mozilla browser and media player issues

I have mozilla browser. I am opening test.jsp page with some with audio validation files in it. When the test.jsp page loaded mozilla is recommending to installquicktime player to play it. when I try to automatically install it is not working. when i try to install manually then also not working. I would like to know how to change the mozilla default media player to windows media player instead of quicktime player. I finally installed quick time player separately form different link. But issue is Quicktime player keep crashing When the test.jsp page loaded by mozilla. Is there is specific version of quicktime player that i suppose to use with specific version of mozilla? where can i find that information
 Please advise
Any ideas, suggestions, sample code, links, source code highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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ganixCommented:
Hello,
I'm have mozilla firefox 16 running.
To install the media player plugin from mozilla support:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/play-windows-media-files-in-firefox
In that link you'll figure out how to check if you have already the plugin installed first.
To change the default player:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file

Hope it'd be helpful.
regards.

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gudii9Author Commented:
How can I force mozila(how and where to change settings for that) to use specific media player. Let us say flash player. I have least hope on quick time as it is crashing many times for me
ganixCommented:
As I told you above, the second link is what you're asking for.
I recomend to read the link from mozilla support.
Flash player only support a few sort of files to reproduce.
The steps to change the firefox settings:
click on tools and choose options. Select Aplications tab and you'll see all the programs/apps that runs with any different file.
Remember that you must install the windows media plugin if you haven't to (if you want it to open your media files in firefox).
Please read the articles with the two links in the above post. You only have to follow the steps described by mozilla (the creator of the browser)
regards.
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gudii9Author Commented:
I have disabled quicktime player. I awas searching for windows media player plugin as in the screenshot. But I could not get it. How to install windows media player plugin on to mozilla and make it default. Please advise
windowsMediaPlugin.JPG
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ganixCommented:
From the first link I posted from mozilla support:

1-To see if you already have the plugin installed:

    (attached file 1)
    At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
    In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.
    Scroll down the list, and look for the entry called:
    Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
    np-mswmp.dll
    If the entry is present, then the plugin is installed.
    If the entry is missing, proceed to the Installing the plugin section.

2-Installing the plugin:

    Go to the plugin download page on Interoperability Bridges: http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download
        The Interoperability Bridges page also contains more detailed installation instructions.
    Click "Download Now" You will be prompted to save a file.
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Once it has downloaded, run it, and the plugin will install.
    When the installation has finished, close and restart Firefox:
        At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (File menu in Windows XP) and then click Exit
        When Firefox has completely closed, start Firefox up again.

3-Testing the plugin

The following link is to a test page that requires the Windows Media Player plugin. If the player loads and plays, then the plugin is installed correctly:
http://hg.mozilla.org/qa/litmus-data/raw-file/tip/firefox/plugins/mediaplayer.html

4-Enabling or disabling the plugin

You can disable or enable the Windows Media Player plugin in the Firefox Add-ons Manager.

    At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
    In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.
    In the list of plugins, select the Windows Media Player plugin.
        If you want to disable the plugin, click the Disable button.
        If you want to re-enable the plugin, click the Enable button.

If the plugin is disabled, pages with embedded Windows Media such as the "Windows Media test" linked above will not work and, if you download a Windows Media file, Firefox may ask you what to do with the file instead of automatically opening it in Firefox.

5-Links to media files

The Windows Media formats handled by the plugin include asf, asx, wm, wma, wax, wmp, wmv, and wvx. When you click on a link to download a Windows Media file and the plugin is enabled, it will open automatically in Firefox using the plugin. If you do not want this to happen, you can select a different download action in your Firefox Application settings for Windows Media files. For more information, see Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file

6-Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with Windows Media content, see Fix common audio and video issues.: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-common-audio-and-video-issues


Based on information from Windows Media Player (mozillaZine KB): http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player

regards.
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gudii9Author Commented:
adobe flash player installed and executed. But mozilla did not pick it up. Not sure why. Please advise. still having issue of mozilla by default looking for quicktime player.

My JSP has code as follows

<embed src="<%=srcURL %>" type="audio/x-wav"

it is some reason triggering only quick time. It is working fine in IE where it triggers windows media player without any issue.
gudii9Author Commented:
i am running on older mozilla 4 version. not sure if that is any challenge.
gudii9Author Commented:
i am not able to teach mozilla to open windows media player as default player. It is not that straight forward. Please advise
gudii9Author Commented:
I have removed quick time player from my computer. I added windows media player plug in as well. I changed in mozilla options to use only windows media player as in screenshots. Still when the page opens it is asking to install plugin and when I say OK to that it is still opening 'apple quick time' player. Please advise
mozillaOptions.JPG
mozillaPluginHas-WindowsMediaPlu.JPG
PluginMessageAtTop.JPG
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ganixCommented:
Can you post, please, the link to the web site you are trying to open?
gudii9Author Commented:
Sorry.i cannot
gudii9Author Commented:
but it is trying to play xyz.wav file for that it is trying to get quick time plugin. I wonder how can i force mozilla to look and find and play using windows media player. please advise
gudii9Author Commented:
I found following link

 

 

which says

 


<embed src="harleyd.wav" type="application/x-mplayer2" autostart="1" playcount="5" height="0" width="0">
Embed works much like BGsound only is understood by all browsers. It is not hidden and does nto autostart by default, which is why autostart="1" height="0" width="0" is used - to make it autostart and to hide it. The WMP plugin (that all windows browsers other than IE must use to play embedded Windows media) dates back to WMP 6.4 and does not understand loop, so we must use playcount. type="application/x-mplayer2" ensures that it opens with the WMP plugin, which will make it the most likely to work properly.

I change type to  type="application/x-mplayer2" instead of  type="audio/x-wav"


It still not fix the issue. Now page itslef is not loading with server timeout. Please advise
ganixCommented:
Hello, I couldn't answer you because the system maintenance of EE.
I'm preparing some screenshots and their explanations to view if we could fix you issue.
regards.
gudii9Author Commented:
sure. waiting for your reply
gudii9Author Commented:
please let me know
ganixCommented:
Sorry, I'm already moving from my old place. I'll post it on Monday.
gudii9Author Commented:
sure.
gudii9Author Commented:
>>I'm preparing some screenshots and their explanations to view if we could fix you issue.

can you please send me screenshot and explanation. thank you
gudii9Author Commented:
can you please send me screenshot and explanation. thank you
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