[ubuntu-uk] Making embedded media work properly

Lee Tambiah leetambiah at ossgeeks.co.uk
Wed Jul 4 20:46:29 BST 2007

On 7/4/07, Matthew Larsen <mat.larsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> it might be worth creating some sort of firefox plugin for linux that
> detects streams and checks if there is a compatible player installed,
> or something like that

Media Player Connectivity plug-in for firefox does this, however it's method
creates a black panel where the media is usually displayed. When you then
click the black area the appropriate media player launch's and plays your

I actually prefer this method as I think videos should be played in video
not in web pages.

Media Player Connectivity

Perhaps those looking for the window codecs to work out of the box should
Linspire for their next distribution, as Linspires recent deal with
will provide that functionality.



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