SeaMonkey Browser Media Problem

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by cwdjrxyz, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. cwdjrxyz

    cwdjrxyz Guest

    I recently downloaded the SeaMonkey 1.0.5 browser, mainly to see how my
    programs work on it. It is much like the Mozilla browser in layout and
    feel. The Mozilla browser apparently has been updated for the final
    time, and apparently SeaMonkey will take the place of it for those who
    like all of the added features over those in Firefox. There still is
    quite a bit of editing that needs to be done on SeaMonkey to update
    some of the help sections, etc.

    The basic browser seems to work fairly well on most things. I did find
    one strange problem with the Microsoft WMP player when embedded to give
    a player control bar. It gave a rather plain bar with less functions
    than the current one. Moreover it caused one of my programs that used a
    lot of script to crash the browser. This was all rather strange. I
    found that SeaMonkey was using a very old version of the WMP that is
    not nearly up to present WMP 9 or 10 standards. Remembering early
    versions of Firefox that had several problems with media, I decided to
    look in the registry for the ShimInclusionList for the WMP. There was
    no entry for SeaMonkey. Apparently it was not installed. Why SeaMonkey
    played some files on the WMP at all, I am not sure. It apparently found
    a link to a very old WMP version somewhere. However, as soon as I added
    SeaMonkey to the ShimInclusionList, SeaMonkey handled my WMP 10 on
    Microsoft XP just as did Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera, and IE6. In
    case others have this problem and do not wish to go into the registry
    to make changes, you may download the file
    http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/resources/wmp9.reg to your computer. Then
    when you double click the downloaded file, the registry changes are
    made for you. This patch includes most other Mozilla products as well
    as SeaMonkey. However it does no harm to load this patch even if
    Firefox and other products are already listed in the ShimInclusionList.

    So far as I can tell, the Real, QT, and Winamp players are operating
    properly in SeaMonkey. Also flash, Java, and other common programs.
     
    cwdjrxyz, Oct 6, 2006
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