Prevent quicktime from playing ANYTHING in browser

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by spasmous, May 20, 2006.

  1. spasmous

    spasmous Guest

    I installed the iPod software on my computer (Win2000) - which included
    Quicktime. Now Quicktime has taken over all media playing duties in
    Firefox. I do not want this. It's an ugly, buggy program. However iPod
    won't start without it installed. Typical crapware trickery...

    I've edited the Quicktime options and unchecked every box. It still
    plays. So how do I change the default media player in Firefox back to
    Window Media Player?
     
    spasmous, May 20, 2006
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    Ralph Fox Guest

    On 19 May 2006 19:23:31 -0700, in message <>,
    spasmous wrote:

    > I installed the iPod software on my computer (Win2000) - which included
    > Quicktime. Now Quicktime has taken over all media playing duties in
    > Firefox. I do not want this. It's an ugly, buggy program. However iPod
    > won't start without it installed. Typical crapware trickery...
    >
    > I've edited the Quicktime options and unchecked every box.


    A. Also edit the QuickTime options here

    Control Panel -> QuickTime -> Browser Plug-in -> MIME Settings

    Expand everything, and uncheck every box.
    Then restart Firefox.


    > It still
    > plays. So how do I change the default media player in Firefox back to
    > Window Media Player?



    B. If 'A' above didn't work, try this as a fallback.

    1. Enter the following in the URL bar
    about:config
    2. Scroll down to find the preference name
    plugin.expose_full_path
    3. If the preference value is not "true", then change it
    to "true".
    Right-click on this preference name and choose "Modify"
    from the right-click context menu.
    4. Enter the following in the URL bar
    about:plugins
    5. Scroll down to find all of the QuickTime plug-ins (there will
    be more than one listed).

    This will tell you the full path to each of the
    npqt*.dll DLL files for the QuickTime plug-in which
    Firefox is using. [If you don't do steps 1-3 you won't
    see the full path.]

    |   QuickTime Plug-in 5.0.2
    |   
    |       File name: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\Plugins\npqtplugin3.dll
    |       The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of 
    |       multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit 
    |       the QuickTime Web site.
    |   
    |   MIME Type         Description                     Suffixes                                       Enabled
    |   ---------------   -----------------------------   --------------------------------------------   -------
    |   audio/vnd.qcelp   QUALCOMM PureVoice audio file   qcp                                            Yes
    |   audio/x-gsm       GSM audio file                  gsm                                            Yes
    |   video/x-mpeg      MPEG media file                 mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa   Yes
    |   video/mpeg        MPEG media file                 mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa   Yes


    5. Make a backup of all of the npqt*.dll files,

    Now close Firefox and delete or rename all of the
    npqt*.dll files. If you rename them, rename them
    so they do not start with "np" and/or do not have
    a ".dll" extension.


    --
    Cheers,
    Ralph

    "Curiosity skilled the cat."
     
    Ralph Fox, May 21, 2006
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