How to Play Windows Media Player in Safari

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How to Play Windows Media Player in Safari
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Safari is a free Internet browser client for PC, Mac and hand held Internet devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Windows Media Player(WMA) is media software that plays WMA movies, music and other online media content. The Safari browser does not support Windows Media Player by default. However, you can configure the client to play WMA media by installing a Safari plug-in.

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    Launch the Safari browser and go to the “Plug-ins for Safari on Windows” webpage.

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    Click the “Windows Media Player” link in the bottom right corner of the page. This will launch a plug-in download.

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    Choose to save the .exe download to your computer in a location you can easily find it.

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    Close Safari once the download is complete.

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    Double-click the .exe file and follow the on-screen prompts to install the plug-in to your Safari browser.

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    Launch the Safari browser. You should now be able to use Windows Media Player to play WMA and other media content on the Internet.

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    Launch the Safari browser and go to Microsoft’s “Windows Media Components for QuickTime” website.

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    Click the “Download” button on the page. This will take you to a download page for the program. If the download does not start automatically, click the “Start download” link.

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    Follow any on-screen prompts to install the plug-in, then restart Safari to allow the changes to take place. This plug-in will convert Windows Media Player files into a QuickTime format to allow the WMA media to play in a Safari browser.

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