Cannot hear or play music on websites

Discussion in 'Windows XP Internet Explorer' started by Guest, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When I go to websites that have music playing in the background, the music
    doesn't play on my computer. And I've visited websites that have an image
    for a player where you can play music, but the image won't even show up for
    me on the webpage. I just get a circle, triangle, and square shape in a box.
    Is there something I can do to fix this?
    Rachel
     
    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Jan Il Guest

    Hi Rachel :)

    You don't mention the version of Windows you are using, but, I'll try a very
    wild guesses. You might try the following and see if it will help:

    1. Can't hear sounds on some sites
    http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips-pr.php/662

    also…..

    Go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced Tab>
    Scroll down to the Multimedia and make sure the"Play sound on web pages" is
    checked.

    Go to Control panel>Sounds and Media>Devices
    Click the + sign in the box beside midi devices and instruments>click on
    each item in this list(one at the time)>click properties and insure that the
    circle beside use midi features on the device is checked.Don't click on the
    second set of + signs or the properties box will not enable.

    You should also undate your sound drivers.

    Go to Control Panel>System>Hardware tab
    Under the Drivers section, click on Windows Update to be sure you have the
    latest drivers for your version of Windows.

    2. Images don't show:

    Check your HOSTS file (no extension).
    If you are not sure of the location, do a Search for HOSTS

    Close all instances of IE
    Rename the HOSTS (e.g. HOSTS.OLD or SAV)
    Launch IE and see if the images appear

    You can download a HOSTS File Manager here:
    http://www.aldostools.com/hosts.html

    also..

    Zone Alarm Pro can block Images in IE

    1. Go into IE>Tools>Internet Options>Security>Custom level>reset custom
    level to Medium or Low
    2. Go into IE>Tools>Internet Options>Privacy>set the slider to Medium or Low
    3. Go to this site and read on adjusting the Privacy settings in ZA. It will
    explain how to customize on a per site basis.
    http://www.donhoover.net/privacy.html

    Kerio Personal Firewall and any other anti-advertisement software you have
    on your system will also do this.

    also..

    Pictures Are Not Displayed on Web Sites in Internet Explorer
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283807

    If no joy, see this site for possible help:
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers.htm#jpg_gif

    Display problems with IE are most commonly caused by video drivers that need
    updating. Go to the web site of your video card manufacturer and get the
    latest drivers for your card. As a work around, try turning down your
    hardware acceleration, color depth, and/or screen resolution. If these
    work, then new drivers are in order.

    Other causes are scripting engines that need reinstalled or updated:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/webdev.asp
    Or the Java VM:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/m...l/MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe

    See this article for more information:
    Problems Displaying Images in Internet Explorer
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q181836


    Hope this helps.

    Jan :)
    MS MVP/Windows - Internet Explorer
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    that's why they're so contagious

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    > When I go to websites that have music playing in the background, the music
    > doesn't play on my computer. And I've visited websites that have an image
    > for a player where you can play music, but the image won't even show up
    > for
    > me on the webpage. I just get a circle, triangle, and square shape in a
    > box.
    > Is there something I can do to fix this?
    > Rachel
     
    Jan Il, Oct 18, 2005
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