Tuesday, April 17th 2007

New Windows Media Player Plugin for Firefox

Anyone who uses Windows Vista and Mozilla Firefox may be pleased to hear that the Windows Media Player team has now released a plugin for Firefox that should allow the browser to play WMP content on websites. Here are the steps to get it working:
  • Installation of the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin may require administrative access to your PC. It is recommended that you close all other open browser windows before continuing with the installation.
  • Click the Install button to automatically download and install the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin.
  • Depending on your security settings, you may see a Security Warning dialog box. Click Install to install the plugin.
There is a known issue if you are using Firefox version 2.0.0.3 on Windows Vista with the installer failing with error code -203. To work around this simply restart Firefox (you will get a notification that Windows Vista will be changing the Firefox compatibility settings) and then install again - the second time should succeed.

The download is available here, and the new plugin works on all versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista (although it is mostly intended for Vista, as that currently has no WMP support in Firefox).Source: Windows Vista Blog
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8 Comments on New Windows Media Player Plugin for Firefox

#1
technicks
Oh yeah. I want this for a year now. I can finaly listen to my favorite radio programs in firefox.
:toast:

Thanks Jimmy.:rockout:
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is great news. I plan to install vista here in the next couple of weeks.
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#3
OnBoard
I read the topic and the last line, installed and realized it's been working always.. ..using XP :) Topic might need a Vista word in it =) But still works, if someone other installs it to XP too :P
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Jimmy 2004
by: OnBoard
I read the topic and the last line, installed and realized it's been working always.. ..using XP :) Topic might need a Vista word in it =) But still works, if someone other installs it to XP too :P
Lol, I'm guessing it updates the XP one too. I do mention that it's for Vista on the first line btw.;)
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#5
OnBoard
Yes you do, should have read it too ;) And propably updated the XP one as it's compatible.
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#6
OneCool
Cool.The videos on MSN.com work now :toast:
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#7
kakazza
Funny to see all the people who didn't manage to get streaming media to work in Fx before >_>
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Jimmy 2004
by: kakazza
Funny to see all the people who didn't manage to get streaming media to work in Fx before >_>
I'm sure there were workarounds, but people are lazy :rolleyes:

I hardly use Vista myself so hadn't even noticed until I saw that page from M$.
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