ASF Files will not play

  tullie 14:19 PM 13 Jun 12
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Hi folks,third attempt at posting this.I have tried streaming an ASF file in Firefox,without succsse.I have downloaded the Firefox plugin for WMP,still no joy.The file streams ok in IE.I have Windows 7 64 bit,any thoughts please?

  chub_tor 16:02 PM 13 Jun 12

Is this the Firefox plug in you downloaded? if that's not working then the only suggestions I can find is to use a media converter and play it in VLM or similar.

  tullie 16:13 PM 13 Jun 12

Chub_tor,thanks for suggestion,have allready got the plugin.dont know how i can convert it as its just a click here on the website.

  chub_tor 16:23 PM 13 Jun 12

Then maybe download VLC Click Here and use it as your default player so that all media automatically plays through it instead of WMP

  tullie 16:34 PM 13 Jun 12

Thanks for that,have allready got VLC,the file actually plays in the browser,thats if it would work.

  tullie 16:37 PM 13 Jun 12

Forget my last,it actually plays in WMP with IE.

  chub_tor 17:03 PM 13 Jun 12

Yes I saw that but I understand that you cannot get WMP to play in Firefox. Presumably you have WMP set to be your default media player, all I am suggesting is that you re-set your default media player to VLC, that way when you try to stream your ASF file in Firefox it will automatically pick up VLC instead of WMP.

  tullie 17:43 PM 13 Jun 12

Thanks for suggestions,tried your suggestion,no joy.Can allways open IE to view these files,so all is not lost,just frustration.

  rdave13 19:55 PM 13 Jun 12
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Some hints here might help.

  tullie 20:20 PM 13 Jun 12

Thanks rdave13,the problem has been solve after i disabled the VLC plugin.

  rdave13 21:09 PM 13 Jun 12

Thanks for the feedback tullie. Strange that VLC would create problems with codecs, even as a plug-in. Noted.

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