How come videos download instead of playing in FireFox?

by on September 14, 2010

Q: I have Firefox 3.6.9. Whenever I click on a video picture link it is automatically downloaded to my computer by default. I want to view the video first and decide if I want to download it later by right-clinging on the picture link. How can I make Firefox let me view the video by clicking on the picture link?
I am able to do the above in Explorer 8.


One Response to “How come videos download instead of playing in FireFox?”
  1.  

    I’m guessing these videos are in windows media format. You probably need the windows media player plugin for firefox.

    See this page for instructions on how to install it: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Windows+Media+Player+plugin+with+Firefox