Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
I am trying to watch the Old Faithful Area Live-Streaming Video
WebCam that can be accessed from this web page:
It seems that I am missing a Windows Media Player plug-in that
would allow me to receive this video picture. Here is what is happening-
--I launch the Old Faithful Geyser Live-Video WebCam from the top of
the web page identified above.
--I then see a new window with http://www.nps.gov-NPS Streaming Video
- Seamonkey at the top followed by a second line containing nps.gov.
No streaming video is present.
I next visited the Frequently Asked Questions page (also accessed
from the above referenced web page) hoping to find the answer to my
problem. There I found the following:
Q. I used to be able to watch the webcam when it was first offered,
but now all I get is a blank, pop-up window. What's wrong?
A. This problem has been reported by people who prefer to use Firefox.
A Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox is available for several
versions of the Windows operating system. You can find the free, 302K
download at Port25.technet.com.
Well, I now know that there is a Windows Media Player plug-in
that is required in order to make Firefox work. I, however, do not
know the name of this plug-in after clicking the download site. The
site is located at:
I presume, based on what I read on the above web page, that the
plug-in only works with Firefox.
My next stop was to see what about:plugins would tell me if
anything. There I found "Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link
Library" with nine entries under MIME Type. Again, this does not tell
me much. I presume that I do have Windows Media Player on my system
and that it has nine plug-ins.
Well, that is where I am at this point. I would appreciate any
guidance anybody sends my way regarding this subject. By the way, my
system information is:
Windows XP SP-3
hey froggy, download and install that plugin above. It works for SM
aswell as FF, and the vid plays just fine.
one other thing: when you install it, make sure SM is
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