thanks for your reply... nevertheless this "linking to an asx" (or wmv, or
anything that starts with mms://) is not working on my Vista. Only since a
few weeks or so, before (with the same Vista computer) it was working! So I
assume that this problem is caused by a software that I have installed or
uninstalled. As I do not view that many video streams, it is difficult for
me to determine when exactly the problem started (so I could try to recall
which program could have caused this).
For example, take the following URL:
if copy/paste that into IE7, I get the error message that the page cannot be
displayed. If I click on the link (on that error page) to search online for
a program that can open this web content, I get the message:
Protocol Type: mms
Windows does not recognize this Protocol
Is this really "normal"? Copying the same URL directly into Windows Media
Player 11 works fine!
I really appreciate your help. I would like to overcome this issue without
"zachd [MSFT]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> As noted in the other newsgroup, direct links to MMS URLs have never been
> supported (since that would have a big problem in non-IE browsers). So:
> they should be linking to an ASX that would point you to the appropriate
> MMS URL.
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> "Jukka Lehtinen" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> recently I have noticed that media streams from the internet have not
>> working on my Vista Home Premium edition. They work fine if I copy/paste
>> link into Windows Media Player 11 (or any other program), but if I click
>> the link using Firefox (or IE7), I get an error message that the browser
>> does not know how to open the file as the protocol is not linked to any
>> program (don't know what the exact message in English is as I have
>> translated that myself).
>> I do not find the mms:// protocol if I open Start-->"Standard
>> Programs" -->
>> "File type / Protocol" (or something similar - in any case it has a list
>> all file extensions and protocols and the respective programs that open
>> I know the mms: protocol itself does not exist in Vista anymore, however
>> I believe most streaming videos on the web use mms: as the link (protocol
>> rollover or something). The problem exists only since a few weeks or so.
>> Maybe a Vista update that caused the problem?
>> I don't know if I had installed or uninstalled a specific program that
>> caused this problem - I would really appreciate it if one of you has had
>> same problem (and found a solution) ;-)