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Is there a Windows Media Player plugin for Windows 7?

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Firefox tells me I need to manual install a plug-in for Windows Media Player but when it takes me to the plug-in it is only for Windows Vista and earlier Windows versions. Should I install that plug-in or just not bother, as for some reason the content plays anyway?

Firefox tells me I need to manual install a plug-in for Windows Media Player but when it takes me to the plug-in it is only for Windows Vista and earlier Windows versions. Should I install that plug-in or just not bother, as for some reason the content plays anyway?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.4"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

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TonyE
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1044 solutions 8863 answers

I have been using the plugin available from port25 in Windows 7 using WMP 12 with no problems.

I have been using the plugin available from [http://port25.technet.com/pages/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download.aspx port25] in Windows 7 using WMP 12 with no problems.

Question owner

Thank.s TonyE. Since it said for Vista and earlier I wasn't sure. I'll try it - can always uninstall later if there's a problem.

Thank.s TonyE. Since it said for Vista and earlier I wasn't sure. I'll try it - can always uninstall later if there's a problem.
hispanicraven 0 solutions 1 answers

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http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/html5-extension-for-wmp-plugin

fixed the hyperlink - moderator

follow this link & there is a download that i found. after installing firefox was able to detect windows player even though it was already installed on my computer. no probs now. hope it works for you . good luck

http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/html5-extension-for-wmp-plugin ''fixed the hyperlink - moderator'' follow this link & there is a download that i found. after installing firefox was able to detect windows player even though it was already installed on my computer. no probs now. hope it works for you . good luck

Modified by the-edmeister

spunabearing 0 solutions 3 answers

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WMP plugin craps out when I go to XM satellite raio NO SOUND Please Fix Soon!!!

WMP plugin craps out when I go to XM satellite raio NO SOUND Please Fix Soon!!!
danielsilvasx 0 solutions 1 answers

Thanks(OBRIGADO)!!11

Thanks(OBRIGADO)!!11
capitanqueso 0 solutions 1 answers

@hispanicraven That totally did the trick! ;) Thanks!! WMP 12 FF 3.6.17

@hispanicraven That totally did the trick! ;) Thanks!! WMP 12 FF 3.6.17

Modified by capitanqueso

TonyE
  • Moderator
1044 solutions 8863 answers

Be aware that there are reports that the WMP HTML5 extension available from http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/html5-extension-for-wmp-plugin leaks memory.

When you install the extension, it will also install the WMP plugin. If you do not need the HTML5 features that the extension adds, you can then uninstall the extension. I found that when I did this it did not remove the WMP plugin, so you can still use sites that require the WMP plugin.

Be aware that there are reports that the WMP HTML5 extension available from http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/html5-extension-for-wmp-plugin leaks memory. When you install the extension, it will also install the WMP plugin. If you do not need the HTML5 features that the extension adds, you can then uninstall the extension. I found that when I did this it did not remove the WMP plugin, so you can still use sites that require the WMP plugin.
raizo 0 solutions 1 answers

thank buddy

thank buddy
Prophit319 0 solutions 2 answers

honestly its only compatible with firefox 3.something and 4.0... i have 8.0... what am i to do?

honestly its only compatible with firefox 3.something and 4.0... i have 8.0... what am i to do?