Embedded Media Players on Mozilla Firefox browser

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What are the advantages and disadvantages in using embedded media players like Realplayer, Quicktime, and WindowsMedia?

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Embedded Media Players on Mozilla Firefox browser

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Let’s start with the advantages,

The main advantages are that you can play a lot of videos over a large number of formats depending on the application you have and the codecs it has. Codec is a set of instruction code which translates the video file into a language understood by the computer. So correct codecs; are very important for any embedded media player. You can stream videos instead of downloading them, saving some bandwidth.

The disadvantages however usually outweigh the advantages, the first one being resource hungry media players which could slow down your experience by taking up a lot of system resources because it has to call many tasks to the processor. Also the ability to lose versatility of flash player is lost. Media players also cannot take care of the graphic card abilities freeing up the processor.

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Embedded Media Players on Mozilla Firefox browser

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That’s right. The embedded media players that you are saying are the actual media players presently installed on your computer. They act somewhat like a plug-in on Mozilla Firefox and also with the rest of the web browsers available on the web. Sometimes when you click on a video link that actually directs to a video file on the web server, the web browser that you are using will call and then launch the associated media player on your computer for that type of video file. This sometimes prevents you from downloading such contents and instead you are only able to preview or watch the video when the web browser launches the associated media player.

On Opera, this can be prevented from happening by changing some options in the Preferences and you can select to show a pop-up window to download the file instead of playing it with the associated media player plug-in. But if the file is different and is not supported by any of your media players, the web browser will also sometimes notify you that you won’t be able to view the video and thus requiring you to install a specific media player for that kind of file.

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