I am using Fedora 15 KDE and was wondering what is the best media player for Firefox. By default, there were no media plugins installed so I used gecko-mplayer. This seemed to work fine for awhile but I encountered a problem where I recieved sound distortions/popping when playing a music track that had no problems playing in other media players. Interestingly, when I try to play the same file in mplayer itself, everything is fine.
I tried Xine which worked okay except for one glaring problem -- no player controls. I believe the VLC plugin is like this as well.
I always had a good experience with the totem plugin in GNOME so I decided to try it in KDE. It has a problem where frequently it will simply not play a file. If I try an alternate file, then for some reason it will work. I have no reason why it simply cannot reliably open a file and play it every time. I think the player is crashing because when I use totem with mozplugger, I have the same problem and receive a crash report. I never had this problem in GNOME.
So, what is the best player plugin for firefox in KDE?
edit: Here is the song in question that does not play correctly in the mplayer firefox plugin: