Mozilla Firefox Fixes Windows Media Player Regression

Wednesday August 2nd, 2006

Mozilla Firefox is now available for download. Hot on the heels of last week's Firefox release, this update fixes a Windows Media Player plugin regression introduced in version Firefox included a fix for bug 181860, which unintentionally blocked the Microsoft Media Services (MMS) protocol used by some Windows Media content. This regression was reported as bug 346167 after the release of and led to today's rapid release of We understand that there are no other major changes in Firefox and no new security bugs have been fixed. According to the Mozilla Developer News weblog post about Firefox, users will be offered the upgrade through the Firefox software update system over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours. However, the impatient can download the release now from the Mozilla Firefox product page. See the Mozilla Firefox Release Notes for more information.

#1 Can't believe this...

by baka_toroi

Wednesday August 2nd, 2006 8:30 PM

Man, I can't believe this bug was not squashed before hitting mainstream...

#2 Re: Can't believe this...

by scuac

Wednesday August 2nd, 2006 9:39 PM

Agree. No one saw that during beta testing

Still kudos for the quick fix. You would never see such a quick response from you-know-who

#3 Re: Re: Can't believe this...

by whimboo

Thursday August 3rd, 2006 12:43 AM

I had found this bug some days before the release but I havn't tested any build during the beta phase. I only checked this behavior with Fx2b1 and Minefield. See my bugreport: It was my fault that no-one has found it, because I put it in Firefox/General instead of Core/Plugins. But there is nothing to change now. For future I will immediately use Moznet to exchange information.

#4 Re: Re: Re: Can't believe this...

by mw22

Thursday August 3rd, 2006 4:59 PM

whimboo, of course it's not your fault that no-one has found it, we should have found that bug, regardless in what component it was filed in. But there was a greater change it was found if it was filed in the right component. Often finding a regression window can be very useful. You'll be able to pinpoint which patch caused the bug and you can cc the developer who made the patch.

#5 Same Talkback problem

by neilparks1

Friday August 4th, 2006 7:43 AM

Updating to from gave me the same problem that I previously encountered with the update to .5 from .4: Talkback was disabled.

Same workaround that corrected the error in .5 also worked this time: Deleting the extensions.* files in the profile.

#6 Cookies.txt bug in

by adrennan

Friday August 4th, 2006 9:54 AM

When you import or upgrade your cookies using it prepends a period '.' to each and every cookie in the cookies.txt file. This is a bug in Firefox that did not exist in

This causes every cookie to duplicate automatically each time Firefox actually uses the cookie by visiting the corresponding site that created the cookie.

This was reported by customers using our product with Firefox

#7 Re: Cookies.txt bug in

by mw22

Saturday August 5th, 2006 6:11 AM

Imort or upgrade from what? From IE6? This is during installation, I guess?

"This was reported by customers using our product with Firefox" Which product do you mean? Is it an extension, or something like that?

#8 Launch Radio: When will this be address??

by skeeter

Saturday August 12th, 2006 5:11 AM

Fox version

While Launch Video does work with 'their' ActiveX plug-in, clicking on Launch Radio simply results in the below.


Sorry, we do not support Netscape on the Windows platform.

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