View Full Version : Windows Media Player Streaming problem

20-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. In the Open URL dialog, try opening the file using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").

... is what it says when I try to stream a video. I know the link isn't broken because others are still using it and I used it just over a day ago fine.
I've tried uninstalling and stuff, but nothing works. The file also won't play in RealPlayer or winamp.

Any ideas?

20-03-2005, 09:02 PM

20-03-2005, 09:20 PM
Thank you!

Mostly it works great, however, there is one stream that has only audio but no picture. I don't know if this is a codec problem (probably) or what.

Can someone else please try it?


20-03-2005, 09:23 PM
Does VideoLAN show it correctly or not?

20-03-2005, 09:25 PM
VideoLAN has audio, but no visual.

20-03-2005, 09:43 PM
Thats because asx is audio-only IIRC :)

BTW - Welcome to PressF1

20-03-2005, 09:53 PM
I don't think so, this one's .asx as well and it's got picture - http://kikugamo.com/tvb/asx/cctv5.asx
And besides, I know for a fact that it's got visual because I've seen it.

PS - Thanks for replying so fast, I tried googling it before and nobody knew what to do. :yuck: