I am using SM 1.1.14 on WinXP Pro, SP3. Media Player install is v10,
and system is up to date with security patches. This has been an
anoyance for some time, and I'm out of ideas.
From time to time I receive a WMV attachment in an email. To play it,
I must do one of 2 things: ensure Mail is the only SM window open
before double-clicking on the WMV file in the SM attachment pane, or
save the file to a folder and play it from there. In both those cases,
double-clicking on the file opens Media Player and the movie plays. If
an SM browser window is already open, the tab which has focus goes
blank, the address bar shows the path to the file to be played, and then
SM stops. No CPU freezes or system lockups, but SM goes no further.
I've looked at Helper Apps and WMV files are listed under
video/x-ms-wmv, but it makes no difference whether I leave it to the SM
default action, or point the Helper App settings to the executable for
WMP, same behavior. The about:plugins screen shows an entry for Windows
Media Player as np-nswmp.dll for the file extension *.wmv as well.
So long as the browser is closed, WMP does it's thing. If a browser
window is open, nothing but a blank tab. Any ideas?
its a known problem. I have the same problems, too.
But I doubt this will be fixed in SM 1.1.x. Perhaps it
will be for SM2.
BTW: WMP 11 is the latest, not 10.
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