Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 184.108.40.206 is installed and enabled
Settings under FF Options/Applications are as follows:
Wave Sound - "Use Windows Media Player (default)" !!! Please note that "Use Microsoft Windows Media Player plugin" is not available in drop-down list for this type !!!
Windows Media Audio File - "Use Microsoft Windows Media Player plugin" All other types starting from "Windows Media" - "Use Microsoft Windows Media Player plugin"
Apple Quicktime is NOT installed (I have no need for it).
What I experience is that embedded WAV files do not play. They do play in Chrome v 30.0.1599.10 and in IE 10.0.9200.16721. They also play on my other computer that does have QuickTime installed.
I experienced this first on http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test - when I click on speaker item to hear pronunciation pop-up window opens but nothing plays. Pressing on speaker in popup window does nothing. Clicking on "Click here to listen with your default audio player." correctly opens file in Windows Media Player and plays it.
If I enlarge popup window there is a message "A plugin is needed to display this content". Pressing on "Install plugin" wants to install "Apple Quicktime" which I don't want and shouldn't need because I have other plugins for .WAV files.
As it turns out there was a bug reported in FF 22 that apparently was fixed:
Sample page in bug description (http://www.messianictrust.org.uk/parashiyot/mattot-10.php) doesn't work for me either - when pressing on either of the buttons I get "A plugin is needed to display this content". Pressing on "Install plugin" wants to install "Apple Quicktime".
Does anybody know how to fix this?