I'm trying to stream some video files off a website and after it does a temporary download and media player opens it won't play the file. It gives this error
windows media player cannot find the specified file. Be sure the path is typed correctly. If it is, the file does not exist at the specified location, or the computer where the file is stored is offline.
The site is http://w*w.video-clips.co.uk/
I know others are able to see this videos. What's weird is I know I can stream other videos off web pages it must be that the file type(.mpa) just won't work. Any ideas? Oh I use Media Player 9.0. I went into tools options,network and enabled all the settings but it still gives the same error.
then you will need an Mpeg decoder for DVD's etc...
that should sort you out for nearly every movie you need to see (perhaps you will still need the indeo 5 codec)
it is recomemded NOT to instal "codec packs" they can cause conflicts and make movies UNWATCHABLE even if you have the correct codecs.
it is recomended that you keep to minimum number of codecs, hence fddshow is the best as it handles multiple formats.
fddshow is also better at decoding DivX than DivX is!!!! it uses about 20% less CPU power to decode the same thing.