    Does it work, cause' on my site, it asks if you want to open or download?
    Last edited by Videoking; 08-28-2006 at 07:28 PM.

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    When I click your link it prompts a download, because that is a QuickTime movie (.mov) which is not native to WMP.

    If I had QuickTIme set up as my default player and .mov files associate to quicktime it probably would open that player automatically.

    But since I have WMP as my default it doesn't.

    If you want your video to open in WMP I would recommend converting it to .wmv or .mpg - there is probably free and paid programs to do that out there.

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    here's the WMV version:

    http://streamingmovies.ign.com/wii/a...wmvlowwide.wmv

    It still does it?

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    aha! it works!!! Thanks! Anyway, can I also open up a HTML pop-up of the video, instead of a WMV, here's the properties of the Video pop-up window:

    javascript:void(window.open('http://media.wii.ign.com/media/821/821973/vid_1641629.html','ign_playlist_player','width=998,height=726,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=no,location=no, resizable=yes'))

    EDIT: One problem, the video still asks to download on my freewebs site! It works though on this site!!
    Last edited by Videoking; 08-28-2006 at 07:42 PM.


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