Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have an interesting issue trying to play online music samples in MP3 format using the Firefox web browser and Mplayer plugin. I am using SuSe 10 (Novell). I had uninstalled all the multimedia programs that came with the distro from Novell and installed Multimedia players and codecs from the Guru and Packman repositories through YAST. I can play MP3's using Amarok from my hard drive and CD's. All the video multi media work fine through Firefox as do WMA and Real Player audio formats. However, when I try to play an MP3, one of two things happen; Either the Mplayin plugin hangs at 99% download and never starts playing the MP3 or the download progress display runs very fast, gives a quick flash of color and then the message "Stopped" appears. Same MP3 link works fine in Konqueror.
I can play MP3's on my hard drive with mplayer from the console by typing mplayer Test.MP3.
I have checked about
:Plugins in Firefox and it lists the Mplayer plugin there and lists it as enabled. Here are the plugins I have installed in Firefox:
Google VLC multimedia plugin 1.0
Quicktime plugin 6.0
Windows media player
gxine starter plugin
KDE Parts Plugin
Kaffeine Starter plugin
Shockwave Flash 7.0
I also checked to make sure that the mplayerplugin.so is in the plugin directory and the .xpt is in the components directory.
Here are two example links where I have the issue playing MP3 online.
Janet macklin Homepage
Anyone have an experience like this? Suggestions for a fix would be greatly appreciated.