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Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin problem


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Pettigrew

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Hello,
I can't watch any videos on the web that require Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin. And not only in Firefox but also in Opera, Google Chrome and IE. When a video starts to load I get a message that the program stopped working and my browser closes. In Google Chrome I also get the following message: "The following plug-in has crushed: Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin". I tried re-installing the plugin but it didn't help. I haven't used the thing for a while but it DID work before! What else can I do?

Edited by Pettigrew, 06 February 2011 - 06:53 AM.

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Most videos on the web are 'Flash' videos which require the Flash Player to be installed.
You can tell if it's a 'Flash' video when it's playing by right-clicking it's viewer window & it will say "About Adobe Flash Player 10" at the bottom of the context-menu.

Once you've confirmed that they are indeed 'Flash' videos, I would recommend disabling the 'Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin' using the Firefox plug-in manager:

Open Firefox and click Tools >> Add-ons.
Click the blue "plug ins" icon in the top ribbon.
Highlight "Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin" and click "Disable"
Restart Firefox.

However, if the videos are definitely Windows Media Player ones, then make sure you have the latest version of Firefox installed, currently that's version 3.6.13 --- Get it here: http://www.firefox.com

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 08 February 2011 - 06:56 AM.

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Well, it doesn't say "About Adobe Flash Player 10" anywhere and I've checked my Firefox - it's the latest version.
Here's an example of a site that causes problems: http://www.nrk.no/ne...v/direkte/nrk1/ (I don't know if it works if you're outside Norway so here's another one: http://www.shadownet...v/bbc-news.html).
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