Monday, March 5, 2007
Additionally every time you try and play one of these video files in Windows Media player, the program goes out to the net and tries and find a codec (usually this won’t be noticeable however if you are behind a web proxy with authentication then you will be prompted for your credentials) -- In my case its codec search fails -- but the video then plays fine (The latest version of XViD is already installed so it should)
Solution: The problem here seems to be PowerDVD - Un-installing it fixes both issues. Before uninstalling however you should try applying this patch from Cyberlink.
Solution: This seems to be the result of Ad blocking software. I was the using the IE7Pro addon and upon disabling it the problem was instantly fixed. However, if you are using IE7Pro its probably a better idea to ad *imdb.com* to your whitelist instead.
Update: This bug has now been fixed in later versions of IE7pro