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    Default Can't play IMDB trailers

    I can play videos on Youtube and various web sites, but not trailers on IMDB. I have tried every option I could think of by installing plugins.



    This is how it looks in IE9:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21598651/IE9.JPG

    and this is how it looks like in Opera:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21598651/Opera%2011.JPG

    Anyone know of a solution?
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    Just a few thoughts:

    Is it the case for all videos? Because some videos I understand are available for viewing only to select countrise. Make sure your Adobe Flash player version is the latest. Could Codecs or lack of them be the problem? Are you using a 3rd party Hosts file? Maybe some Ad Blocker? Make sure imdb.com is allowed. Perhaps you have an internet security suite and it is blocking imdb.com. Maybe disable your AV or Internet Suite and see if it is helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Just a few thoughts:

    Is it the case for all videos? Because some videos I understand are available for viewing only to select countrise. Make sure your Adobe Flash player version is the latest. Could Codecs or lack of them be the problem? Are you using a 3rd party Hosts file? Maybe some Ad Blocker? Make sure imdb.com is allowed. Perhaps you have an internet security suite and it is blocking imdb.com. Maybe disable your AV or Internet Suite and see if it is helping.

    I've found the culprit: The Hosts file (the one downloaded from thewindowsclub).
    After deleting all of it's entries, playback of previously unplayable trailers are now playing.

    At first I tried with one where I had removed every entry with "doubleclick" but that didn't help.

    Here's the Host file I downloaded if of interest.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21598651/HOSTS_from%20TWCtxt

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    Good you have identified the problem

    But where did you download this Hosts file from TWC? I dont remember having hosted such a file on TWC???

    Perhaps this may now interest you:
    How to re-set the Windows 7 hosts file back to default. | The Windows Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Good you have identified the problem

    But where did you download this Hosts file from TWC? I dont remember having hosted such a file on TWC???

    Perhaps this may now interest you:
    How to re-set the Windows 7 hosts file back to default. | The Windows Club

    Thanks

    Well, my memory might fool me about where I downlaoded it so I trust you more than I trust myself in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Good you have identified the problem

    But where did you download this Hosts file from TWC? I dont remember having hosted such a file on TWC???

    Perhaps this may now interest you:
    How to re-set the Windows 7 hosts file back to default. | The Windows Club

    A second reply:
    I don't have C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc on my pc, but I have my Host in %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc

    Edit the Host file manually in notepad is easy, so that was what I was doing.

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