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Post Posted July 15th, 2006, 9:06 pm

Hi all,

I've been researching like crazy and I've read the FAQ/guide over at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=206213 , but for the life of me, I cannot get Media Player to work inside of Firefox. I continue to get the 'missing plugin' message and when I take a look at 'about:plugins', none of the Media Player stuff you would expect is listed. I've also tried copying the .dll files to my plugins folder (though I had to download these since c:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\ didn't have them).

I recently did a reinstall/format, so that's why this problem has come up. I'm stuck at this point and would appreciate any advice. Have already reinstalled both Firefox and Media Player. I'm on an XP Media Center machine...all the latest Windows updates.

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Post Posted July 15th, 2006, 10:05 pm

Did you install WMP before Firefox?

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Post Posted July 16th, 2006, 2:30 pm

bushvenom wrote:Did you install WMP before Firefox?


Yes, I installed Windows and then did all the Windows updates (including WMP 10) before installing Firefox. Since then, I've tried the opposite as well.

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Post Posted July 16th, 2006, 2:37 pm

There's an OLD version of the Windows Media Player plugin that's still offered by Microsoft that reportedly works in Mozilla browsers, including Firefox:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... lugin.aspx
Windows Media Player Plug-in for Netscape Navigator
(The "Download Now" link goes to "wmpplugin.exe" which you should save to your desktop or other location, then double-click to install the plugin.)

If installing wmpplugin.exe doesn't help, take a look here:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=437684
Windows Media Player Plugin Problem
Alice Wyman

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Post Posted July 16th, 2006, 4:25 pm

Alice wrote:There's an OLD version of the Windows Media Player plugin that's still offered by Microsoft that reportedly works in Mozilla browsers, including Firefox:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... lugin.aspx
Windows Media Player Plug-in for Netscape Navigator
(The "Download Now" link goes to "wmpplugin.exe" which you should save to your desktop or other location, then double-click to install the plugin.)

If installing wmpplugin.exe doesn't help, take a look here:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=437684
Windows Media Player Plugin Problem


Thanks Alice! Installing the old plugin seemed to resolve the problem.

Alice

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Post Posted July 16th, 2006, 5:29 pm

Thanks for posting back. Glad it worked.

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Post Posted July 16th, 2006, 6:53 pm

Excellent archiving, Alice, as always. :)

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