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cannot be played by IE9. This is probably an IE bug because they work fine in Media Player and display properly
using the Safari browser.
The only utility I have found that works with IE9 is the Any Video Converter application. You can download
a free version at: http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free . After you have installed it,
start the application and click the Add Video Files button and then browse to the Wildlife.wmv file. In the Output
profile dropdown, select the HTML5 Embed Video. Then select the HTML5 MP4 Movie option. The main window
should look like Figure 8-17 .
Figure 8-17. The Any Video Converter application
Now here's the critical part… click the Options button at the bottom-left corner. In the Options dialog box,
select the Video tab and then select the “Flatten and add faststart to mp4 files” check box as shown in Figure 8-18 .
This is the option that will make the output file compatible with IE9. Click the OK button to save the options.