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    Streaming Media Question

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    When I play a full episode on this site(Cane on CBS.com - Home), the only options i have for a player is adobe flash 9. WMP10 is there but it says it ain't installed which it is, so i cant select it. I use to have the real player as an option too but it disappeared. Is there a way to make more players available to watch these videos??

    PS: I'm using firefox btw.

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    Re: Streaming Media Question

    That's weird. When you used to have the option to play WMV or RMV, did it appear in the same video player, or did a new window open? How did you know you were watching WMV or RMV?

    Most, if not all of the interface is made from Flash, which would explain the Flash Video option always being available. It is possible that they got rid of the other options in favor of one option. This would make the most sense, as Flash is not browser or OS dependent. I've made a few websites in the past, and the biggest streaming media problem as finding a solution that was not ridiculously complex, but would work across all platforms. For instance, windows media video would be the most viable option, as the majority of people out there are using PC's. However, using WMV and WMP browser plugins meant that there were many MAC people out there who would be alienated due to missing codecs or flat out refusal to use anything windows (rich boy snobs). The opposite was true for Quicktime. These days, codecs and plugins are a little more user-friendly across platforms (hell, we even have windows on macs), but Flash is something that is on every computer and is alto easier to work with than any other type of media file.

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    Re: Streaming Media Question

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    Have you installed the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox???

    Port 25 : Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin - Download
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    Re: Streaming Media Question

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Have you installed the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox???

    Port 25 : Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin - Download
    Yeah I might need that too, I have trouble viewing anything from cnn.com or nfl.com Sites like youtube and break.com works but whenever I try to view from those sites, it would say done on the video player but when I press play nothing happens.

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    Re: Streaming Media Question

    That's weird. When you used to have the option to play WMV or RMV, did it appear in the same video player, or did a new window open? How did you know you were watching WMV or RMV?
    It appeared in the same video player, but if you clicked on the little real media player icon it played it in the Real Media player.

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Have you installed the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox???

    Port 25 : Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin - Download
    How do you get this to work? I downloaded it and installed it, but don't see anything in my browser to get it to work.

    Also still have only the flash option for my player.

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    Re: Streaming Media Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroku4444 View Post
    It appeared in the same video player, but if you clicked on the little real media player icon it played it in the Real Media player.



    How do you get this to work? I downloaded it and installed it, but don't see anything in my browser to get it to work.

    Also still have only the flash option for my player.
    Basically, the plugin is suppose to allow the playing of media as a part of a webpage, instead of popping up Media player as its own window... And this should be automatic with no intervention necessary from the User...

    If clearing your Browser cache doesn't correct this problem, it could be that a another application besides Windows Media Player (e.g. Real Media Player) has registered itself as the 'default' player for that particular file extension. It may be necessary to change this back and force Windows Media Player to be the default application player...
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