Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

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  1. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    Have you been itching to enjoy your media content on Firefox? The Windows Media Player team put a lot of work into evolving media playback on Windows Vista through the new Media Foundation pipeline, and has also been actively monitoring feedback on WMP and playback in general. While commentary has been mainly positive for Web playback through IE, we've noticed that there's still work to be done to make Firefox users able to enjoy their media content on Windows.

    We couldn't respond as quickly as we would have liked to (we had to get Windows Vista out the door!), but now that it's shipped, the team has moved its attention to getting Firefox users up and running. This week we are happy to say that we have a new plug-in for Firefox that makes WMP work once again -- and even better than it did before!

    It's easy to get the new Firefox plug-in -- if you navigate to a Web page today that has the embedded WMP ActiveX control, Firefox will automatically grab the new plug-in for you to install and you will once again be able to enjoy your media content :)"

    Courtsey: Vista Blog
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  2. WSFuser

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    Anyone try it yet?

    I currently use the plugin included with WMLite. Could this one be better?
     
  3. TairikuOkami

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    It sounds great. At first, IE is not needed for Windows update in Vista.
    Then Firefox has been made compatibile with Vista, thanks to MS as well.
    Now WMP can be used in other browsers, so people does not have to use IE.
    I wonder, what it is going to be the next step to make people to like MS again.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Probably if they announce closure, open-source all their software, or offer free and non-proprietary versions of whatever they make.
    Mrk
     
  5. lodore

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    so in vista you dont need IE7 at all?
    that is very handy.
    so if you help someone setup a pc and tell them to use firefox that will be there only choose if you uninstall IE7:D
    lodore
     
  6. WSFuser

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    im hoping someone can answer this for me: how do you install this on server 2003? it says its not supported on server os but...its just a firefox plugin...
     
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