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Old 01-01-2007, 07:54 AM   #1
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Online music sites not working in Firefox/Opera


While trying to browse online music sites where an user click on a song to listen online music, the music is not playing. In Firefox/Opera the player is getting loaded then nothing happens. I have already loaded RealPlayer. Please help.

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Old 01-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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What format are the clips in? Some distros don't include codecs such as MP3 for to licensing reasons, so you'll need to install them manually. Also, if they're in WMA then you'll probably need the Windows codecs package for your distro, it's also possible that they could be DRM'd, in which case I'm not aware of any way to play them.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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If you are using gstreamer backend then install the gstreamer-plugins-ugly package.
You can find out if gstreamer is installed by issuing:
Code:
rpm -qa | grep -i gstreamer
You can find out what plugins are installed by typing into the address bar of firefox:
Code:
about:plugins]
 
Old 01-01-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Thanks xjlittle.

When I issued the command the result are :

gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.9-4
gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.4-1.fc6
gstreamer08-0.8.12-8.fc6
gstreamer-0.10.9-2
gstreamer-tools-0.10.9-2

I think the songs are in real format. The player window is getting loaded but the song is not playing.

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Old 01-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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Trouble with all sites or just specific sites ? Some sites use a type of redirection that can cause problems depending on how you're set up. Amazon comes to mind.

If it's only specific sites, how about a link so we can play along at home?
 
Old 01-01-2007, 12:28 PM   #6
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Running Mandriva 2007/KDE, I can play the Realplayer music clips from Amazon.com without any other files.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
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Yes Amazon.com clips are also playing at both Firefox and Opera browsers. But as suggested by muddywata)ers the link is one or two. In Opera the player window is loaded and then nothing happens, while in FF it is now saying "Totem could not play file ........ You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins."

I have installed gstreamer ugly and other gstreamer plugins.
Now the command
$ rpm -qa | grep -i gstreamer

Result =

gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.9-4
gstreamer08-plugins-0.8.12-7.fc6
gstreamer-pitfdll-0.9.1.1-1.fc6
gstreamer-plugins-bad-0.10.3-2.fc6
gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.2-1.fc6
gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.4-1.fc6
gstreamer08-0.8.12-8.fc6
gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.5-1.fc6
gstreamer-python-0.10.6-1.fc6
gstreamer-0.10.9-2
gstreamer-plugins-farsight-0.10.2-2.fc6
gstreamer-tools-0.10.9-2

Please advise further action.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 09:43 PM   #8
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Mepis plays the Amazon clips as well, it was just an example of problems I've seen in other distros.

Wish I could be some help with totem/gsteamer. Mplayer for most things on this machine. Check for w32 codecs and mp3 support maybe?

For the first site, everything streamed here with mplayer except;
ESPN star sports (mplayer refused)
NetGuruIndia (played fine, but used real player)
BBC Headlines (real player refused, streams fine from BBC's own site)

The problems you're having at the second site is a bit of a mystery. They seem to be using some type of popup player. No problem here. Maybe you're browser settings won't allow whatever is being used?

For streaming media the combination of mplayer, mplayer-plugin for mozilla and the all-w32 codecs from mplayer are tough to beat. However there are users having good sucess with the apps you're using.

Edit/ btw what distro are you using? How did xjlittle guess it was rpm based? gstreamer is surely packaged in debs etc?

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Old 01-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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http://imvite.com/index.php?start=12

IS using mms and Flash. mplayerplug-in plays that site just fine in Firefox. Some of the links are using quicktime which can give problems.

Some of the channels give:
Connection to server has been lost. You may be experiencing network problems. (rtsp://66.241.66.250:554/broadcast/live/three.rm?cloakport=80%2c554%2c7070)

Which appears to be more a server issue than a player problem.

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Old 01-01-2007, 10:29 PM   #10
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Thanks Muddywaters and Craigevil for your inputs. As I am not aware how to make mplayer my default player in browser and also about codecs, may I request you to give me a step by step guide so that I can set in up. Thanks again for your help.

I am using Fedora Core 6.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 10:35 PM   #11
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Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Fedora-Multime...llation-HOWTO/
 
Old 01-02-2007, 07:16 AM   #12
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Took another quick look at link #2. It's streaming with real player on my machine, confirmed by running the command "top" in a terminal while streaming. They are using a type of redirection, probably to protect the content from being copied.

Hope that provides some clue. Any thoughts fedora users?
 
Old 01-02-2007, 10:56 AM   #13
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Mplayer and mplayerplug-in is the way to go

I use mplayer and the mplayer plugin. I been able to play
trailers from apple.com, preview audio tracks from amazon
either real or windows format. I even played from sites like xmradio and sirius. So far, I no problems. Here are two links for mplayer and mplayer plugin. I used these two
sources to get things working right.

Install mplayer first
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mplayer-fedora.html

Then mplayerplug-in
http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/download.php

Good luck
 
Old 01-03-2007, 12:57 AM   #14
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When trying to install mPlayer this is the error message I am getting :
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[('file /usr/lib/libdha.so.1.0 from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/libdha.so.1.0', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/cyberblade_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/cyberblade_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mach64_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mach64_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mga_crtc2_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mga_crtc2_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mga_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/mga_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/nvidia_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/nvidia_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/pm3_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/pm3_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/radeon_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/radeon_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/rage128_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/rage128_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/savage_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/savage_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/sis_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/sis_vid.so', 0L)), ('file /usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/unichrome_vid.so from install of mplayer-1.0-0.33.rc1.fc6 conflicts with file from package mplayer-libs-1.0.0-0.20050916.1.fc4.ut', (7, '/usr/lib/mplayer/vidix/unichrome_vid.so', 0L))]
----------------------------

Please help.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 09:52 AM   #15
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Looks like whatever you're trying to install has a whole lot of incompatabilities.

Many members swear by compiling mplayer. While not arguing this idea, there should be an easier way. Learn to use the package manager (yum?) and things should get easier.

Most distributions are cautious about including grey-area packages. I'm guessing you will want to incorporate this in the package manager
http://rpm.livna.org/
Instructions can be found in that link.

Keep in mind I don't use fedora so could be completely full of it.
 
  


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