Why Firefox 5 will not see the Windows Media Player Plugin?

Hello useful Mozilla expert,

When I click on a link to play a standard WMV video in Firefox 5, in the movie player window it is said 'Click here to download the'.

When I click on 'Click here to download the plugin' in Firefox 5, I get a panel of Firefox that says I need to Windows Media Player 11, but I already Windows Media Player 12 and the browser Firefox WMP plugin installed on this computer... it worked fine in Firefox 3.6.

If I then click to install the Windows Media Player 11 plugin, it goes to another Firefox sign that says: ' no plug-ins have been installed, Windows Media Player 11 - no available '. Then, there is a "manual install" button, and when I click, it takes me to a third party plugin site called 'InteroperabilityBridges.com' which has a plugin Firefox WMP dated April 2007 available.

Here is the link he gives... http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/Windows-Media-Player-Firefox-plugin-download

When I check my Panel "programs and features" in Windows 7 on my control panel, I can see that I have already installed something called, "Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin" installed and it is dated 10/24/2010 and it is version

Despite having already the required plugin installed and showing in my control panel, programs and features, this WMP plugin does not appear on my plugins Firefox 5 Panel. So I tried to re - install with the installer of origin and available to the above URL Setup (they seem to be the same, except my installer of origin has a date of 2010).

I also tried the 'fix' option in the setup of the plugin... it still does not appear in Firefox 5, nor this browser will play a WMV file in the integrated test related troubleshooting page plugin Mozilla WMP player, or other pages that embedded the WMV players.

So the question is, why is Firefox 5 demanding I install a Windows Media Player plug-in older, version of 2007 when I have already installed...? and why it won't work?

I went through all the troubleshooting information in Mozilla and go to the page dedicated to this subject and nothing works...



What is the solution? The upgrade again for the 3rd time in the last 2 months, this is not an option... I'm tired of going through all the difficult steps of the upgrade and find what has changed and rejected another upgrade of the browser Mozilla and re - install plugins, extensions, modules and customizations and repair everything that does not work, as I always do now with Firefox 5.

It seems that as soon as I get most things squared away in a new browser from Mozilla, then they came out with three new releases, so when I'm still struggling with the FF5 version (as I am now) there will be version 9 I get annoying constant 'reminders' upgrade to.

Thank you



You carefully read and follow the instructions in the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs in the article on the creation of a folder \plugins folder installer of Firefox and copy the C:\PFiles\Plugins file in the newly created folder?

Worked for me.

If this answer solved your problem, please click 'Solved It' next to this response when connected to the forum.

Not related to your question, but...

You must update some plug-ins:

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