I'm running a recently installed (and fully updated / patched) Win-98
SE. I connect to the internet through a D-Link DSL residential
gateway hub using a fixed IP address in my TCP/IP settings
No problems using IE, Netscape, Catraxx (CDDB / Grace-Note CD
I just started to use Media Player and instead of connecting to any
media resources when I click on "Radio Tuner" or "Media Guide", I get
the following message in Media Player's window:
Media Guide: Use Media Guide to find entertaining and informative
content on the internet. When you log on to Media Guide, you ... (etc
etc). Get connected to the internet and experience the Media Guide.
Similar message when I click on Radio Tuner.
The version of Media Player I have is 7.01.00.3055 (for some reason
this is called 7.1 by microsoft).
For what it's worth, when I go to Tools - Download visualizations, it
opens up Netscape to access the WindowsMedia visualizations page.
Under Options-Network, I have Proxy: None for MMS and HTTP protocols.
When I force media player to open the URL "http://windowsmedia.com/",
after some hard-drive activity and a few seconds a box appears with
the message "! The data is invalid" with 2 buttons (close and
details). When I click details, another box opens (Windows Media
Player Error Center) and tells me that "No more information is
So, any tips on how to get Media Player to recognize that a live
internet connection is present? I've fooled around a little with the
"Internet Connection Wizard" but that hasn't helped (just what is this
Wizard for ?).
Thanks for any help...