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Old 08-10-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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In Kubuntu I have compiled MPlayer and it works fine, MPlayer Plug-in is not working


Hello, I have recently compiled MPlayer Plug-in from source and have copied the so and xpt files to my usr/share/firefox folder (I think, I know I did what it said at least) and that is all I was told to do. However, firefox still does not recognize any of these formats. In addition, I heard that I would have to tell firefox manually to accept MIME types through MPlayer-Plugin, however I do not know how to edit the MIME types, as firefox does not provide an easy answer. I was told that Mozilla itself would be better for inserting MIME types and that it was a lot better than firefox, however I prefer firefox over mozilla, so I wish to use MPlayer Plugin with FireFox instead of the Mozilla browser. I desperately need advice on either why MPlayer plugin is failing to operate, or how to add MIME types. Furthermore, I wish to know whether the latest FireFox Updates (ie 1.5.0.5/6) Have disabled the use of this program. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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I have compiled it fine and it is functioning properly, however on the file types it does not have the MIMEs for quicktime or x-mplayer2 :| how do I fix this?
 
Old 08-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Could someone help me?
 
Old 08-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1...eenshotjh0.png

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Old 08-10-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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You don't need to compile on ubuntu. Mplayer is in the universe repositories.
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Use the easylinux installer.

Multimedia support is a bit of a pain, I know, but it's not so bad that you would have to start learning how to build binaries yet.

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Old 08-10-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
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Oh sorry, my bad, when I originally compiled it, I didn't copy over all the files, just the basic plugin files, but now everything works. And to answer your question, MPlayer is only available from source, otherwise it's illegal.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:57 PM   #7
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EasyUbuntu is crap. I already have all of those abilities, I downloaded all of those things individually, I'm not a nub to computers
 
Old 08-10-2006, 07:06 PM   #8
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me neighter, but why should I spend hours compiling if I can just press a button.

And mplayer is not illegal. It's in the official repositories!

You're thinking of the w32-codecs, and they are only illegal in some countrys.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:12 AM   #9
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Hours? It took me 5 minutes to compile MPlayer. :| And besides, wtf kind of bs is "it's in the official repositories"
 
Old 08-11-2006, 06:22 AM   #10
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What is going on here, I'm trying to help you.

You can enable (uncomment) the universe repositories in your source.list (/etc/apt/sources.list). Then you can install mplayer with apt.
$sudo apt-get install mplayer.

If you don't for some reason need the latest build, why should you want to compile - that's my point.

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Old 08-11-2006, 09:12 PM   #11
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Mplayer is definitely in the official repositories. The w32codecs are also easily available through the unofficial ones.

You really don't need to compile anything from source, unless you want the bleeding edge versions of everything. Also, Ubuntu comes with some excellent package management utilities, such as aptitude and synaptic. If you enable the "universe" and "multiverse" repositories, you can choose from 18000 packages and install them at the click of a button. Using the package manager helps to keep everything consistent in terms of dependencies and removing packages you no longer need.

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