Media Test - General

A media player is a software component for playing back multimedia (e.g. video and audio) files. While many media players can play both video and audio files, others focus only on one media type or the other. A plug-in is a software component that adds specific abilities to a larger software application (e.g. a browser). Browser plug-ins are commonly used in web browsers to play video or audio files.

There are many different types of media players, browser plug-ins and media files. Different types of media files may be playable with only certain media players or browser plugins. Whether or not you will be able to play a specific media file will depend on the platform you are using (e.g. PC, App Mac, iPad or Zoom tablet), the browser you are running on the platform (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) and the plug-ins installed within your browser. Unfortunately, none of these are things the Common Grant Application can control and will depend on your own particular situation. The three most used browser plug-ins are the Windows Media Player, QuickTime and Adobe Shockwave.

To determine the plug-ins that are already installed in your browser review the Determine Already Installed Plug-ins online help page. To install a new plug-in review the Find and Install Plug-ins online help page.