media players and browser plugins, KDE 4.3

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Fri Oct 2 06:19:51 UTC 2009

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-10-01 at 16:19 +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 19:20 +0100, Mark Greenwood wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday 30 Sep 2009 15:25:10 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>>>> Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi there.
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 13:46, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Tried that, installing
>>>>>>>>> w32codecs
>>>>>>>>> that is. No luck whatsoever,
>>>>>>>> Because w32codecs is not what you need :) You need to install the
>>>>>>>> kubuntu-restricted-extras package, that should do the trick. And, of
>>>>>>>> course, restart KDE so the sound engine can load the codecs.
>>>>>>> after reinstallation of kubuntu-restricted-extras the browser tell me:
>>>>>>> xine-plugin: no mrl found in playlist
>>>>>> The picture is one of mixed success: If I try to play BBC World Radio in 
>>>>>> Firefox or Arora I get the above error and nothing but silence. The 
>>>>>> media selector also claims I have Realplayer but not Windows Media 
>>>>>> installed.
>>> Oh yeah, here's the URL for BBC's install for Linux. 
>>> If you're running 64bit, then you'll want to read the notes. Ric
>> quote:
>> Sorry, downloading from BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK (why?).
>> and why goes:
> While it says that, if you hit the download button it'll do so. I live
> south of Richmond Virginia and I installed it just peachy. : Ric

OK might check this later though I dislike the thought of having to 
install separate software for something that "should" work using the 
browsers and/or media players that are there.
But OK - maybe I just live with using Kaffeine for BBC as it actually works

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