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Old 03-28-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
maybememe
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mplayer plugin firefox


does anyone else hgave problems with this?

totem-xine plays fine

I had to switch th X11 in preferences to get Mplayer to play, but it does now, everything ... wmv, xvid,divx, mov etc

installed all my codecs correctly

tough when i installed the mplayer plugin for mozilla/firefox and it starts to play I get wmv with sound but no video and quicktime with buffering to 99 percent , doesn't play just hangs.

does this have something to do with gstreamer?

using fedora core 3 and latest firefox

having to open all video in totem xine using their plugin until i can figure out how to get it to stream right in the browser
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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how did you install the mplayerplug-in? from source or an rpm?

assuming you have mplayer installed correctly, this should do the trick:

i) First, download latest source (mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net). Unpack it somewhere. You'll need the gecko sdk. Get it at http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases choose the latest release, and then download the gecko sdk tar file that matches your architecture. extract that somewhere.

ii) in console, navigate to your unpacked mplayerplug-in directory. type ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/path/to/geckosdkhere

iii) change to root, and then type 'make' If all is well, two files will be created in the directory you just configured:
- mplayerplug-in.so
- mplayerplug-in.xpt

copy these somewhere to be used later without having to build them if you reinstall. you will need to copy mplayerplug-in.so to the plugins directory of your firefox install and mplayerplug-in.xpt into the components directory of firefox. That is all you need. Testing can be done at apple's quicktime page for cinematic previews and various other pages where streaming media is used.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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Mplayer firefox

I installed mplayer and the plugins skins ect with apt, synaptic package manager

I'll try your instructions when I get home, if you think it will help?

Should apt not have resolved the geckosdk dependency?
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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i've only been using mandrake since i started with linux about a year ago, so i'm not familiar with fedora packaging systems. the main thing you'll want to do is look in the directory where you have firefox installed.

in the "components" directory, mplayerplug-in.xpt needs to be present.

in the "plugins" directory, mplayerplug-in.so needs to be present.

otherwise i'd try compiling from source with the above instructions. let me know how it turns out
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:57 PM   #5
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Check out this site its what I followed and I have mplayer with the GUI and it works great alone and in the browser . I'm also using fedora core 3 and firefox http://ghaefb.fedorausers.org/howto01.html
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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compile error

I have gcc installed, why do I get this error?



[root@localhost mplayerplug-in]# ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/bryan/Desktop/mozilla-installer
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost mplayerplug-in]#
 
Old 03-29-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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that path you had for the gecko sdk doesn't look quite right to me.

Quote:
./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/bryan/Desktop/mozilla-installer
mine looks like this

#./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/lloyd/.gecko-sdk

what is mozilla installer? i don't think you are telling it to go to the gecko SDK. the one I downloaded is at this link:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...u-1.8b1.tar.gz

you'll need to download that and unpack it. then in your configure options, point it to where you unpack it. so for you, if you unpack it at your desktop, it will look like:

[root@localhost mplayerplug-in]# ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/bryan/Desktop/gecko-sdk

hope that helps.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:39 PM   #8
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gecko

link didn't work last night , try again in a min

the moz-installer I found the link to on the mplayer-plugin page via google.

see if it works now..
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:59 PM   #9
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same error

[root@localhost mplayerplug-in]# ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/bryan/Desktop/gecko-sdk
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

apt does say I have gcc installed and I have compiled other things such as my nvidia driver

confused ...
 
Old 03-30-2005, 12:06 AM   #10
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type gcc --version at the terminal. If you it returns command not found, then it's not installed...
 
Old 03-30-2005, 12:59 AM   #11
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[bryan@localhost ~]$ gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)
Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:07 AM   #12
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heres the config log it says to check

This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by mplayerplug-in configure 2.80, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.59. Invocation command line was

$ ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/home/bryan/Desktop/gecko-sdk

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = localhost.localdomain
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.10-1.770_FC3
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 Thu Feb 24 14:00:06 EST 2005

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X = unknown

/bin/arch = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
hostinfo = unknown
/bin/machine = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel = unknown
/bin/universe = unknown

PATH: /usr/kerberos/sbin
PATH: /usr/kerberos/bin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /home/bryan/bin


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1390: checking for g++
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for c++
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for gpp
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for aCC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for CC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for cxx
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for cc++
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for cl
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for FCC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for KCC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for RCC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for xlC_r
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1390: checking for xlC
configure:1419: result: no
configure:1432: checking for C++ compiler version
configure:1435: g++ --version </dev/null >&5
./configure: line 1436: g++: command not found
configure:1438: $? = 127
configure:1440: g++ -v </dev/null >&5
./configure: line 1441: g++: command not found
configure:1443: $? = 127
configure:1445: g++ -V </dev/null >&5
./configure: line 1446: g++: command not found
configure:1448: $? = 127
configure:1471: checking for C++ compiler default output file name
configure:1474: g++ conftest.cc >&5
./configure: line 1475: g++: command not found
configure:1477: $? = 127
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h. */
|
| #define PACKAGE_NAME "mplayerplug-in"
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "mplayerplug-in"
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.80"
| #define PACKAGE_STRING "mplayerplug-in 2.80"
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "mplayerplug-in-devel@lists.sourceforge.net"
| /* end confdefs.h. */
|
| int
| main ()
| {
|
| ;
| return 0;
| }
configure:1516: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

## ---------------- ##
## Cache variables. ##
## ---------------- ##

ac_cv_env_CC_set=
ac_cv_env_CC_value=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CPP_value=
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CXX_set=
ac_cv_env_CXX_value=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_value=

## ----------------- ##
## Output variables. ##
## ----------------- ##

AWK=''
CC=''
CFLAGS=''
CPP=''
CPPFLAGS=''
CXX='g++'
CXXFLAGS64=''
CXXFLAGS=''
DEFS=''
ECHO_C=''
ECHO_N='-n'
ECHO_T=''
EGREP=''
EXEEXT=''
GECKO_DEFINES=''
GECKO_SDK_PREFIX=''
GTHREAD_CFLAGS=''
GTHREAD_LIBS=''
GTK_CFLAGS=''
GTK_DEFINES=''
GTK_LIBS=''
INSTALL_DATA=''
INSTALL_PROGRAM=''
INSTALL_SCRIPT=''
INSTALL_SUBDIR=''
LDFLAGS64=''
LDFLAGS=''
LIBOBJS=''
LIBS=''
LOCALEDIR=''
LTLIBOBJS=''
MOZPLUG_CFLAGS=''
MOZPLUG_LIBS=''
OBJEXT=''
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT='mplayerplug-in-devel@lists.sourceforge.net'
PACKAGE_NAME='mplayerplug-in'
PACKAGE_STRING='mplayerplug-in 2.80'
PACKAGE_TARNAME='mplayerplug-in'
PACKAGE_VERSION='2.80'
PATH_SEPARATOR=':'
PKG_CONFIG=''
SET_MAKE=''
SHELL='/bin/sh'
SUBDIR=''
XEXT_LIBS=''
XPM_LIBS=''
X_CFLAGS=''
X_EXTRA_LIBS=''
X_LIBS=''
X_PRE_LIBS=''
ac_ct_CC=''
ac_ct_CXX='g++'
bindir='${exec_prefix}/bin'
build_alias=''
datadir='${prefix}/share'
exec_prefix='NONE'
host_alias=''
includedir='${prefix}/include'
infodir='${prefix}/info'
libdir='${exec_prefix}/lib'
libexecdir='${exec_prefix}/libexec'
localstatedir='${prefix}/var'
mandir='${prefix}/man'
oldincludedir='/usr/include'
prefix='NONE'
program_transform_name='s,x,x,'
sbindir='${exec_prefix}/sbin'
sharedstatedir='${prefix}/com'
sysconfdir='${prefix}/etc'
target_alias=''

## ----------- ##
## confdefs.h. ##
## ----------- ##

#define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "mplayerplug-in-devel@lists.sourceforge.net"
#define PACKAGE_NAME "mplayerplug-in"
#define PACKAGE_STRING "mplayerplug-in 2.80"
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME "mplayerplug-in"
#define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.80"

configure: exit 77
 
  


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