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On my Ubuntu 8.10, I am trying to view a video on this website ( I have mplayer and VLC players on my Ubuntu 8.10. But it says "Your WMP is an old version. Click here to download and install the new version", which actually is an exe file.

Not using wine, any advice please?

Thanks and regards!

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try upgrade your vlc and vlc plugin for firefox – ukanth Nov 11 '09 at 5:46

Be careful. If a site is telling you to download an EXE file, and that site is not a download site, you may have encountered malware. I tried to check, but the URL in your question is not valid.

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Thanks! Sorry the link should be… – Tim Nov 11 '09 at 18:30
Looks legit, but I don't get a prompt like that on my 9.10 Ubuntu system. What web browser (including version) are you using? – CarlF Nov 12 '09 at 3:31

Assuming you're using Firefox to view the website, make sure you have mozilla-plugin-vlc or mozilla-mplayer installed.

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Thanks! Still the same "Your WMP is an old version..." – Tim Nov 11 '09 at 18:31

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