Mozilla Firefox Will Not Play Web Page Background Music/Sounds, Firefox QuickTime plugin has crashed, WMP Plugin
There is nothing worse than installing the latest version of a program, namely a browser and having all sorts of problems. When you go back to the previous version you find once again that there were none. With firefox 3 you get that damn inbuilt nag window saying there is a new version. Yes, a new version with problems.
The creators also changed the design: Who wants the black at the top to become transparent when the window is "normal" i.e, half size anyway?
A standard problem with version 10 and later of Mozilla Firefox is that when you go to a website that has background sound you get a warning message saying there is something wrong with the QuickTime Plugin. This is absolutely incorrect. QuickTime is perfectly okay. There is something wrong with your Windows Media Player Plugin.
If you go to "Tools", then "Add-ons" you will probably not see "Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 22.214.171.124." in there. Furthermore, if you click on "Get Add-ons" you will not find it on the internet either! Firefox creators don't tell you what to do if the standard installation fails to install it. I have installed Firefox 10 on a laptop and on a PC. The WMP Plugin was in the laptop "Add-ons" folder, but not in the PC "Add-ons" folder. Firefox like internet Explorer is becoming a strange monster.
THE FIREFOX FAULT
Go to the Program Files folder. Cursor down to the Mozilla Firefox folder. Double click it. Pull the vertical bar on the right side of the open folder down to the bottom. Put the point of the cursor just below the bottom file. Right click. Choose New, and Folder. You will see a new folder named "New Folder". Right click on the "New Folder" and rename it "Plugins". Make sure you use an upper case "P".
THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM
Download the Firefox Media Player Plugin from here.
Close all the Firefox browsers you have open and install it.
Open Firefox 10 again and check the "Add-ons" again.
You will probably still not see "Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 126.96.36.199".
Download the needed dll files from here.
Open the RAR file and copy all of the files there into your new Plugins folder of Firefox 10.
Two or three of the files will already be there if a Plugins folder was installed. Just skip over them.
Go to a web page you know has background sound and you find it will play with no warning messages. If you still have problems download these extra three dll files from here. Put them in the Plugins folder as well.
Good luck surfing the Internet.
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