A lot of Web sites these days require you to use the Windows Media Player program for playing audio and video content that is actually embedded on the site. Now, if a user is using Internet Explorer, this works flawlessly, most of the time. However, the real problem arises when accessing that kind of content on a non-Microsoft browser. You know, like the ever popular Mozilla Firefox, for instance.
Standard Windows Media Player plug-in files are included with most of the Windows operating systems and they are usually automatically detected by the Firefox browser. However, in Vista and at times on some of the other Windows systems, the files are missing. This means that if you access any Web sites that have embedded multimedia content, you will receive an error that tells you itâ€™s a case of an invalid or missing plug-in. You will then be instructed to reinstall Windows Media Player, which still doesn’t solve your problem. More »