Embedded Videos Still Wont Play In Mozilla Browser

Roger Haxton rhaxton at swbell.net
Tue Sep 5 01:19:56 BST 2006


On Monday 04 September 2006 17:30, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Well, thanks for the tip Roger. I have gzine installed
> and did a "show". Saw that gzineplugin was recommended
> and installed it and also noted that I had all the
> depends. I rmed pluginreg.dat from $HOME/.mozilla and
> restarted mozilla browser. Clicked on an AP news video
> on my dsl.sbc.yahoo home page. The yahoo news video
> player popped up with a black background in the player
> window, then nothing. The player window doesn't
> respond to any right/left click of the mouse. I also
> tried starting gxine player and downloading the video
> to see if that would play it but only succeded in
> crashing the player trying to figure out how to get it
> to read the uri. Something must be grossly screwed up
> in my Kubuntu setup but I haven't a clue. The
> gxineplugin is listed in Moz, Help>about plugins and
> it does have the "application/x-mplayer2" entry in it
> but doesn't have a file type wmv listed which i think
> is required to play the videos. The file
> types(Suffixes) listed for mplayer2 are asf, asx, asp.
> Does your gxineplugin show any wmv, wmx or wmp
> suffixes for mplayer2? BTW, could you offer a kubuntu
> mirror that would allow me to download
> "mplayerplug-ins" specifically not mozilla-mplayer. I
> asked about this in a previous post/reply but so far
> no response. Kevin DeKorte, of
> mplayerplug-in-development users list, suggested that
> I remove all the plugins and install mplayerplug-in
> instead.
>
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

The mplayer plugin is in the multiverse repository.  It is called 
mozilla-mplayer.  I haven't tested it specifically in mozilla but it works in 
firefox.  Just to ask, you do have the w32codecs installed, yes?  
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