Need of Windows® Media® Player plugin for Mozilla® Firefox®
What is the function of Windows Media Player plugin in Mozilla Firefox? What are the different ways to install Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox?
Mozilla Firefox is a highly popular free web browser that more than 350 million people worldwide are using to surf and interact with the Internet. The browser is currently available for Microsoft Windows based Operating Systems, Apple Mac OSX and Linux OS. The browser is made available in more than 70 different languages. In order to play the Windows Media content in your Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firefox needs the Windows Media Player browser plug-in installed. There are two different versions, the one which is usually included with Windows from 98 up to XP Home/Professional and the new version, which is specifically for Windows XP and Windows Vista and is only available by download. It is always recommended that you install the latest Mozilla Firefox plug-in to enable smooth video content playback.
The need of Windows Media Player plug-in for Mozilla Firefox and the tips to install Windows Media Player plug-in are discussed below:
- Need for plug-in
- Tips to download
- Tips to install
Need for plug-in
Since Mozilla Firefox browser is not compatible with all the Microsoft stuff on the Internet by default, you need to download a few plug-in to get the most out of your browser. You could download and install the latest Windows Media Player plug-ins to watch streaming videos on the Internet in the Windows Media format. Installing the Mozilla Firefox with the latest Windows Media Player plug-ins lets you enjoy all the contents including the latest and the old media contents in the Internet.
Tips to download
In order to download the Windows Media Player Plug-in for your Mozilla Firefox, you could directly go to the Microsoft Open Source Community website and find the direct link to the page for the Windows Media Player plug-in for Mozilla Firefox. When you are on the page, scroll down to the download link and click on it. After that you can save the file to the desktop when the dialog box opens.
When the plug-in installer file is saved to the desktop, you can double-click on the file to run it. You would be prompted to close the Mozilla Firefox application to install the plug-in. Close the Mozilla Firefox browser and then click through the various dialog boxes until the plug-in is completely installed and after the installation, you can restart your computer. You can fix the malware issues in your computer before you continue with your installation.
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