Firefox: Embedding Windows Media Player into Firefox


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In most cases, the Windows Media Player plugin is included in Windows itself, however, this is not always the case. If it is not included, the embedded audio and/or video will be unable to play in Mozilla Firefox. To learn how to embed Windows Media Player into Mozilla Firefox, review the following.

How to Embed Windows Media Player into Firefox

  • (NOTE: Windows only- instructions for other Operating Systems are below these instructions.)

1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to the following website: Interoperability Bridges: Windows Media Player Plugin for Firefox.

2. Click the words Download Now.

screenshot of plugin download

3. Click the button marked Save File to save the file to the computer.

screenshot of the save file window.

4. Select Open in the Downloads box to continue.

screenshot of the downloads window.

5. The Open Executable File dialog box should appear. Click OK to open the file.

screenshot of the open executable file dialog box.

For Mac Users:

Unfortunately, the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox is no longer supported for OS X. Click here (view the bottom of the page) for documentation.

The officially supported plugin for embedding Windows Media Player in Firefox is now Flip4Mac, found here. It costs $6.

For Linux Users:

The supported plugin for Windows Media Player in Firefox is mplayerplug-in, found here.

-- Click here for documentation.


Installation Instructions:

  • NOTE: Instructions for Windows only. Installation of this plug-in may require administrative access to the computer. It is recommended that all other open browser windows are closed before continuing with this installation.

1. Click Next at the Setup Wizard box to start.

screenshot of the welcome setup window.

2. Check the box marked I accept the terms in the License Agreement and then click Next to continue.

screenshot of the license agreement window.

3. Click Install to install the plug-in.

screenshot of the install plug-in window.

4. Click Finish to complete the installation progress. Changes should take effect when Mozilla Firefox is restarted.

screenshot of setup complete window.

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2/23/2015 11:49:40 AM