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hi. i've been using linux for a little over a year. One of the few complains i'd have is that streaming media online seems to be a hit or miss. i use firefox/mplayer/mozplugger. My question is what technologies are good to know to help my experience with streaming in linux go smoother? Is there anything you can do to still view content even when it is obvious the site was designed with IE and WMP in mind? Im sure you've heard of the video4linux project. Is there any project like streaming4linux i could look into to learn more? What could i do to help the open source community with streaming or is it mainly fall on the hands of web developers? thanks for any replies in advance.
I don't care for MPlayer. The video quality is always very jerky. I'd suggested uninstalling the MPlayer plugin, then installing Kaffeine and the Kaffeine plugin. After that, you may want to also install the Firefox MediaPlayerConnectivity extension. It allows you to define what media player will handle what types of video, and then it can also give you the option of clicking on the video to launch your chosen player.
That will show you where the .wma, .wmv is.
Then run the location of the file
You can also dump Mplayers stream to file so that you can view it from HD later. Which is good for streams that come and go.