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XP and multimedia files

By Pennyman ·
I am having problems with trying to run multimedia files of nearly any type since upgrading Win XP Pro to SP2. It is to the point that if it runs once, it won't run again. I remember an article recently about this being something to do with a security enhancement with SP2, but I can't remember what it was about. Can anyone help?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP and multimedia files

if this looks like maybe you, see the rest of the extensive article about the Windows Firewall in XP sp2 and how it affects some programs and how to fix them. mskb article 84242
Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
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After you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), some programs may seem not to work. By default, Windows Firewall is enabled and blocks unsolicited connections to your computer. This article discusses how to make an exception and enable a program to run by adding it to the list of exceptions. This procedure permits the program to work as it did before the service pack was installed.

To help provide security for your Windows XP SP2-based computer, Windows Firewall blocks unsolicited connections to your computer. However, sometimes you might want to make an exception and permit someone to connect to your computer. For example, the following scenarios describe occasions when you might want someone to be able to connect to your computer:
You are playing a multiplayer game over the Internet.
You are expecting to receive a file that is sent through an instant message program.
After you install Windows XP SP2, client applications may not successfully receive data from a server. Following are some examples:
An FTP client
Multimedia streaming software
New mail notifications in some e-mail programs

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by Pennyman In reply to XP and multimedia files

This is referring to files such as .avi, .tmd, Divx, etc. that are HDD that played before SP2

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by glyall In reply to XP and multimedia files

if you do not Windows Media player 10 install it.
Win XP SP2 you should be using media player 10
go to

on the page check the FAQ and Troubleshooting
they should help solve your problem

Good Luck

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