media links not working in IE



Mark
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Hi All,

when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action will
not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs, mp3s,
etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window which just
ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error. I'm thinking
that there might be some registry entry that might have gone astray. I've
made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all have not been changed
recently. I can use the "save link as" and after downloading the file I can
play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do that instead of clicking the
link and it opening up in the default player by itself. Any help will be
appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark

Rich Barry
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Mark, check at Kelly's http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm Select
I and scroll to Internet Explorer
"Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> Hi All,
>
> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action will
> not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs, mp3s,
> etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window which just
> ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error. I'm thinking
> that there might be some registry entry that might have gone astray. I've
> made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all have not been changed
> recently. I can use the "save link as" and after downloading the file I
> can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do that instead of clicking
> the link and it opening up in the default player by itself. Any help will
> be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Mark,

Where is the link pointing to (a html file or directly to a a .mpg ), and
post the URL as well.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> Hi All,
>
> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action will
> not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs, mp3s,
> etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window which just
> ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error. I'm thinking
> that there might be some registry entry that might have gone astray. I've
> made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all have not been changed
> recently. I can use the "save link as" and after downloading the file I
> can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do that instead of clicking
> the link and it opening up in the default player by itself. Any help will
> be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark
>

Mark
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Rich,

That did the trick. Not sure what happened to get it to quit working like it
was supposed to but Kelly's trick worked! Hats off to you and Kelly! Thanks
a bunch!

Mark

"Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Mark, check at Kelly's http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
> Select I and scroll to Internet Explorer
> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
> news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action
>> will not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs,
>> mp3s, etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window
>> which just ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error.
>> I'm thinking that there might be some registry entry that might have gone
>> astray. I've made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all have not
>> been changed recently. I can use the "save link as" and after downloading
>> the file I can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do that instead
>> of clicking the link and it opening up in the default player by itself.
>> Any help will be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
>>
>
>

Mark
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Thanks Ramesh but the option Rich Barry gave did the trick. Thanks for
responding anyway!

Mark

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u%231o3AtVFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Mark,
>
> Where is the link pointing to (a html file or directly to a a .mpg ), and
> post the URL as well.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
> news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action
>> will not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs,
>> mp3s, etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window
>> which just ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error.
>> I'm thinking that there might be some registry entry that might have gone
>> astray. I've made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all have not
>> been changed recently. I can use the "save link as" and after downloading
>> the file I can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do that instead
>> of clicking the link and it opening up in the default player by itself.
>> Any help will be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
>>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
No problem Mark. Which option helped you?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
news:UbWdnT3xNKxJyB7fRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
> Thanks Ramesh but the option Rich Barry gave did the trick. Thanks for
> responding anyway!
>
> Mark
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u%231o3AtVFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Mark,
>>
>> Where is the link pointing to (a html file or directly to a a .mpg ), and
>> post the URL as well.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
>> news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action
>>> will not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs,
>>> mp3s, etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window
>>> which just ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error.
>>> I'm thinking that there might be some registry entry that might have
>>> gone astray. I've made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all
>>> have not been changed recently. I can use the "save link as" and after
>>> downloading the file I can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do
>>> that instead of clicking the link and it opening up in the default
>>> player by itself. Any help will be appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mark
>>>
>>
>
>

Mark
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Tip: Clicking on a link opens in a new window and is empty: Start/Run and
type in: REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL. Ok.
Then go to: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Programs/Reset Web Settings.

This is from http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uE8plmvVFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> No problem Mark. Which option helped you?
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
> news:UbWdnT3xNKxJyB7fRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
>> Thanks Ramesh but the option Rich Barry gave did the trick. Thanks for
>> responding anyway!
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:u%231o3AtVFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Mark,
>>>
>>> Where is the link pointing to (a html file or directly to a a .mpg ),
>>> and post the URL as well.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
>>> news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action
>>>> will not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for mpgs,
>>>> mp3s, etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another window
>>>> which just ends up displaying the "The page cannot be displayed" error.
>>>> I'm thinking that there might be some registry entry that might have
>>>> gone astray. I've made sure to check all the .dll files to assure all
>>>> have not been changed recently. I can use the "save link as" and after
>>>> downloading the file I can play it ok. It's just rather annoying to do
>>>> that instead of clicking the link and it opening up in the default
>>>> player by itself. Any help will be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Mark
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Thanks for posting!

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mark" <vasquelli@comcast_nospam.net> wrote in message
news:vNKdnUsJQ78DrRnfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
> Tip: Clicking on a link opens in a new window and is empty: Start/Run
> and type in: REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL. Ok.
> Then go to: IE/Tools/Internet Options/Programs/Reset Web Settings.
>
> This is from http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uE8plmvVFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> No problem Mark. Which option helped you?
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
>> news:UbWdnT3xNKxJyB7fRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
>>> Thanks Ramesh but the option Rich Barry gave did the trick. Thanks for
>>> responding anyway!
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:u%231o3AtVFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Mark,
>>>>
>>>> Where is the link pointing to (a html file or directly to a a .mpg ),
>>>> and post the URL as well.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Mark" <vasquelli@comcastNOTSPAM.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:foqdnRxAOtwr3R_fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>> when surfing with IE and clicking on a link on a web site, the action
>>>>> will not open Windows Media Player which is my default player for
>>>>> mpgs, mp3s, etc. When clicking on the link it tries to open another
>>>>> window which just ends up displaying the "The page cannot be
>>>>> displayed" error. I'm thinking that there might be some registry entry
>>>>> that might have gone astray. I've made sure to check all the .dll
>>>>> files to assure all have not been changed recently. I can use the
>>>>> "save link as" and after downloading the file I can play it ok. It's
>>>>> just rather annoying to do that instead of clicking the link and it
>>>>> opening up in the default player by itself. Any help will be
>>>>> appreciated.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Mark
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>


media links not working in IE