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June 19, 2009

Fix Windows Media Player mms:// problem

Filed under: General,Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 2:35 pm

If you want to watch a mms:// stream and windows media player gives you the following error :

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog box, try using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").

Here is the solution :
1.Click on Start
2.Click on Run…
3.Type the following command and press enter :

regsvr32 wmnetmgr.dll

  • Sanjaya

    Man, you are the best ..
    I was struggling with this for the past few days. Thank you so much

  • Shahriar

    My dear friend
    I searched mach more sites but not successful for this solution.
    i very very thank you for your guide suggestion that was excllent.
    i’m sorry because my English is not good.
    Best Regards

  • hermst

    HEY MAN!! You’re a hero. It worked!!! Thanks so much.

  • NightHawk

    Don’t you just love the internet at times like this :-), was driving me nuts till I found this, THANK YOU

  • DrewB85

    Thank you!! I have had this issue forever, and have researched many help sites but always gave up!  In less than 30 seconds, it is now working!!

  • Myo Ko Ko Win

    Thank you soooooooooooo much. I had been so long for this issue.

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