When opening an embedded Windows Media Player (ActiveX) in Internet Explorer, on a Virtual Windows 7 client, the user sees no video but hears the audio. The problem exists in IE8 and IE9.
As soon as you change the Zoom to full screen you can see the video.
I have the problem on ESX and on Hyper V
See this page for a test case:
- Changed type Niki HanMicrosoft contingent staff, Moderator Monday, August 01, 2011 1:06 PM
I can indeed reproduce this in IE8 on Windows 7 running in VirtualBox. Which virtualization software are you using?
Because this problem doesn't occur in a non-virtualized environment, I suggest that you report it to the developer of the virtualization software. It might have to do something with hardware acceleration, but I'm not sure.
Tim De Baets
I would like to verify if the issue occurs on physical Windows 7 client. I have tested the issue in Hyper-V running Windows 7. Problem does exist. However, there is no issue on physical Windows 7.
I will forward this information to the appropriate department through our internal channel. They will take the problem for further research.
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Now I have the answer from Microsoft
MS knows about that bug and it will remain in Windows 8!
There will be no fix for that in Windows 7 and we will see if they fix it in Windows 8.
No workaround for VMs on ESX!
On Hyper V you need to enable Remote FX.
After months of living without Media Player I just received an automatic update of AMD Catalist software for windows 7. This update fixed my Media Player Sound but no video problem.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 video card and the catalist software is for this card.