John Kaster

Behind the Screen

Fix for streaming problems with Windows Media Server

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Bill Todd, a TeamB member, was having trouble listening to BDNradio broadcasts, and since he will be one of the speakers for the 8 hours of Interbase, he finally got inspired enough to figure out the problem he was having. Because some of you might be encountering this problem as well, here are the steps he provided to me that worked for him. Hopefully they will work for you as well if you have had the same problem listening to our audio streams.

  • Open Windows Media Player.
  • Choose Tools | Options from the menu.
  • Click the Network tab.
  • Check Use Ports 7000-7007.
  • Select MMS in Streaming Proxy Settings.
  • Click Configure and choose Auto Detect Proxy Settings.
  • He continued with the comment: "That fixed the problem. To determine which change fixed the problem I changed the settings back to their original values one at a time. After changing all of the settings back it still worked!"

    Thanks for the steps, Bill.


    Written by John Kaster

    August 30, 2005 at 3:49 pm

    4 Responses

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    1. Hi john :))

      I hopes one day i see KYLIX one of this, realy I am surprised why borland just didn’t debug Kylix and bring it back? it affect myself job because I have milion lines of code on delphi and I don’t like to switch to non professional development environment like KDEVELOP! realy borland did disappointing, open source it then and let us to fix problems ,, many people job depends on delphi and KYLIX! but kylix never became stable so, … I am just interested to see KYLIX BACK! … maybe Lazarus is good option but it take time and we have commercial products remember more than 1.5Milion delphi developer there (maybe more ! many people use copy !)

      Brian Samiee

      August 30, 2005 at 4:07 pm

    2. What are people with Linux going to do?


      August 30, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    3. There are already clients for Linux that work with Windows Media Server.

      John Kaster

      August 31, 2005 at 10:27 am

    4. John,

      Changing it back and it still works sounds like: Media Player assumes (hardcoded somewhere?) default values that are wrong. Once setting something and changing it back to what was supposed the default really sets the default-values. Perhaps some uninitialised variables or so. I had similar problems the first time I needed to work with the Windows registry. But hey, that was a loooooong time ago. 😉



      August 31, 2005 at 12:39 pm

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