“Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network problem has occurred. Verify that you are connected to the network and try again later.” *Tools | Options | Network *Highlight HTTP, Select Configure *Ensure “Auto-detecting proxy settings” in the default *Exit Windows Media Player *Launch Windows Media Player, try and connect to your stream/content.
“Unable to contact the server for the requested operation.” – While playing license tracks… Problem was fixed by modifiying WMDRM\DisableOneline key (Needs to be set to 0?) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WMDRM\DisableOnline to be set to 0 (to acquire licenses) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\PreventCDDVDMetadataRetrieval to be set to 0 (to download automatically the metadata) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\PreventMusicFileMetadataRetrieval to be set to 0 (” to download the titles)
Every DirectShow Filter on your system has a merit associated with it. These merit’s determine which filter will be used in order to build the filter graph, which then enables video/audio to be decoded and rendered. Below are merit values in DirectShow… MERIT_PREFERRED = 0x800000 MERIT_NORMAL = 0x600000 MERIT_UNLIKELY = 0x400000 MERIT_DO_NOT_USE = 0x200000 MERIT_SW_COMPRESSOR = 0x100000 MERIT_HW_COMPRESSOR = 0x100050 Just a quick example here, I have mpgdec.ax and nvviddec.ax both registered on my system. These are both MPEG-2 decoders, mpgdec.ax is Moonlight/Elecard’s and nvviddec.ax is NVIDIAs. I would prefer NVIDIAs to … Continue reading Understanding DirectShow Merits
Microsoft Launches Online Video Service for Windows Mobile-Based Devices | Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of MSN Video Downloads, which will provide daily television programming, including video content from MSNBC.com, Food Network, FOX Sports and IFILM Corp., for download to Windows Mobile-based devices such as Portable Media Centers and select Smartphones and Pocket PCs. The following programming will be available on MSN Video Downloads: MSNBC.com. News and business headlines updated throughout the day, as well as segments from “Today” BreakTV. Behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with television’s hottest celebrities COOKIE JAR Entertainment Inc., a global producer and marketer of children’s entertainment, … Continue reading MSN Video Downloads Launch
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Orb Networks | Orb Networks is now offering their streaming solutions for free! I would like to thank Orb for trying this new strategy very much. I have used Orb during their trial and loved it, the problem is the amount I use it doesn’t really warrant my paying the subscription fee for it. I just didn’t use it enough to talk myself into paying for it. Not because it not a good idea, I just always within a limited distance of my PC and/or I have my media synced to my Portable Media Center. What I would really like it … Continue reading Orb Goes Free!
Thomas Hawk | Blogging With JupiterResearch and How TiVo and Microsoft Ought Best to Fast Forward the DVR Revolution | I just had a chance to skim the post, this is one to read for sure! I hope to get a better chance to read the whole thing later today, until then I suggest everyone take a look for yourself.
BeCapture | This has to be the worst company I have never seen. They put out the worst products known to man and clearly need some help from someone who speaks English as their first language. From what I can tell they want to charge $200 for all the applications they offer, with that $200 you get support for 4 months. What a deal! They have also created a nice “AlwaysOnTop” plug-in for WMP 10. That would be great, if WMP 10 didn’t already have the feature built in! They have some good ideas, but the worst business model/plan/whatever that I … Continue reading DVR-MS to MPEG2 For $200!
A well hidden secert in MCE 2005 is that you can view Albums in List Mode! How? Launch My Music and press “More Info” while on Albums. You will now get the choices of “View by List” and “Sort by Artist”.
Update for Windows XP (KB886716) | When you try to convert your video production in Adobe Premiere Pro to an MPEG-2 (Moving Pictures Experts Group 2) format, the .mp2 file is not converted, and either Adobe Premiere Pro or your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer may stop responding. Quick InfoFile Name: WindowsXP-KB886716-v2-x86-ENU.exe Download Size: 917 KB Date Published: 3/25/2005 Version: 886716 OverviewWhen you try to convert your video production in Adobe Premiere Pro to an MPEG-2 (Moving Pictures Experts Group 2) format, the .mp2 file is not converted, and either Adobe Premiere Pro or your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer may stop responding. … Continue reading Update for Windows XP (KB886716)