Streaming Media WMP11 - Firefox, Opera Does not work

Posted on 2010-01-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
Hello All;

Just installed the plugin for Firefox and Opera to use WMP11
In our website(s).
Streaming from our live server works in IE, but does not work
With Firefox or Opera.
Have not tested Chrome yet.

Any idea's as to what needs to be done to make these browsers pick up on the live streams?

Thanks All
Question by:Wayne Barron
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    Expert Comment

    had you verified the installed plugin in firefox you can do it by checking here in firefox i.e tools >> addons >> plugins
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    Author Comment

    by:Wayne Barron
    Right now FF is crashing everytime I open it up.
    I will test it out tomorrow by uninstall/reinstall.
    Time for bed tonight.

    Thanks Sye
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    Expert Comment

    By any chance, do you have VLC installed on that system?
    The most recent version has a bugged FF/Opera plugin that will not allow streaming, will make Firefox freeze and crash if reopened at the same video location.

    This sounds pretty much like what you are reporting.
    Solution would be to uninstall VLC which will let the WMP plugin take over. You may then reinstall VLC without the FF plugin.
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    Author Comment

    by:Wayne Barron
    VLC is a very old version, that I dragged over to the system for my son that is running Opera, so that could not be the issue in that case.
    With my system itself, I have not installed VLC in over a year, so I am still using the same version that I put on my son's system.
    Also, I have not used VLC in this most recent install.

    I will post back my findings by tomorrow when I reinstall FF on my system.
    And run some test on mine with Opera.

    Thanks guys.
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    Accepted Solution

    When doing Dynamic content (Reading from a database (or) Simply inserting the link to the media itself) Make sure that both area's of the media is the same. (My goof up on this one)

    Looking at the code below


    This was not the same in the Autostart, as it is in the player itself.
    So, in IE, it would play without any issues, but in FF, Chrome and Opera
    It would not stream, because it was seeing 2 different streams instead of the same.

    So, for anyone that has the same problem, look at your code, or have someone else to look at it for you, sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to catch a simple oversite and mistake.

    I spoted this one out by simply viewing the source about 3 minutes ago through FF, and spotted the Autoplay link for hard coded from my earlier testing.

    Thanks for the attempt at helping guys.
    Going to close this one out as Answer.

    Happy New Year all.
    <object id='mediaPlayer1' width="180" height="50" 
    standby='Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components...' type='application/x-oleobject'>
      <param name='fileName' value="http://linkurl/Mediafile.mp3" />
    <param name='animationatStart' value='true' />
    <param name='transparentatStart' value='true' />
    <param name='autoStart' value="false" />
    <param name='showControls' value="true" />
    <param name="ShowStatusBar" value="true" />
    <param name='loop' value="false" />
    <embed type='application/x-mplayer2'
    id='mediaPlayer' name='mediaPlayer' displaysize='4' autosize='-1' 
    bgcolor='darkblue' showcontrols="true" showtracker='-1' 
    showdisplay='0' showstatusbar='-1' videoborder3d='-1' width="200" height="75"
    src="http://linkurl/Mediafile.mp3" autostart="True" designtimesp='5311' loop="False"></embed>

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