unable to display movie with Windows Media Player



15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jvh, Assigned: peterlubczynski-bugs)







15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040116
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040116

When I choose the format Windows Media Player, I got only a broken Quicktime
Icon. The window displays: "click here to install the plugin". 
Then it goes to the Microsoft page
after downloading and installing WMP X 9, nothing changed, all the same over and
This happens with Mozilla, Firebird and Camino.
The ONLY browser who has no problems with it is Internet Explorer... but I don't
want tho use that peace of junk !

What I'm doing wrong please ?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp
2. click as preference Windows Media Player
3. install the plugin WMP X 9 (program)

Actual Results:  
4. start over by 1. over and over
5. the broken quicktime icon won't disapear
6. the same behaviour with all sites who needs WMP

Expected Results:  
playing WMP movie

much sites depend on WMP.
with QT or RealOne everything goes fine !
maybe that's a problem with quicktime - I also encountered the problem, that it
want's to be responsible of playing .avi files - and it's extremely difficult to
change that.

so maybe you installed WMP, but Quicktime still feels to be responsible of
playing .avi files

(changing component to browser::plugins
Assignee: general → peterlubczynski-bugs
Component: Browser-General → Plug-ins

Comment 2

15 years ago
indeed, my quicktime can't play .AVI files !!!
for those, I need to play with WMP...

anybody knowing a solution ?
How about disabling avi in your quicktime prefs?

Comment 4

15 years ago
unfortunately just the same: "click here to get the plugin" 
then a broken plug-in icon
in IE the video plays very well !!!
Well... -> resolved::invalid
that's a problem with quicktime. It doesn't love divx-enabled avi files. _very_
difficult to solve.

Same plugin problem also appears in safari
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 6

15 years ago
safari indeed has the same problem...
so Mozilla, Safari, FireBird, Camino, OmniWeb, iCab ... ALL have the same problem!
I don't understand no one can resolve this ???

only IE and Opera (!!!) play well on WMP...

it can't be the purpose Apple disabled this for one good reason ?
shame on Apple !

Comment 7

15 years ago
sometimes I get another error message

QuickTime is missing software reauired to perform this operation, it is not
available on the QuickTime server.

after that, the broken QT icon appears on the screen !
maybe there is something to be found in the apple knowledge base

Comment 9

15 years ago
Verified. It's QuickTime that isn't able to play *.avi movies. There used to be
a QT plugin for that, but that was years ago (Mac OS 9), and it wasn't free
anyway (it wasn't Apples software). That's why QT still have the *.avi mapping,
although you can't find the software anymore. I recommend that you use VLC :
<http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14738> : it works much better
than the Media Player.

To make sure the QuickTime doesn't try to play *.avi files (so you can use Media
Player for example), you need to go to the QuickTime preferences (in System
Preferences), browser-plugins, and change the mime-mapping under video. I'm not
at a Mac at the moment, so I'm not to sure about the exact steps, sorry.

Comment 10

15 years ago
I did so, changed the setting for QT (unchecked the radio-button for AVI), but
that DID NOT WORK !!!

It's still the same, my browser won't play any WMP file.
Can you please tell me how I can configure to play an AVI with VLC instead od QT
in my browser.

AND: why goes everything alright with IE and Opera ?

Comment 11

15 years ago
so why goes everything alright in IE and Opera, as QT is the culprit ??!

I do believe the're is something badly wrong on Mozilla...
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 12

15 years ago

Comment 13

15 years ago
It did not reproduce.
It is playing with plug-in of WMP.

Mac OS X 10.3.2
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; ja-JP; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040201

Comment 14

15 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040509



This could also be a dup of bug 119045 however WMP9 is friendly to non-IE browsers.

Reopen if you still have this problem... with a new profile and/or new build.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


9 years ago
Component: Plug-ins → Windows Media Player (Microsoft)
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: general → microsoft-wmp
Version: Trunk → unspecified


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 9.x
Product: Plugins → Plugins Graveyard
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