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Old 07-31-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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embedded browser media player for linux


hi,

i just found out that my site won't play mpeg video files from a linux browser. the files are normally accessible from an embedded windows media player in the browser that plays on ie and netscape. mozilla keeps telling me 'missing plugin' but fails to find an appropriate one.

is there a way around this?

thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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have you tried mozilla-plugin-vlc? (I'd suspect it requires vlc).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 07-31-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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There's mozilla-plugin-vlc, mozilla-mplayer, mozilla-kaffeine. All will play embedded media with the proper codecs.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 03:41 AM   #4
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there is also a Firefox extension "MediaPlayerConnectivity" that lets you use any mediaplayer

https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...umpg=10&id=446
 
Old 08-01-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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trying it right now,

will let you know

thanks a lot!
 
Old 08-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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you're welcome.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:52 PM   #7
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Question: how are you embedding the video in your page? can you post a URL to a sample page?

Are you specifying a classid with a GUID? If so, embed it with the mime type rather than trying to force Windows Media Player on the client side. I've made this mistake in the past and never gave it a second thought until I discovered that Linux users DO have real alternatives (read: mplayer, xine, kaffiene plugins) for browser video plugins. I have one commercial web site still using the GUID classid for specifying the media type but that web site is being replaced by a more cross-platform-friendly site soon (very likely Drupal-based).
 
Old 08-03-2005, 08:37 PM   #8
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sorry i took so long...

but i'm not sure why i'm having problems installing the mozilla-plugin-vlc. all the rpms that i tried gave me a 'could not open file' error, and i'm running from root.

i ended up installing the Firefox extension MediaPlayerConnectivity which works nicely....... eventually at least, only mplayer seen to get along with. i selected xine as the default media player first but after xine popped up it spewed out numerous errors.

KimVette, the site is running on a LAN but i'll post the embedding code shortly...
 
Old 08-06-2005, 11:44 AM   #9
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KimVette, this is what i have, can you modify it with your example?


<object id="MediaPlayer1" width="576" height="480"
classid="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95"
codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=6,4,5,715"
type="application/x-oleobject">
<param name="autostart" value="true">
<param name="filename" <?php echo "value=\"/trailer/$trailer\""; ?>>
<param name="showcontrols" value="true">

<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="true">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2"
pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/"
<?php echo "src=\"/trailer/$trailer\""; ?>
width="576"
height="480"
autostart="1"
showcontrols="1"
showstatusbar="1">
</embed>
</object>


Thanks!
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:13 PM   #10
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KimVette, are you coming back soon??

Can you show me how you embed the mime type...
 
  


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