Windows Media Player Errors

By liquidswords
Apr 16, 2008
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  1. Hopefully someone can help me out.

    I'm downloading lectures for an online class of mine, and up until yesterday everything was working fine. But i go to watch one today and I get this message:

    "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network error occurred. The server might not be available. Verify that you are connected to the network and that your proxy settings are correct."

    I tinkered with the Proxy settings but it didn't change anything.

    I'm connected to my local network, so everything on that end should be fine.

    Does anyone have any kind of idea what is causing this? I've tried finding help by doing a google search for the error but I just found generic Microsoft answers that didn't help me any.

    Any help is much appreciated.
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    Hey there
    Due to you not saying what version of media player you are using i cant give you a straight answer. However i have got you a list of error messages for media player here
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/errors.aspx

    That if for media player 10 but here is a link for 9 if its better

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/9series/playererrors.aspx

    Hope one of these helps but if you were to post the version i will take a better look
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    You can take a look here also. Scroll down 3/4 of page to:

    Why do I get error C00D11B3 when I try to stream content?

    Error message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network error occurred. The server might not be available. Verify that you are connected to the network and that your proxy settings are correct."

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0106.mspx

    This may duplicate info on the sites referenced previously, but use it if you need it.
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