Windows Media Player in Safari

i have a MBP and i would like to know how i can get Windows Media videos to play DIRECTLY in Safari....i have downloaded Windows Media Player, and it works just fine, but every time i visit a page with a video on it that is a WM file, it opens in a seperate player. i use Safari on my G4 also, and videos play right in the safari browser there, how can i get them to work right on my MBP????
MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  

You cannot use the WMP plug-in on an Intel Mac. To make it work you have to force Safari to run via Rosetta. Select Safari then press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info window. Check the box labeled "Open in Rosetta."

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