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In Firefox when i view the page info the media tab says "true - "embed"
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In IE all the information is available
Bit Rate: 346 Kbps
Media type: Video
Aspect Ration: 4:3
When you embed like that you allow the user to decide what the default player is. This results in a lot of issues. Especially when you have people not on a Windows box.
WMV's are great if you are on Windows but don't forget about Mac and *nix OS's.
The way to go is encode them to Flash or Quicktime. Both those will force a standard player on the viewer and will make your life easier.