What happened to my streaming media capabilities?

Question

Recently, my computer stopped allowing me to view streaming video/other content on the internet. Instead of showing a video, it shows a large blank square with an icon in the upper-left corner. The icon looks like three small shapes (red square, green circle, blue triangle). On some sites entire menus are gone. I have tried enabling cookies and many other solutions and none of them worked. Please help.

Matt Aldrete

Answer

This question was answered on November 13, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Matt,

That icon in the upper left corner means your system does not have the correct program available on it to display the media you are trying to view Do you have windows media player, quicktime etc what ever media player you have you need to get the latest update or new version of it and install it I also recommend you have more than one current up to date media player installe don your system since different sites support different players Then try viewing the video again.

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Posted by Kevin of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 13, 2005