User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050410 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050410 The wmv-Videoformat is known by the Helperapplication-section in the Preferences of my Mozilla, but when I click on an URL to a wmv, Mozilla ask: 'what should Mozilla do with this file' Preselectet is 'Open with the default Application(BSPlayer)'. '[_]Allways perform this action when handling files of this type' is gray and can't switched on :-( An older build(20050222) works fine for me. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.click an URL to a wmv-file. Actual Results: Mozilla ask: 'what should Mozilla do with this file' Expected Results: Mozilla should start the Player who is given in the Helperapplication Sector of the Preferences for wmv-files. It seems, that only wmv-files are affectet. mpeg/mov/avi are working fine.
That page sends text/plain as MIME-Type, so i'm not sure if this isn't intentional...
(In reply to comment #1) > That page sends text/plain as MIME-Type, so i'm not sure if this isn't > intentional... The wmv is linked in this page: http://www.alohafunwear.com/multimedia.shtml The Realplayer- and Quicktimefiles on this side calling her players directly. The wmv-files work for me too in my older 20050222-Nightly. Maybe the MIME-Type is not correkt, but its affect only wmv and it not affected wmv in my older Mozilla-Nightly.
13 years ago
The realplayer and quicktime files are send with the correct mime-type. (easy to check with http://web-sniffer.net). The change seems to be from bug 285517 (see comment#5 there). Biesi should decide if this is by design....
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I can confirm the reported behavior. I'm not sure what we want to do about text/plain documents served like this. IE loads the WMV file directly into Windows Media Player.
If the type we sniff to is not something supported internally we should show the helper app dialog with the user's default action preselected. We should NOT just launch the helper without checking with the user, since that would allow various firewall-bypassing security exploits. Sounds like everything is working as designed to me... what am I missing?
bz: Yeah, I agree with you. This is working as designed. Marking INVALID. You can configure the browser to send WMV automatically to Windows Media Player, but by default it should prompt.
(In reply to comment #7) > bz: Yeah, I agree with you. This is working as designed. Marking INVALID. Thank you for marking. This bug can be closed.