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To play files

To Do this
Play a paused or stopped file Click the Play button Play button .


On the Play menu, click Play/Pause.

Play a streaming media file on a Web page Click the link on the Web page.
Play a file on your computer or network
  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. Navigate to the appropriate location, click the file, and then click Open.
Play a file on the Web by entering the URL to the file
  1. On the File menu, click Open URL.

    The following list provides examples of the kinds of locations that you can specify:

    • mms://server/filename (for example, a file with a .wma, .wmv, .asf, or .mp3 extension)
    • http://server/filename
    • \\server\content\filename
    • file://\\server\content\filename
    • mms://server/sami.asf?SAMI=http://server/sami/sami_demo.smi (Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) file)
  2. Type the URL to the file, and then click OK.

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