missing plugins

Rod Joyce werepenguin at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 19:24:00 GMT 2007


On Tuesday 06 November 2007 18:44:25 Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 November 2007 16:50:08 Greg Booth wrote:
> > On 11/6/07, Mark Fraser <kubuntu at mfraz74.orangehome.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 06 November 2007 07:41:38 Edmund Laugasson wrote:
> > > > > hello! community, I'm unable to watch videos using Firefox browser
> > > > > it complains about missing plugins, i've read some postings on this
> > > > > issue and even tried   using adobe flash to no success i'll really
> > > > > appreciate any input on this issue and perhaps a walk-through on
> > > > > how to install the tar..gz I'm using the Kubuntu 7.10 feisty. I'm
> > > > > still new with this OS and I find it very interesting so far, i'm a
> > > > > windows user transitioning to Linux.
> > > >
> > > > 1) Add the Medibuntu repository -
> > > > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu - see the chapter "Adding
> > > > the Repositories"
> > >
> > > <Snip>
> > >
> > > > Now if you go to somewhere and would like to see embedded videos,
> > > > mplayerplug-in should do the trick. Also you may during video
> > > > playback make right mouse click on the video and gain access to
> > > > mplayerplug-in settings. On right bottom corner you may see small
> > > > button, which gives the opportunity to switch full screen mode. You
> > > > may also try usual mplayer keyboard shortcuts. Also see the man
> > > > mplayer page for further instructions and possibilities.
> > >
> > > I'd managed to get most of the plugins working apart from one -
> > > RealPlayer - any tips on installing it? I just get a blank box when I
> > > try to view the videos on the BBC's website.
> >
> > Tried
> >
> > sudo apt-get install mozilla-helix-player
> >
> > yet ?
>
> I tried that, but the helix player doesn't support streaming or even the
> 3gp files from my mobile phone.

Try Kaffeine - on first run you should get a wizard asking if you want it to 
be the default application for rtsp and Windows media streams. As long as 
you've installed the windows dll package from the Mplayer site (and IIRC 
Medibuntu) it should work fine. If you've already run Kaffeine, fear not, all 
you need to do is to remove ~/.kde/share/config/kaffeinerc - the system will 
assume that you are running Kaffeine for the first time the next time you 
start it. 
I can't get RealPlayer to work at all on Kubuntu, although I've had no trouble 
running it with Fedora and openSUSE. I am fairly sure that Helix is purely 
open source; it won't run any proprietary formats at all, not even Real ones 
even though Real support its development.

Rod




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