Windows Media Player comes to Firefox 2.0. Following the release of Windows Vista, the Windows Media Player team has focused extensively on monitoring WMP feedback. In this context, Microsoft
has identified an issue that affectS Firefox users. And a resolve is available for download.
"Have you been itching to enjoy your media content on Firefox? The Windows Media Player team put a lot of work into evolving media playback on Windows Vista through the new Media Foundation pipeline, and has also been actively monitoring feedback on WMP and playback in general. While commentary has been mainly positive for Web playback through IE, we've noticed that there's still work to be done to make Firefox users able to enjoy their media content on Windows," said Nick White, Microsoft Program Manager.
The Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin will enable Firefox users to view Windows media Player content directly from the open source browser. It is available for Windows XP and Windows Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. On Windows Vista, users that install the pug-in will be prompted for an elevation of privileges request.
During the installation, it is recommended that users close all browser windows. The Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin comes with an automated installation process. "We couldn't respond as quickly as we would have liked to (we had to get Windows Vista out the door!), but now that it's shipped, the team has moved its attention to getting Firefox users up and running. This week we are happy to say that we have a new plug-in for Firefox that makes WMP work once again -- and even better than it did before! It's easy to get the new Firefox plug-in -- if you navigate to a Web page today that has the embedded WMP ActiveX control, Firefox will automatically grab the new plug-in for you to install and you will once again be able to enjoy your media content," White added.
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 1.0 was tested by Softpedia as being 100% Free
and is available for download here