Why can I not open certain incoming www video links?

Ray December 4, 2011
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With incoming emails in trying to open the www videos associated with them, they won’t open. It says missing program or association with a program. How do I correct this?

  1. James Bruce
    December 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    No such thing as a trusted source. Trust no one!

  2. James Bruce
    December 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    No such thing as a trusted source. Trust no one!

  3. James Bruce
    December 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Clicking on links in emails is a really bad idea - it's easy to hide a link to malware or a macro-infested word document as a fake youtube link. Just don't do it, please. Join a social network, or subscribe to a youtube channel, and get the links directly from there. 

    • Jay
      December 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

      Yes that's correct.

      Ray,
      you should google the text of the link or search it on youtube. to watch/download the video without clicking the link in email. if the link looks suspicious or it is from a suspicious source.

      Also you can right click and find the link location by copying the url. before clicking it.
      whether it is a youtube link or something else.

      And when you download something,
      eg: a video,
      make sure the extension is of a video and it is not an executable file.

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

      yap its correct but if it is from a trusted sources, perhaps to check the link with virustotal.

  4. Jay
    December 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

    which is the file format of videos that you want to play?
    install klite, and most videos will be played automatically.
    or install vlc media player. if they are just flv files.

  5. FIDELIS
    December 5, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Hello, quick option is to download a program for reading the video files and set a program as default. 

  6. Anonymous
    December 5, 2011 at 7:57 am

    1.  Go to Start and search files for Regedit

    2.  Open Regedit

    3.  Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERS

    4.  Then Classes

    5.  Select htm key, right click to modify and change the
    entry to'htmlfile',  then do the same for the following
    keys:html, shtml, xht, xhtml

    6.  Close Regedit and restart outlook.

    KB 310049 - You receive an error message when you click a hyperlink in Outlook
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310049

    See if resetting your default web browser helps.

    Click Start, select Default Programs
    Click Set program access and computer defaults
    Click Custom, and select your web browser
    Click OK

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