WMP 12 Error Code and Crashes
by mmchuong - 3/29/11 11:38 PM
I keep on getting this error message every time I try to open a video that uses WMP. "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:"). (-1072885317)"
I have WMP12 on Windows 7 and I have searched high and low through the internet for a solution. I have tried uninstalling/installing WMP, running a command code and deleting a file (I got that from the official microsoft.com support page), and also renaming a folder. Nothing has worked and I'm so frustrated. I even did a reinstall of Windows 7!
When I run the command code (regsvr32 wmnetmgr.dll) the video will load but before it can play, something else pops up about my firewall blocking the video. But before I can click the "Allow Access" button, the computer reboots itself. After the rebooting though, it goes back to the original error message.
If anyone knows what to do/has anything different suggestions other than what I have already done, please let me know!