Alright, this has been bothering the heck out of me since I downloaded the first QuickTime 7 Preview for Windows a few months ago. Everytime I’m supposed to see a Flash animation on a webpage, I instead see a faded QuickTime logo with a question mark over it. It took me until tonight to get irritated enough to do something about it, and now I’m going to tell you how to fix it.
I was checking out a cool site tonight, and saw this:
Open up your QuickTime control panel, go to the Browser tab, click Mime Types, and deselect Flash from the Miscellaneous tree option:
After you’ve clicked all necessary OK buttons, restart Firefox.
I went back to the cool site, and all was well with the world:
I hope this helps someone out there Googling for “QuickTime playing Flash files” or something like that.