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How do I get windows media player play in Firefox?

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I downloaded, and installed the plugin from this website: http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download but i don't see it in the plugin section of Firefox. When i go to a site with windows media player it says there is a missing required plugin.

I downloaded, and installed the plugin from this website: http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download but i don't see it in the plugin section of Firefox. When i go to a site with windows media player it says there is a missing required plugin.

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hello, please try this: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named plugins.load_appdir_plugins. double-click it and change its value to true (a restart of the browser might be necessary afterwards for the change to take effect).

some background on the issue is explained in http://www.ghacks.net/2013/05/15/why-you-may-have-lost-access-to-plugins-or-extensions-in-firefox-21/

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.7.148
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.45.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.5.146
  • 5.1.20913.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0

More Information

Application Basics
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Name: Firefox
Version: 26.0
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0
Extensions
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Name: Adblock Plus
Version: 2.4
Enabled: true
ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Name: Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
Version: 1.2.3
Enabled: true
ID: elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
Name: DownloadHelper
Version: 4.9.21
Enabled: false
ID: {b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
Name: Flash and Video Download
Version: 1.47
Enabled: false
ID: {bee6eb20-01e0-ebd1-da83-080329fb9a3a}
Name: Flash Video Downloader
Version: 4.0.8
Enabled: false
ID: artur.dubovoy@gmail.com
Name: Youtube Downloader - Media Downloader
Version: 1.0.8
Enabled: false
ID: paulsaintuzb@gmail.com
Important Modified Preferences
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browser.cache.disk.capacity: 153600
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled: false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
browser.search.suggest.enabled: false
browser.search.useDBForOrder: true
browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20131205075310
browser.startup.homepage: about:home
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20131205075310
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 26.0
browser.tabs.warnOnClose: false
browser.tabs.warnOnOpen: false
browser.urlbar.default.behavior: 2
dom.mozApps.used: true
extensions.lastAppVersion: 26.0
font.internaluseonly.changed: false
font.name.serif.x-western: Segoe UI
gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
keyword.URL: http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT3306061&SearchSource=2&CUI=UN19900897513054718&UM=2&q=
network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 1
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy: 2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true
places.database.lastMaintenance: 1389493135
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
plugin.importedState: true
plugin.state.npdeployjava: 0
plugin.state.npgoogleupdate: 1
privacy.cpd.offlineApps: true
privacy.cpd.siteSettings: true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown: true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1389093791
Graphics
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Adapter Description: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
Adapter Drivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Adapter RAM: 2048
Device ID: 0x11c2
Direct2D Enabled: true
DirectWrite Enabled: true (6.2.9200.16492)
Driver Date: 12-19-2013
Driver Version: 9.18.13.3221
GPU #2 Active: false
GPU Accelerated Windows: 1/1 Direct3D 10
Vendor ID: 0x10de
WebGL Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
windowLayerManagerRemote: false
AzureCanvasBackend: direct2d
AzureContentBackend: direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo
AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0
JavaScript
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Incremental GC: true
Accessibility
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Activated: false
Prevent Accessibility: 0
Library Versions
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NSPR
Expected minimum version: 4.10.2
Version in use: 4.10.2
NSS
Expected minimum version: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
Expected minimum version: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
Expected minimum version: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.15.3.1 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
Expected minimum version: 3.15.3.1
Version in use: 3.15.3.1

philipp
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hello, please try this: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named plugins.load_appdir_plugins. double-click it and change its value to true (a restart of the browser might be necessary afterwards for the change to take effect).

some background on the issue is explained in http://www.ghacks.net/2013/05/15/why-you-may-have-lost-access-to-plugins-or-extensions-in-firefox-21/

hello, please try this: enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named '''plugins.load_appdir_plugins'''. double-click it and change its value to '''true''' (a restart of the browser might be necessary afterwards for the change to take effect). some background on the issue is explained in http://www.ghacks.net/2013/05/15/why-you-may-have-lost-access-to-plugins-or-extensions-in-firefox-21/

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Thank you! This did the trick, all is working well.

Thank you! This did the trick, all is working well.
ccbrock11 0 solutions 1 answers

Hello, I've done the about:config process about 4 times and wmp is still not working, trying to get homework done, very frustrating. Help someone!

Hello, I've done the about:config process about 4 times and wmp is still not working, trying to get homework done, very frustrating. Help someone!
cor-el
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Can you find the WMP plugin file (np-mswmp.dll) in the Firefox program folder or elsewhere on your computer?

Can you find the WMP plugin file (np-mswmp.dll) in the Firefox program folder or elsewhere on your computer? * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Missing_plugin

Modified by cor-el