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Getting jQuery Media Plugin to work in IE9

G14th July 2011

C3 Comments

Tbrowser, JavaScript

Instructions for getting the jQuery Media Plugin ( to work in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)

The jQuery Media Plugin from is an excellent utility for easily inserting embedded media into a website whilst keeping the code W3C standards-compliant. It works by unobtrusively converting standard markup into rich media content. I have used it for several years and it’s excellent.

Whilst the jQuery Media Plugin works seamlessly in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer 8, previous versions of this code don’t work in Internet Explorer 9 except when viewed in quirks mode.

This is very easy to fix, and requires the substitution of two lines of code within

Foe the first change, you will need to replace this:

else if ($.browser.msie) {

with this:

else if (($.browser.msie) && ($.browser.version < 9)){

Foe the second change, you will need to replace this:

($.browser.msie || player == 'iframe') ? $div.append(o) : $div.html(a.join(''));

with this:

(($.browser.msie && $.browser.version < 9 )|| player == 'iframe') ? $div.append(o) : $div.html(a.join(''));

Effective changes seem to have been incorporated into the base JavaScript code on the Github and Malsup download sites, so an update of the script on your website is preferable to amending old code.



3 responses to “Getting jQuery Media Plugin to work in IE9”

  • Written by pmcnally on 27 March 2012:

    THanks, worked a treat!

  • Written by Parkash Kumar on 16 April 2013:

    I have also made the above changes in jquery media file, but they are not effective enough.

    Still throwing an error:

    SCRIPT438: Object doesn’t support property or method ‘getElementByTagName’
    jquery-1.7.1.min.js, line 16 character 59007

    Please help!

  • Written by Li on 7 May 2013:

    Worked like a chime, thanks very much!

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