How to Install Axis Media Control on Internet Explorer

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How to Install Axis Media Control on Internet Explorer
Axis Media Control plays streaming media in the Internet Explorer browser. (film image by Pefkos from

Axis Media Control is an Internet Explorer plugin that enables some types of streaming media to be played within the browser such as motion JPEG and H.264 video. Under normal circumstances, you are prompted to download the Axis Media Control plugin when you visit a website that requires it. However, there may be situations in which the automatic download does not function properly. If this is the case, Axis Media Control can be downloaded manually from the Axis website. Download Axis Media Control if you are having trouble viewing a website that requires it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Windows 2000 or newer
  • Internet Explorer 6 or newer

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  1. 1

    Browse to the download page for Axis Media Control using the link in the "Resources" section of this article. Although Axis Media Control can be downloaded for free, the Axis website requires you to sign up before the plugin can be downloaded.

  2. 2

    Click the blue "Register in MyAxis" link near the bottom of the window.

  3. 3

    Enter your e-mail address, first and last name, and the password that you would like to use when logging in to the site.

  4. 4

    Enter the name of the company that you represent (if applicable) and select your country.

  5. 5

    Select "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether you are accessing the Axis website from a business's corporate headquarters, then select your industry and company size.

  6. 6

    Remove the check from the bottom of the window to indicate that you are not willing to participate in surveys and campaigns, then click the "Submit" button.

  7. 7

    Click the "Continue" link, then return to the download page for Axis Media Control using the link in the "Resources" section.

  8. 8

    Click the "Download Axis Embedded MSI.msi" link. A license agreement screen appears. Examine the terms of the agreement, and if you agree, click the "I Accept" button.

  9. 9

    Click the yellow "Click here for options" bar at the top of the screen if Internet Explorer blocks the Axis Media Control download, then click "Download File." Save the resulting file to the desktop, then double-click it when the download is complete.

  10. 10

    Click the "Run" button if a security warning appears. The installation program for Axis Media Control launches. Click "Next," then click "Close." Axis Media Control is installed.

  11. 11

    Click the "Start" button, then click "Control Panel." A new icon called "Axis Media Control" is displayed. Double-click this icon to access the options for Axis Media Control.

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