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inlandsurfer1
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media player extension

Im having problems loading the media player extension for firefox onto the porable app. Everytime i try to load it it just seems to pull up the full version that i have on the computer. When i try "Get extensions" in the add-ons menu, there doesnt seem to be a windows media player extension on the website. Im also having the same problems loading extensions to most of my other programs too. Is there some universal fix?

Tim Clark
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Welcome InlandSurfer to PortableApps.com Smile

"the media player"
You are taking about the "Windows Media Player" correct?

I think you mean the Windows Media Player "Plug-In", not Add-On/extension.

"there doesnt seem to be a windows media player extension on the website"
That is correct, it is NOT an Add-On/extension.

If you do mean the "Windows Media Player Plug-In", where did you get it?

"Everytime i try to load it it just seems to pull up the full version that i have on the computer"
Yes, that is what the Plug-In does. It makes the local version of WMP work with FF, it is not stand alone functional, many Plug-Ins are not.

The WMP FF Plug-In, np-mswmp.dll, should be placed in the FFP dirctory:
x:\PATH\FirefoxPortable\Data\Plugins
This will allow FFP to use the WMP on the local machine.

One which does "replace" the local install
[i.e. uses your version and not the local copy]
is the Adobe/MM Flash Player Plug-in.
It however is difficult to "install".
You must manually place the files NPSWF32.dll and [maybe] flashplayer.xpt
into:
x:\PATH\FirefoxPortable\Data\Plugins

"having the same problems loading extensions to most of my other programs too"
Again, if you mean Plug-Ins, not Add-Ons/extensions this common.
Many "link" to the local install so it can be used by FF, they do not replace it.

Even in the case of true Add-Ons\extensions, some do not understand that you are installing to a "portable" version of FireFox and will write files to the host which they might need.

"Is there some universal fix?"
No, unfortunately not Sad

Tim
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Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

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