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Why aren't MPG's streaming and D/L first and then play???

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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 12:21:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Whenever I try to view some MPG's on line or other
videos, the file will download and open instead in
opening up a viewer to watch.
For example I went to the file association and changed
the mpg to open with Microsofts Video Player instead of
Realplayer.

But whatever i use, the file will download and start
instead of streaming.
All the settings in Explorer have the multimedia section
are checked to play Videos in pages.

Can anyone help?

Thank you
David

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Anonymous
May 25, 2004 12:41:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

i am having the same problem. when i click on a video it will download then i have to copy the URL and paste it into the widows media player in order for it to play - what a hassle. Before when i clicked on a link, windows media player would automatically open and it would play the file. What gives? any idea on how to get this back??
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