Windows Media Player plug-in

If you allow websites to use plug-ins and the browser detects that you’re missing a plug-in for a particular site, it willl prompt you to install the plug-in at the top of the webpage.

Install Windows Media Player

If a page simply links to Windows media files (e.g. .asf or .asx files), you might not see a prompt to download the Windows Media Player plug-in. In that case, follow these instructions to get the plug-in:

Windows instructions

  1. Visit http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/wmp-extension-for-chrome
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. Click Save for the file in the downloads bar to confirm that you want to download the file. Don’t worry — saving the file won’t harm your computer. Learn more about downloading files in Google Chrome.
  4. Open the set-up file.
  5. Click Run to start the Setup Wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard to finish installing the plugin.
  6. Restart Google Chrome.

Mac instructions

  1. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media-player/wmcomponents
  2. Click Free download to install Flip4Mac.
  3. Click Save for the file in the downloads bar to confirm that you want to download the file. Don’t worry — saving the file won’t harm your computer. Learn more about downloading files in Google Chrome.
  4. Mount the .dmg file.
  5. Click Flip4Mac WMV.mpkg.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing Flip4Mac.
  7. Restart Google Chrome.
  8. Open the Plug-ins page by visiting chrome://plugins in the address bar.
  9. Click Enable for Flip4Mac. If you have trouble enabling the plug-in, click Details on the top right corner of the page and click Enable again.

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