User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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I have Windows XP Media Edition with WMP version 11, and Firefox 22.214.171.124
I cannot play audio streams from various radio stations offering streaming via their websites.
I get the all-too-familiar Missing Plugin alert and when I try to use the Plugin Finder Service, I get No suitable plugins were found, Unknown Plugin (application/x-mplayer2).
I have been researching this since I started using firefox on my notebook. I've read through numerous forums, links from the KB, and nothing works, or nothing covers my versions listed above.
I found a few fixes, but they require using WMP version 9/10 and both of those versions are incompatible with my version of Windows. The only version that is compatible is WMP 11. I have uninstalled and reinstalled that software three times without success.
Two sites I want to listen to are
http://espnradio.espn.go.com/espnradio/ ... ?play=live.
When I try it in IE7, it works just fine. I don't want to use IE7 of course, or I wouldn't be using firefox.
If there is a plugin out there that fixes this, or copying of some files, please let me know. Several of the KB links I followed don't even cover firefox version 126.96.36.199!
I'm almost at the end of my rope with this, as I've been working this problem since October, 2006. With only one gigabyte of ram on my notebook, it's unacceptable to run IE7 to listen to these stations because firefox cannot do it.
I certainly appreciate any help I can get on this issue. Remember, I can't install earlier versions of WMP, prior to version 11.
Last edited by hopworks on February 5th, 2007, 7:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The reason it doesn't work is Microsoft chose not to include the dynamic link library plugins for other web browsers besides IE. (what a surprise)
Thanks for the info, and following links in the thread recommend installing an update for a version of windows I am not running. Attempt at your risk it says, which is a bit unnerving.
Is this the only way I can solve my issue?? I love firefox, but I'm not sure that hosing my windows installation is worth it. =\
EDIT: I decided to try another google search, out of one desperate try for help, and ended up at a microsoft technet forum, the link is
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/Sho ... &SiteID=17
and the folks there had the same problem. A simpler fix opposed to the one I was about to try worked. I'm working that fix now.
Last edited by hopworks on February 5th, 2007, 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
OK!!!! YEAH! It works!
I can't believe that fix was that simple. It was downloading and copying those three files into Windows Media Player folder in program files. I'm so happy!
Thanks again FatJohn for pushing me into the right direction. You ROCK! You have no idea how happy you have made me!
You're welcome! & always remember,
teh internet == serious business!!!!!111
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