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Media player don't work. (WMV and RM) I have IE6

When trying to use Windows Media Player or Real Movie I get.... Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Please somebody HELP.


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Please explain

In reply to: Media player don't work. (WMV and RM) I have IE6

Can't Windows ME not run WMP and RM?
Or can't these programs open the file to play? If so, how do you open it: type in the filename (like c:\my music\beatles\hey_jude.wmv) or browse to it using some dialog window?
What happens if you doubleclick on that same file in Windows Explorer?


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WMV and RM

In reply to: Media player don't work. (WMV and RM) I have IE6

The problem happens when I go to a web site that has a WMV or RM clip available.

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