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linuxlah 07-16-2003 08:02 PM

mplayer is cool ... mplayer plug-in is even cooler..!
Because I'm fedup with crossover plug-in ( having trouble installing it) , so I looked for some other tools to view streaming media in the internet. Last week I found this tool call mplayer plug-in for mozilla. ...damn cool! It took me a week to figure out how to compile mplayer to work with this mplayer plugin...

Basic How to..
1. dowload library form obviously
2. dowload the current cvs version of mplayer and compile it with these options --enable-live --with-reallibdir="path to your lib"
3. download the mplayerplug-in form and compile it. Then copy the to your mozilla plugin folder...
4. To test it go to and view any movie... cool eh?

Thats all for now... later I'll compile rpms for RH9 after I have my breakfast.....peace. No more paid ,close source crossover for me!

zmedico 07-16-2003 08:28 PM

If you don't need the rtp support (the trailers work without it), you can install the rpms from (apt is handy) and use the mplayerplug-in rpm. There's also a source rpm available here.

linuxlah 07-16-2003 08:43 PM

Dear zmedico, I though apple use rtsp protocol to stream media ? To use rtsp you need libs... correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks..Anyhow here is my rpms as I promised. Install them in the following order..
2.mplayer current cvs

"the plugin" rpm is relocatable so if your mozila is located at /somepath/mozilla you can do this
rpm -ivh --prefix=/somepath/mozila mplayerplug-in-0.80-1.9.i386.rpm

zmedico 07-16-2003 09:35 PM

A quick glance at the html source shows that those quicktime trailers are accessible by http. I'm sure that the rtp support will come in handy though. Thanks for the rpms! ;)

linuxlah 07-16-2003 10:55 PM

welcome... I compile the rpm in RH9. Other version of redhat might give some dependency problem...

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