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I cannot get IE to cooperate with displaying an embedded Windows Media Player on a web page. The <embed> tag works for other browsers, but I am having no luck with IE.

I am running the code within a Joomla! module on the Gantry Zephyr template. The following code snippet was copied and modified from one of a dozen similar online resources, all of which claim to have the solution. None have worked. Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.

    <p style="float: left; padding-top: 25px;">
        <object standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..." codebase=",1,52,701" classid="clsid:6bf52a52-394a-11d3-b153-00c04f79faa6" type="application/x-mplayer2" height="44" width="320">
            <param name="fileName" value="" />
            <param name="animationatStart" value="true" />
            <param name="transparentatStart" value="true" />
            <param name="autoStart" value="true" />
            <param name="showControls" value="false" />
            <param name="loop" value="true" /><embed height="44" width="320" loop="true" showcontrols="false" autostart="true" transparentatstart="true" animationatstart="true" filename="" type="application/x-mplayer2"></embed>
    <div id="crlogo">
        <p style="float: left; margin-left: 60px;">A <img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="images/stories/kbcr/MyCommunityRadioLogo_small.gif" alt="MyCommunityRadioLogo_small" height="100" width="78" /> Affiliate</p>