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Old 02-07-2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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using mplayer plugin with firefox


Hi
I just download mplayer and its plugin from linux packages and I like to use it.
How can I set firefox to use mplayer to open streaming instead of using gxine?
Thank You
 
Old 02-07-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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apparently firefox has everything controled by outside plugins.

it vaguely mentions 'helper applications' in its 'help' file.. which is weird because there is no settings for this function.

i would install a seperate plugin (like i do in mozilla) for each feature that you wanted.

stay away from those 'catch all' pluggins like mozplugger and 'plugger'.. they don't work more than than they do work.

mplayer-plug is the onei use in mozilla, and it works.

i'm not familiar with gxine.. but maybe there is also a setting there to tell it to only start up when you personally call it up, or whatever.. or else you'll have several vid programs 'fighting' to control what goes on inside your browser.

good luck, lettuce know.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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I'm trying to use mplayer but it seems that firefox choose to use gxine everythime I try to play streaming video.
I check /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and I see that mplayer is there
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:25 AM   #4
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did you notice a xine plugin too? if so, take it out.

and/or take xine out all together, reboot and try to see if firefox pulls up mplayer then.. maybe this will 'reset' things.

this is why i use the ol grandaddy, firefox

it has seperate settings for everything, like what programs to play when different extentions are encountered.

i'm sure firefox has this configuration 'somewhere' but i'll be darned if i know, because the last time i messed with:

about:config (which you can type in the url box and pull up) it would not for the LIFE of me save the settings between sessions.

anywayz.. keep us informed.

Last edited by halvy; 02-08-2006 at 04:26 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 01:02 PM   #5
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I make it to work by removing gxine.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins and now mplayer shows up.
Mplayer doesn't work all the time, sometimes it just stop after 99% buffering
 
Old 02-09-2006, 06:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I make it to work by removing gxine.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins and now mplayer shows up.
Mplayer doesn't work all the time, sometimes it just stop after 99% buffering
GOOD!! you are making progess!

the buffer problem with mplayer may be your sound servers.

depending on where mplayer is (ie, if it is being called from your brower) you need to set it ( by right clicking) after it starts.. then change the settings (ie to oss, or whatever works )
 
Old 02-09-2006, 06:47 PM   #7
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What version of mplayerplug-in are you using because version 3 or higher should be used instead.

plugger works but you need to know how to control it.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 06:55 PM   #8
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Sometimes u can figure out why it's not working by running the file in a terminal. If a file doesn't work or just buffers, download and save the file and run (mplayer filename)in a terminal. if it's missing a codec or file type you will get an error message that tells you why it didn't run. if it's a codec than you know you don't have all the codecs you need. Hope this helps
 
  


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