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WMP now playing in FF after upgrade

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after the upgrade to the latest version, it seems like WMP plugin is gone in FF7?

i tried to down the pligin, still don't see it.. i start new session of FF and can't play streaming..

npdsplay.dll was the only one there, and i don't see the one for the plug in itself.
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If it was the 7.00 upgrade, try upgrading to the 7.01 version. There seems to have been an issue with plugins on FF 7.00 which was fixed in version 7.01.
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i moved to 7.0.1 and downloaded the below, still not able to play streaming.. never had a problem until a few days ago.. just played again today..

http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download
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i am trying to run http://www.rainbowtv.tv/videoshow.asp page.. can you run it in 7.0.1?
are you running the plug in from the above website?
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Yes, it is running on FF 7.01.
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Works fine on Firefox 7.01 here too.
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Did check your Add-ons for updates?
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but I don't even see the WMP entry there..
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It's second from the bottom where it says Windows Media Player.
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And on the top of that display you have the option to check your plugins whether they are up to date. You can also automate this via options, Advanced, and Update tab. There you can set what updates it should check.
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Ah.. i see.. thanks for pointing that out..

you will see even in the question, i wrote "npdsplay.dll ". i had thought it would just say Windows Media Player, like how it said Flash or Acrobat..

and in the link http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download - thought it was a different dll..regardless, before and after I installed it, it still does not work for me..

it has worked fine in all the versions no problem before...

 could you think what else could be the problem?
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Try updating your other plugins. It looks like most of them aren't uptodate.
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i tried diff updates, but some inspite of update, still say 'outdated'..

could you see what plugin is being used for the above streaming?
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The Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library 3.0.2.629 (npdsplay.dll) which is the same as yours.  Go to Tools -> Options -> Applications and see what is being used for "application/x-mplayer2".  It should be one of the Windows Media Player listings.  Another program could be specified there.  I have the plug-in and Windows Media Player listed in my Firefox.
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i don't see that option?
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Guess you need to look harder.
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thanks ..

i see 2 options.. not the one i see in your picture...any thoughts what else i could check?
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Make sure the add-ons you have installed are also turned on.
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The important part of the screen shot I posted was the 'mplayer2' listing which matches the video you're trying to play.  Since I have different software on this Windows XP computer than you do, there is no reason that your listing should exactly match mine.  Here's a Microsoft article about "Troubleshooting playback in Windows Media Player for Windows XP": http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306317

Note that "mplayer2.exe" has been removed from Windows Media Player starting with Windows Vista.  I'm still searching to see what should be playing "application/x-mplayer2".
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Here's information on a new plugin that may help: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Missing_plugin
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dave, i am using xp on this one..

and the link through http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Missing_plugin
is pointing to the same one as in #36896952 , though..
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At the moment, I can't find any of those plugins on my computer even though they are listed under Plugins.  I don't know how Firefox is playing WMP files.
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ok.. as a trial/error measure i installed FF6 and it works now..
what do you think may be the issue?
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I really don't know.
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OK.. I had to restart FF, and it automatically upgraded FF to 7.0 and now it does not work again.

is it possible to set it up that it will not try to upgrade?
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In Options select the Advanced Section, then the Update Tab. Here you can select what you want to do with updates.
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thanks it is kind of fixed now :)
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