In Firefox 3.0.4, get "WM7 Activex control not found" instead of a video
I am currently working on a paper for school, and I need to watch videos, and write a paper on a couple of these presentations.
These videos are posted at the following url: <http://www.bus.wisc.edu/burrill/presentations/2009/>
When I try to access any presentation through Firefox 3.0.4, I get the following error message where I should be seeing the video: "WM7 Activex control not found".
I am currently running Slackware 12.2, but I do not believe that the distribution that I am running is relevant.
Some thoughts: I think that WM7 probably stands for Windows Media 7, and ActiveX is the loophole made by hackers that worked in Micro$oft in order to expose all computer resources to everyone on the Internet, but I don't care. I just need to watch the videos.
Is there any way that I can watch these videos on a Linux computer? Are there any plugins, or tweaks that I can make, or libraries that I can add that can parse this?