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VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

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VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

After I upgraded to Firefox 8.0.1, Windows Media Player stopped playing embedded videos within the Firefox browser.

If you go to Add-ons and disabled VLC player plugin, Firefox will start to plays any Windows Media Player videos without any issue.

The minute I click to enable VLC, Windows Media Player stop working again. This problem is not used to happen in Firefox 6.02.

Please help me with problem. any suggestions will be appreciated.

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All Star Contributor

Re: VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

You can disable the VLC plugin from the Addons window. Choose Plugins, find VLC in the list and disable it.

New Contributor

Re: VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

Disabling the VLC plugin to play windows media player videos is temporally fix and work around this problem I have already tried it!

Whenever I visit a website have VLC video embedded format, I need to enable the VLC plugin again and then WMP will stop working.

I admit I can watch one video at the time! so I have to live with it. This is what we get from free browser with no serious professional support I guess!

All Star Contributor

Re: VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

As much as possible, you can set Firefox to use helper applications rather than plugins for handling certain file extensions. That was the approach I took.

New Contributor

Re: VLC player plugin conflict with Windows Media Player plugin in Firefox 8.0.1

i honestly cant believe firefox... i might actually go back to ie... as messed up as that sounds