Ajit Monteiro

WMP Firefox Plug-In for Windows Vista

Posted in Firefox, Vista by amonteiro on January 4, 2007

While surfing the web on Vista earlier today I tried to play an embedded .wmv video, and got an error message saying no plug-in was detected, even though I had windows media player installed. Being somewhat impatient and lazy I moved on without trying to debug the problem. However while doing some random Digg reading I came across this solution…

“If you have Windows Vista and your running Firefox, you may have noticed that you cannot download the missing plug-in for embedded Windows Media. Microsoft doesn’t even offer the plug-in for Vista, however, you can download npdsplay.dll, npwmsdrm.dll, and npdrmv2.dll and manually place them into your “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins” folder. Viola, problem solved.”

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  2. RaRaYA said, on February 4, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Oh~ YA~
    thanks for your way.
    before i found your BLOG ..this problem take me over one day….

    thank you~ now i could use my FireFox play the WMV online file…

    thanks for god …

    (well … i’m not good in English … i hope you could understand…)

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  4. sh0rty said, on February 22, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Thanks! Works nice… 😉

    Greetz from Germany

  5. Pele said, on February 25, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Have no idea what I’m doing, but did what you said and it works now! Thanks aloha

  6. […] trouble seeing the video due to the lack of available Firefox Plug-In, I just found the solution here: “If you have Windows Vista and your running Firefox, you may have noticed that you cannot […]

  7. dada said, on March 22, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Wow that seemed to work perfectly, nice find, I have been searching for a while on that one.

  8. God said, on March 22, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    thanx…just do what it says and its that simple……

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