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Old 11-12-2004, 05:01 PM   #1
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Video clips in Firefox - "RTSP is not a registered protocol"


Clicking on a video clip at C-SPAN.org in Firefox produces this error message. In Konqueror there is no problem - the streaming MP3 clip loads into its linked application.

What is RTSP and how can this be fixed?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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Anyone?..

Okay I've worked out that RTSP is an established protocol (Real Time Streaming Protocol) which points to .ram files. It must be established because it's used everywhere on C-Span.org.

Still can't work out how to get Firefox to recognise it and let me access my .ram files.

Ideas..?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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Solved

Okay, here's the solution. This should really be on the Firefox and RealPlayer sites.

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All internet addresses which begin with rtsp:// are to be opened via RealPlayer. Let's tell our browser to do so.

We have to create (only if doesn't exist yet) a file called user.js in the user's Firefox directory and add some lines. Mine is located at ~/.mozilla/firefox/1yxw9wmb.default/user.js. It should be put in the same directory where prefs.js is.

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.rtsp", true);
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp", "/usr/bin/realplay");
And then say yes to the dialog box that pops up the first time you call up using RTSP.

This, simpler solution may also work for some.

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add line:

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp","/usr/local/bin/realplay");

to file:

prefs.js
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
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You can do this a bit easier by using "about:config".
Type "about:config" in the FireFox address bar. (no quotes)
Right click and select:

new>string

Call it:

network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp

Hit enter, then call the string:

/usr/bin/realplay

or for me:

/usr/local/bin/mplayer

It only takes a couple of seconds.

Last edited by auditek747; 07-30-2005 at 08:58 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:01 AM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for that auditek747.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:59 AM   #6
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Hi guys!

Your conversation helped me a lot! Thanks for that!
 
  


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