Recent changes to WMP give more control to the sender of the video. Regaining control is difficult but not unheard of. Read http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html on how to remove WMP and install an older version.
Again, this is part of Microsoft's move to give more control to the video feed...
I need assistance on how to correct this problem:
Whenever I view a page with a streaming video on it, e.g. a trailer from Yahoo! Movies, instead of the video playing inside the browser window IE opens an "ActiveMovie Window" and plays the video from there. I didn't have this problem before, and I reset all IE settings to default but I still have this problem - anyone know how to correct it?