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?  
The chicken that clucks the loudest is the one most likely to show up
at the steam fitters' picnic.

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list