Okay so given that you have already installed the Internet Explorer Add-on, the windows media player still does not show up. A possible answer for this is maybe due to Windows Media Player 11 not being the default media player.

To set it to be the default media player, follow this steps from the Microsoft KB:

1. Open the Control Panel and navigate to Add/Remove Programs.
2. From the Add/Remove Programs, click Set Program Access and Defaults.
3. In the Choose a configuration box, double-click Custom.
4. In the Choose a default media player area, click Windows Media Player, and then click OK.

Hope this helps.

This happens when a website requires windows media player. It just shows an "x" whenever you try accessing the link.

There is two possible causes for this. Its either you haven't installed the Windows Media Player addon for IE8 or your default media player is not set to use WMP.

To install the Windows Media Player addon, navigate to the website that is having problem playing music or videos. A prompt should ask you if you want to run the addon.

Right click and click run add-on on all websites.

Click run when it prompts you the activex thingy.

That its. You should be able to see the windows media player.

Post will continue on part 2.

PHPIZE is a part of the PHP Development package. All you have to do is to login to your linux server, and execute:

yum -y install php-devel

And that's it. Installation should be complete in less than 5 minutes.

How to install Yum on VPS

Here's a quick how to in installing yum to your VPS. I don't know about you but Virtuozzo or the Parallels team told us that it should be included in the VPS template. I am running Virtuozzo version 4 and for some reason, yum isn't installed. You should be able to install it with a flick by trying out my solution:

Linux distro: Centos 4.4

1. Login to your box thru ssh using any of your favorite ssh clients. I used mRemote.

2. Create the directory yum under /usr/src. (Optional)

3. Download the following files using the wget tool:

a. python-urlgrabber-2.9.6-2.noarch.rpm
b. python-sqlite-1.1.6-1.i386.rpm
c. python-elementtree-1.2.6-4.i386.rpm
d. python-urlgrabber-2.9.6-2.noarch.rpm
e. sqlite-3.2.2-1.i386.rpm

Usage: wget
Sample: wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos-4/4/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/python-2.3.4-14.7.el4.i386.rpm

4. Run this command:

# rpm -Uvh *rpm

5. Download yum:

a. centos-yumconf-4-4.3.noarch.rpm
b. yum-2.4.0-1.centos4.noarch.rpm
c. yum-metadata-parser-1.0-8.el4.centos.i386.rpm

6. Proceed with item no.4.

You should be able to see a successful installation afterwards.

For an updated version of the yum dependencies and yum itself, visit Centos' repository. And speaking of dependencies, other's might encounter a dependency issue when installing components manually. Do drop by and post a quick comment and we'll try to sort things out.

Have a nice yum day!