Ubuntu and streamed WMA/RA files in Firefox
sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Sun May 18 16:07:54 UTC 2008
Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> John K Masters wrote:
>> On 12:04 Sat 17 May , Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>>> The BBC streams sports off its website using Windows Media and Real
>>> Audio formats (no streaming ogg? boo hiss). I should have thought
>>> about this before the 1st test match between England NZ at Lord's
>>> started, but the last time I followed cricket over the 'net it was
>>> on my WinXP music studio machine.
>>> I'm using Mozilla Firefox 3 on Hardy Heron. How do I get to hear
>>> either/both of these formats in the browser. Or failing that, how
>>> do I get to hear them in a standalone player. I presume I need to
>>> install the codecs. I can d/l Real Player 8 for Linux and take a
>>> stab at that, or play the stream inside my Virtualbox WinXp setup,
>>> but I really rather not do either of those things if there's a more
>>> sensible way to solve my problem.
>> apt-get (or aptitude) install w32codecs mozplugger mplayer
>> The above all on one line.
>> This should work. It is how I did it on Gutsy/FF2 and I can still get
>> the BBC streams after updating to Hardy/FF3
>> Regards, John
> You're a prince, John. I'll do that right now, and hopefully I'll get
> to hear some TMS feed tomorrow morning, assuming there's no more rain
> stopped play that is! I'm in the states, BTW, so getting to hear TMS
> over the 'net is a very special "ain't technology great!?!" treat.
aptitude install did it for me. Thanks.
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