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  1. Added a media webpart
  2. I uploaded a mp3 and wav to a sharepoint library
  3. I can play media
  4. However, if I change the media source to "From Address" with the same mp3 and wav (sitting on a file share but accessed through http) then I get "Media Failed to load".

I can go to any browser and type http://myMediaServer:5555/CrewHealth.mp3 and it resolves right away. Directory browsing is enabled when i go to http://myMediaServer:5555 I can all the media files. Anonymous browsing is enabled. Everyone in the company has read access.

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I just tried Expression Encoder 4 to encode one of the mp3 but same output. I am still getting "Media failed to load". It seems to me that web part is not able to connect to http location. PLEASE ANYONE – Maria Burton Apr 17 '12 at 13:23
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This does it. Forget all the mambo jambo with silverlight webpart. Can anyone suggest how to enable pause button (play, stop, forward, rewind are all present except pause).

<div align="center">
    <embed src="http://directlink_to_video.wmv"
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If you give your embed tag an ID you can use JavaScript to target it for start/stop. A better user experience would probably to utilize an HTML5 <audio controls> tag which provides browser controls for play, pause, etc, and only fall back to JavaScript if the user doesn't have an HTML5 compatible browser. – webdes03 Apr 17 '12 at 14:22
I thought about html 5 but we are not there as enterprise level. Thanks wdes – Maria Burton Apr 18 '12 at 19:37

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