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How do I get an attachment that has a .wmv extension to launch?

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I have been sent an attachment that will not launch. It has a wmv extension and is some sort of a video file. What do I have to do to get firefox to allow this file to launch?

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Hello, A .wmv file is a windows movie file. If you are on a Mac, you MUST download Flip4Mac if you want Firefox to play the video within the browser. If it is a download, you still need Flip4Mac, but that has nothing to do with Firefox. If you run a windows machine and these problems occur, then it is probably a glitch/bug on your computer. This is probably not a FF issue, more likely a software incompatibility issue.

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Usually if Firefox can't handle some media, it will allow you to open it in an external program, such as Windows Media Player.

What is Firefox doing in this case -- just ignoring your attempts to open the media?

Is this the only attachment affected, or do you have more general issues with email attachments? Yahoo and AT&T Yahoo mail users who access mail using old bookmarks have reported problems accessing attachments. Try getting to email through your Yahoo/My Yahoo or AT&T Yahoo home page in that case.

Finally, to get the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox, if you are interested in using that, see this support article: Play Windows Media files in Firefox with the Windows Media plugin.

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