WMV videos not playing in Internet Explorer

I’ve been working on a frustrating issue with my own computer the past couple of days and finally found a fix.

For some reason, Internet Explorer stopped playing WMV videos.  I could save them and play them in Windows Media Player, but if I just clicked on a link in IE, I would get the less than useful This Page Could Not Be Displayed error message.

I was finally able to resolve the issue by opening an elevated Command Prompt and running “regsvr32 wmp.dll”  This apparently reset the MIME association with WMV files appropriately.

Hope this helps someone;

James

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