Update to the Windows Media Plug-In for Netscape

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SYMPTOMS

Third-party applications cannot play back Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) files that are generated by Active Server Pages (ASP) on Netscape if the files come from servers where the header is set to no cache.

CAUSE

By default, the Windows Media Player plug-in is loaded to handle the MIME type. The Windows Media Player plug-in then finds the owner of the ASX extension to determine whether Windows Media Player is really the owner of the file type. Because a third-party application owns the extension, the plug-in waits for Netscape Navigator to download the ASX file. When the plug-in is notified by Netscape Navigator that the download is complete, the plug-in passes the file to the third-party player. However, because the server is set to no cache, the file is deleted, and therefore, no file is actually there to pass to the third-party player.

RESOLUTION

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time   Version       Size     File name     Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------------------
   05/02/2000  14:36  4.72.2106.1   257,760  Wmp-nplug.exe x86 

				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

This fix is intended for all platforms: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95 and Window 98.

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Article ID: 262382 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4
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