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Active X?

By charlie61
Nov 17, 2008
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  1. There's a message at the top about the website wanting to run Windows Media Player and to click on the "ActiveX Control". Is it okay to do that? What's strange is that Windows Media Player is enabled (I viewed my Add-ons to see if it is listed & it shows as being enabled & that it runs w/o requiring permission) and I have that icon in the lower left of my desktop. I don't know if I should click on the option "ActiveX Control." Any suggestions? The OS is Vista.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    What website?
    But usually ok, if you are trying to view some movie or something
  3. charlie61

    charlie61 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    It is a site with a mp3 file that comes up when you go to certain page. It is a hidden mp3 file.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh that site :confused:
    Well if you want to listen to, that site's music
    Then you probably should allow it
    Normally I prefer to download any movie\music file and play it myself
    But some sites like youtube (for instance) is better viewed online
    But I don't want to guess the site all day
  5. charlie61

    charlie61 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That site is safe
    It just plays background music
    It's ok to install the ActiveX
  7. charlie61

    charlie61 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Hi Kimsland,

    Thanks so much for the information. I checked the "manage add ons" and found "audio mp3 moniker class" wmp.dll was disabled. I enabled it and then tried the page and it works now. Thanks again.
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