Here are two examples of sites where I cannot get the media to play, the first an MP3 and the second a MOV:
* President To Investigate Where Laundry Chute Goes | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
* Redirect URL
(you must click "Access this item" top and center)
Regarding MP3 in Firefox: in my about : plugins page, I find nothing indicating that any plugin is set up to play MP3s. I already have mplayer, w32codecs, and mplayerplug-in installed -- at least, according to KPackage. (Though are all their components in the right directories? I'm not sure.) I get Firefox's message "Additional plugins are required to display..." at the top of the screen, but when I click on "Install Missing Plugins", it tells me,
No suitable plugins were found.
Unknown Plugin (audio/mpeg)
Regarding MOV in Firefox: mplayerplug-in-qt.xo is installed in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, and my about : plugins shows:
MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
image/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime mp4 Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime - Session Description Protocol sdp Yes
application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime mov Yes
Clicking on the movie link opens up a dialogue asking what Firefox should do with it; options are Open with [kaffeine (default)] and Save to Disk. I can choose each time to open with Kaffeine, but the check box and text for "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" are grayed out. I have no trouble with it defaulting to Kaffeine, but I want Firefox to do that automatically, every time.
Any suggestions how I can (1) get a Firefox plugin to play MP3 audio, automatically, and (2) get a Quicktime MOV to open up in Kaffeine (or other video player) upon being selected?