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09-13-2000, 10:59 PM
Love this product, but I'm having trouble streaming to a client on my lan. I can connect to the web server, and when I click on the show Windows Media Player (7) tells me "connecting to media...". It even shows the name of the show in the playlist. But after a few seconds it says "Failed to open a file".
The client is Win98 and the server is Win2000 Pro. I've tried several different compressions. Any ideas?
09-14-2000, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the response via email from SnapStream - I was trying to stream an AVI file. (D-oh!)
11-07-2005, 03:27 PM
I am now having this same problem. I changed my settings some time ago, and my old videos work, however, every new show I create would not play through Media Player (had it set on Best for MPEG2 using a Hauppauge PVR250). I have changed my settings multiple times now, and I can now watch the files in Media Player, however, they will still not play in my D-Link uPNP Media center through their native uPNP Server (I honestly haven't tried the native uPNP server, however, I just thought of that and will probably try it tonight).
Anyways, any ideas on what settings provide the most compatible MPEG 2 file?
Currently I have tried Best, Good, Fair, Low Quality and high Quality DVD, and they all fail to play immediately, however, older files play.
Some other basic facts, I have recently installed a few different MPEG Encoding programs, as well as the latest Quicktime, which took over all my file associations (also destroyed the Windows Property viewer for MPEG files, and I haven't gotten that working again to see the raw differences in the files).
01-03-2006, 09:46 AM
I found that my problem was with the padding. With the padding enabled, I was unable to play the files. After updating the BeyondTV software that issue went away.
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