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Old 01-16-2006, 04:45 AM   #1
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audio skips in mozplugger


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.


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Old 01-16-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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i took mozplugger out a loooong time ago and i don't use plugger anymore either.

maybe they 'used' to be good (at least in mozilla), but not for me anymore.

now i put each individual pluggin that is availalbe.. and i use mplayerpluggin for moz.

good luck.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 01-17-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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what i'v found out is that each browser seems to like different set ups when it comes to pluggins.

one reason i left opera was because you just coundn't get simple things to work together.

even tho most browsers use the geko (mozilla) engine, they are just different enuff to drive anyone batty.

how is your sound working on your sys in general.

how about video and other pluggins in firefox?

don't overlook the obvious or basics.. make sure your sound server is set correctly as well as your mixers.

gstreamer-probe is a wonderful helper for checking things out and setting the sound protocols up.

also remember that the different window managers use different packages usually.

it is possible a prog/config got corrupted by something, so maybe run alsaconfig for the hec of it.

good luck, let us know..

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Old 02-03-2006, 08:31 PM   #5
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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.


Thanks

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:33 PM   #6
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in my fist post i wasn't that clear on what i did for good plugin performance with my mozilla.

firefox 'should be' close enough for this to work for you also.

first, i gave up using those 'all-in-one' pluggins like: mozplugger, or plugger.

instead i install ONE and only one pluggin for each format that i want to have run in the browser.

that is, i install mplayerplug-in for most of my video (because it handles; realplay, doze and quicktime video/audios).

and i do this with all other types of extensions... ie seperate pluggins (designated of course for that particulare extension), like acrobat, and java..etc.

i found that this works best for me, after wrestling with all those other packages that tried to do tooo much.

also i don't install more than one pluggin for each feature.. or it messes up that extension.

anyway give this a try and let us know.. good luck.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 11:04 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:50 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:42 AM   #9
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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.


Thanks for your help... I really appreciate it.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 04:05 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 01:46 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 02-05-2006, 11:56 AM   #12
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i dont' see how it can hurt (to take it out temporarily), unless you have your settings perfect-- everywhere that the two might start to fight over who's going to play something.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 10:27 AM   #13
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I have removed rplayer and hxplayer.

Audio continues to skip, but I think I may have finally figured out what is causing the problems...

$ps -aux|grep mplayer
bathat 1194 0.6 0.2 2220 656 ? Ss 11:21 0:00 /home/bathat/.mozilla/mozplugger-helper 172,1,37,33554433,238,534,480,400 mplayer -really-quiet -nojoystick -nofs -zoom -vo xv,x11 -ao esd,alsa,oss,arts,null -osdlevel 0 -xy $width -wid $window "$file" </dev/null
bathat 1195 0.4 0.4 4760 1448 ? S 11:21 0:00 /bin/sh -c mplayer -really-quiet -nojoystick -nofs -zoom -vo xv,x11 -ao esd,alsa,oss,arts,null -osdlevel 0 -xy $width -wid $window "$file" </dev/null
bathat 1196 16.2 2.8 26356 9100 ? S 11:21 0:00 mplayer -really-quiet -nojoystick -nofs -zoom -vo xv,x11 -ao esd,alsa,oss,arts,null -osdlevel 0 -xy 480 -wid 33554433 http://dl3.dumpalink.com/media/2uZDD...shNnMEEB4D.wmv
bathat 1198 1.5 1.7 23304 5556 ? S 11:21 0:00 mplayer -really-quiet -nojoystick -nofs -zoom -vo xv,x11 -ao esd,alsa,oss,arts,null -osdlevel 0 -xy 480 -wid 33554433 http://dl3.dumpalink.com/media/2uZDD...shNnMEEB4D.wmv
bathat 1201 0.0 2.4 25816 7748 ? Ss 11:21 0:00 mplayer -really-quiet -nojoystick -nofs -zoom -vo xv,x11 -ao esd,alsa,oss,arts,null -osdlevel 0 -xy 480 -wid 33554433 http://dl3.dumpalink.com/media/2uZDD...shNnMEEB4D.wmv


I don't know why it's starting so many processes, but I can definitely see how this would cause audio problems like what I'm experiencing.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 03:36 PM   #14
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is it possible you have a 2nd phantom version installed?

does this happen from the command line, or your browser?
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #15
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Anything is possible, but I must say, it seems highly unlikely. I'm always careful to uninstall before reinstalling. I will have to check though.

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