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Old 12-31-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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windows mediaPlayer browser plugin


I was just browsing the web site: http://www.rai.tv/mpplaymedia/0,,Eve...E47413,00.html

to see the italian president last year day speech, unfortunately there was a plugin needed that my firefox was unable to find and regognise.

could someone tell me how can i see windows mediaplayer movies by websites requesting the microsoft plugin?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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What Distro are you using?
 
Old 12-31-2007, 05:31 PM   #3
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sorry, I forgot to specify that I'm proudly experiencing ubuntu 7.10 with gnome 2.20.1, java runtime env., Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat plugin installed,
the firefox version is the 2.0.0.11

...and I'm still unable to view these kind of movie file over the web!
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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My first positive LINUX experience was with UBUNTU.

I also have problems with video not loading in UBUNTU. You could try Linux Mint (this distribution was originally based on UBUNTU), it incorporates more plugins in the initial installation. Your video loaded O.K. in MINT.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 10:03 PM   #5
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Or you could try installing Mplayer and then the Mplayer plugin for Firefox (Sorry, don't know where you can find them for your distro; it shouldn't be too hard though) . I don't know if that'll work for you, I have openSUSE and it worked for me.

Cheers!
 
Old 12-31-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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Ubuntu may not have all plugins installed by default, but installing them from synaptic is pretty easy. Try to install totem plugin and see if it works.

Unfortunately many websites force people to use windows media player for watching on line videos. For example, there is a video streaming website that requires users to have Windows media player, because they want people to enter a specific login name and password in order to watch it. Totem cannot provide that system unfortunately.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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install mplayer and mplayer firefox plugin

this page http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-mp...sy-gibbon.html

shows how to find and install the mplayer stuff you need, libdvdcss for watching encrypted dvd's, win32codecs for windows movies and the mplayer plugin for firefox.

good luck
 
Old 01-01-2008, 10:28 AM   #8
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You probably only need to install the Win32 codecs- after installing the codecs on my Ubuntu box, I can watch anything with Totem, the default video player.

Cheers
 
Old 01-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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codecs and totem

you will need libdvdcss2 if you ever want to watch commercial DVDs. Most are encrypted and this decodes them. In some countries (guess which one) it is apparently illegal to use this software - which means watching DVD movies you have bought on anything other than a DVD player is illegal!

This is why this software is never included in a distro, but always must be downloaded.

Si
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:37 AM   #10
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you will need libdvdcss2 if you ever want to watch commercial DVDs. Most are encrypted and this decodes them. In some countries (guess which one) it is apparently illegal to use this software - which means watching DVD movies you have bought on anything other than a DVD player is illegal!

This is why this software is never included in a distro, but always must be downloaded.

Si
Yes, and libdvdcss2.

I'm not so sure it's illegal to use, though- it's just illegal to bundle it with an OS without paying royalties, same as win32codecs.

Cheers
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:30 AM   #11
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Try MediaPlayerConnectivity

Hi.

This extension greatly improves multimedia playing in Firefox, by redirecting the links to an external player, such as MPlayer, Xine or your favorite media player

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

If you miss any multimedia codecs, try using automatix to install it

http://www.getautomatix.com/
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:56 AM   #12
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you can view using mozilla. just install helix player, it will also install mplayer for u.
sudo apt-get install mozilla-helix-player
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:19 AM   #13
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thank you all

thank you guys, I just want to thank you all for precious indications and suggestions, I really appreciated your support.

Now I understand what someone mind when told me that the open source community is very efficiently and cool!
 
  


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