Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:51 PM
I have an issue with Windows 7 Home streaming third party videos. NBC.com and Hulu work fine. As does Comedy Central, and also Youtube. The issue I am having is with third party sites like Watch Series and Sockshare.
The "loading" ring just spins and spins and nothing happens, though my modem says it is streaming.
I am using Windows 7 Home with a Radeon 7800 series video card. I can surf the net fine. I have tried loading a third party player such as VLC. I am using Firefox as my browser though the wife says the same thing happens with IE8. I ran three different malware/anti virus scanners and they say it's clean.
One thing I did notice was when I went to Flashplayer site, it tells me Activex is not installled, though I did install their latest version.
Any suggestions, or more info needed?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:14 AMModerator
I suggest you add the website to Trusted Site to check the result
To do this, try the following steps:
Add to Trusted sites
1. Click the “Start” button, type “inetcpl.cpl” (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar and then press “Enter”.
2. Switch to the “Security” tab, click "Trusted sites" and then click "Sites".
3. Type the URL of the site (such as http://www.microsoft.com) in the "Add this Web site to the zone" box and click “Add”
4. Uncheck the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" box and click “Close”.
Also temporarily disable the firewall for test.
Hope this helps.
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- Marked As Answer by Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, December 03, 2012 8:57 AM
Sunday, December 09, 2012 2:11 AMAlready tried that. A friend mentioned he had same problem with some sites that use mp4 videos, not all, just some. I looked into that and found a couple suggestions, but so far nothing has worked. Tried adding some codecs. Added some other players such as VLC. I did have it working for a couple days, then windows crashed (bsod) and after that, nothing again. I do believe it has something to do with Windows 7 Home Premuim and mp4s, but I have been wrong before.