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 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp after downloading and installing WMP X 9, nothing changed, all the same over and over. 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
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?
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
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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 !
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
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.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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 ?
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...
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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 Firebird/0.8.0+
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040509 Firefox/0.8.0+ 10.3.3 WFM 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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago → 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Component: Plug-ins → Windows Media Player (Microsoft)
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: general → microsoft-wmp
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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