In response to a recent patent ruling, M$ has to alter the way ActiveX Controls are loaded into the browser. The above link includes instructions from Apple on how to support those changes.
“CrossOver Plugin lets you use many Windows plugins directly from your Linux browser. In particular CrossOver fully supports:
Windows Media Player 6.4
and more… “
“A Gentle Re-Introduction to QuickTime for Java”
“Detailed central planning is impossible; don’t even try.”