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I've been using mozplugger with Firefox 1.5 for quite some time and have never experienced any problems, until a couple of weeks ago, when the audio started skipping very severely whenever I played virtually any file.
The configuration file has not been altered and the version is CVS-20050812.
I've used mplayerplug-in in the past but I started having some problems (can't remember the specifics). Mozplugger is available via apt-get, so people do use it. I rather like it and I'd like to fix this audio problem.
I'm still having this problem and I've tried many times to resolve it with no success. Mozplugger doesn't play when I install it with apt-get, nor does it when I install from source. It is, however, now working when I install it with dpkg. The audio is still just really choppy though. It's extremely frustrating and I cannot resolve it no matter how hard I try.
Again, I wasn't having this problem for the longest time, but I have been for the last couple of months.
The other weird thing is that it is able to play some videos but not others.
I've used mplayerplug-in in the past. In fact, I recently installed it again to see if it worked, and it didn't. It attempts to play the file and just when it's about to initiate playback, it stops. Any ideas why this might be...
Along with mozplugger, I have Flash, RealPlayer and Java. Is it possible the separate rplayer plugin is clashing with mozplugger's support for realmedia files... I've had the rplayer plugin for a long time so I doubt this is the case.
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
again, if you have more than one pluggin for any type of extension, you are looking for trouble.
i'm not sure about realplayer, but the last i read (a while back now) is that you need to install realplayer once to enjoy the newer or other (certain realplay) stuff.
however i would uninstall it immidiatley after that (ie just the actually player) and also that 'helix' player (and/or plugin) and just leave mplayer and mplayer-plugin installed.
this is how i have it, and it seems to work almost perfectly... all the time.
i think the issue with realplayer, is you have to at least install it once for it to 'place' one or two important files in the browers/plugin directory... but after that you need to uninstall (or disconnect) the actually player or it will fight with mplayer for dominance in playing files.
the skipping you mention can also be something else like either the web site you are accessing is having problems, or your cache, etc. in mplayer needs adjusting.
also compiling something like mplayer is an investment well worth it, since it will point to potentional problems during installation and give hints as to making it work opitimum for your unique system.
Alright, I have removed the rplayer plugin. Audio still skips in and out. It may be the result of insufficient cache space, but it's not like I've ever adjusted before, so I can't think of why it would be this. Looking through the manpage, I see that I can specify cachesize with -cache, but as I say below, whenever I add extra flags to mozpluggerrc, mozplugger ceases to function.
I have compiled mplayer myself. The options I use for mplayer are '-ao sdl -vo xv -vf yuy2 -hardframedrop -nortc -really-quiet -autosync 30 -osdlevel 2'. I have tried modifying mozpluggerrc to include these options, but when I do this, mozplugger stops working.
I'm trying mpayerplug-in again right now and it still refuses to play videos.
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
did you remove mozplugger when you tried mplayerplug-in?.. and make sure no other video player (like real) is installed and possibly 'trying' to open the video files at the same time mplay is?
as far as you having to 're-set' somethings.. that is prol because programs sometimes take into their own hands when deciding to modify conf files... or we inadvertantly 'let them' when we do an upgrade, etc... i wouldn't be tooo concerned about that issue.
Yes, I made sure to uninstall mozplugger before testing mplayerplug-in. Rplayer is still installed; I have only removed the plugin. Do you feel it's necessary to remove the player altogether? No, mplayer is not running at the same time mozplugger is playing a file.