How do you get embedded .wmv files to play in Firefox?
December 21, 2004 2:52 PM   Subscribe

I just started using firefox, and for a while all was good, but recently firefox has stopped playing WMV files that are embedded in web pages. I'm not exactly tech-savvy, so anyone know how to get them to play? It was in this link that the problem first popped up.
posted by dazed_one to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I don't know myself, but the people on the #firefox IRC channel are extremely helpful, and have always solved any Firefox problem I've had. They really want Firefox to win. There's info on web forum support too, in case no one on AskMe can tell you.
posted by grouse at 3:49 PM on December 21, 2004

What version of Firefox are you using? I know it didn't used to be able to deal with WMV files, but it works just fine for me, I'm WinXP, Firefox 1.0.
posted by gramcracker at 4:25 PM on December 21, 2004

Response by poster: I'm on WinXP Firefox 1.0 as well. It's really strange because .wmv files used to play just fine.
posted by dazed_one at 4:59 PM on December 21, 2004

Have you recently upgraded to the latest version of Windows Media Player?

Or, if you haven't, you should try. It's possible that the web content has been encoded using the latest and the version you have installed cannot play them.

Is WMP even loading in the page?

Grouse's suggestion is good. The Firefox forums are extremely helpful.
posted by purephase at 5:38 PM on December 21, 2004

I too have recently run into this...and I cant find any common thread, since some embedded content will play, and some wont.

For now, I have just been looking at the page source and grabbing the pure .wmv link which prompts WMP to open it just fine. (not the best solution, but I have been through the forums and irc chan to no avail :(

Let us know what you find !
posted by gren at 5:24 AM on December 22, 2004

This happened to me too, but I'm pretty sure upgrading to the latest version of the media player solved the problems.
posted by picea at 6:44 AM on December 22, 2004

« Older Alarm Clocks   |   External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.