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Old 01-28-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
newfish
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view video content on MSN


Has anyone ever tried to watch a video on MSN and got the following message,
"This product requires Microsoftİ Internet Explorer 6, Microsoftİ Media Player 10, and Macromedia Flash 7. To download these free software applications, click the links below and follow the on-screen instructions."
I have MPlayer installed with the w32 codecs, Xine full video capability.kaffene,is there something i'm missing?
obviously, i prefer a nix flavor.
Suse 10.0
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:15 AM   #2
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Hi

I watch videos on CNN with mostly no problems using the media plugins to mplayer for Firefox (I am assuming you are using Mozilla / Firefox?) Maybe they are similar and the info below will help.

Look for this file:

mplayerplug-in-3.11.tar.gz

or just Google for mplayerplugin. You'll also need the Gecko SDK for Firefox in order to compile the MPlayer plugin for Firefox:

gecko-sdk-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7.3.tar.gz

Also ensure that you have any and -all- codecs you can find for MPlayer installed. Then compile and install the MPlayer plugin, and it should start working... at least, this approach worked for me and I can now watch CNN videos. I suspect that MSN will be much the same...

Just make sure you read the MPlayer plugin documentation. I did this a long while ago, and can't remember if it was painless or needed some fiddling in order to get it working.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hi rylan76,
Yeah I'm using Firefox. I'm using suse 10.0 I downloaded the gecko-sdk-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7.3.tar.gz and it gave this output;
linux:/home/boyles/Documents/Lojacked # tar -xzvf mplayerplug-in-4.11.tar.gz
mplayerplug-in/
mplayerplug-in/mplayerplug-in.types
mplayerplug-in/LICENSE
mplayerplug-in/config.h.in
mplayerplug-in/Makefile.in
mplayerplug-in/common/
mplayerplug-in/common/npwin.cpp
mplayerplug-in/common/npmac.cpp
mplayerplug-in/common/npunix.c
mplayerplug-in/configure
mplayerplug-in/mplayerplug-in.spec
mplayerplug-in/po/
mplayerplug-in/po/es.po
mplayerplug-in/po/ko.po
mplayerplug-in/po/fr.po
mplayerplug-in/po/en_US.po
mplayerplug-in/po/ja.po
mplayerplug-in/po/Makefile.in
mplayerplug-in/po/pt_BR.po
mplayerplug-in/po/da.po
mplayerplug-in/po/it.po
mplayerplug-in/po/ru.po
mplayerplug-in/po/sk.po
mplayerplug-in/po/nl.po
mplayerplug-in/po/de.po
mplayerplug-in/po/pl.po
mplayerplug-in/po/mplayerplug-in.pot
mplayerplug-in/po/nb.po
mplayerplug-in/ChangeLog
mplayerplug-in/install.sh
mplayerplug-in/TODO
mplayerplug-in/uninstall.sh
mplayerplug-in/whatoptions.sh
mplayerplug-in/INSTALL
mplayerplug-in/include/
mplayerplug-in/include/npplat.h
mplayerplug-in/include/pluginbase.h
mplayerplug-in/install.sh.in
mplayerplug-in/Source/
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-threads.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-setup.h
mplayerplug-in/Source/nsIScriptableMplayerPlugin.h
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin.h
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-ui.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-support.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/nsScriptablePeer.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-list.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/plugin-setup.cpp
mplayerplug-in/Source/nsIScriptableMplayerPlugin.idl
mplayerplug-in/Source/nsScriptablePeer.h
mplayerplug-in/Source/nsIScriptableMplayerPlugin.xpt
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/mplayerplug-in-fc2.x86-64.spec
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/mplayerplug-in-fc1.spec
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/mplayerplug-in-jds.spec
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/mplayerplug-in-rhl9.spec
mplayerplug-in/specfiles/mplayerplug-in-fc2.spec
mplayerplug-in/extras/
mplayerplug-in/extras/strlcat.c
mplayerplug-in/extras/strlcpy.c
mplayerplug-in/extras/memmem.c
mplayerplug-in/plugingate/
mplayerplug-in/plugingate/npn_gate.cpp
mplayerplug-in/plugingate/np_entry.cpp
mplayerplug-in/plugingate/npp_gate.cpp
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/logo.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/fs_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/rew_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/progress_middle.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/stop_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/progress_fill.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/play_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/logo.png
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/rew_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/progress_right.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/pause_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/gtk_logo.h
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/progress_left.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/fs_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/pause_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/stop_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/ff_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/play_down_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/pixmaps/ff_up_small.xpm
mplayerplug-in/mplayerplug-in.conf
mplayerplug-in/configure.in
mplayerplug-in/README
mplayerplug-in/DOCS/
mplayerplug-in/DOCS/tech/
mplayerplug-in/DOCS/tech/locking_rules.txt
mplayerplug-in/DOCS/tech/javascript.txt
but there was no mplayerplug.so, also the intall gave me this;
./configure
checking for g++... g++
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
configure: Determining mozilla/firefox packages to link against
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for mozilla-plugin... configure: WARNING: mozilla-plugin not found
checking for firefox-plugin... configure: WARNING: firefox-plugin not found
checking for seamonkey-plugin... configure: WARNING: seamonkey-plugin not found
configure: error: Unable to find mozilla or firefox development files
any suggestions?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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Ok success, I took a lazy way out. I installed apt from the CDs added a couple of repositories and from the command line issued apt-get install mplayerplug-in and "viola" looking at video online thanks for the leads and your time,
Cheers
 
  


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