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Firefox vs. Widows Media Player?

By GSteve ·
Is there any known conflicts that would cause windows media player (v10.0) to stop working after installing Firefox (v1.0.4)? Maybe there is a mozilla media player I should start using?

When I double-click on my WMP icon, I simply get the "exclamation" sound, and nothing else happens.

I am working on a XP sp2 home PC, with 512Mb ram...any suggestions?

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by TheChas In reply to Firefox vs. Widows Media ...

I have no problems with WMP on my XP system with Firefox.

Try going to add / remove programs and performing a repair on WMP.

You can also download and reinstall WMP from Microsoft's media player page.

Or, you might want to give WinAmp a try.

http://www.winamp.com/

Chas

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by GSteve In reply to

Winamp works great - I'm going to go with this as it seems to be the simplest solution. Thanks all!

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by jaykleg In reply to Firefox vs. Widows Media ...

For anyone who wants a little more in-depth information on this issues the link below should be helpful:

http://welcome.hp.com/ent_event/storage/cmn/firefox/firefox_ax_install.htm

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by jaykleg In reply to

red_wolf: Did I suggest installing ActiveX? I listed an information source. I assume that we're all grown up enough to read and decide for ourselves. The first thing I would do under similar circumstances would be to check file association followed by checking on the way Firefox makes use of WMP. And there's information at that link that involves more information about that than just whether or not an ActiveX plug-in is installed.

In point of fact I use WMP from within Firefox and have never bothered to install the ActiveX plug-in.

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by red_wolf In reply to Firefox vs. Widows Media ...

Encouraging people to load ActiveX potentially makes using FireFox as insecure as IE ! Plus this won't solve the issue of clicking on the WMP icon; all the instructions do is add WMP integration to FireFox.

As suggested earlier I would reinstall WMP, further I would check to see if something else might have "broken" WMP. Run Process Explorer and/or Filemon and then try starting WMP.

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html

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