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Old 08-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
cryptonoia
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VLC Plugin crashes Firefox 6, any filetype


Hi all, I'm using Slackware current, Firefox 6 and VLC 1.1.11 (I used AlienBob's SlackBuild, if that's significant), and any time I try to open a multimedia file in Firefox the browser crashes. To test this, I removed the plugin and tried to open the file, whereupon I got a download dialogue. Here is my about: plugins page:
Quote:
Enabled plugins
Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
Find updates for installed plugins at mozilla.com/plugincheck.
Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
Shockwave Flash

File: libflashplayer.so
Version:
Shockwave Flash 11.0 d1

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_27

File: libnpjp2.so
Version:
The next generation Java plug-in for Mozilla browsers.

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-java-vm Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet Java™ Plug-in Applet
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_27 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean Java™ Plug-in JavaBeans
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 Java™ Plug-in
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_27 Java™ Plug-in
VLC Multimedia Plug-in

File: libvlcplugin.so
Version:
Version 1.1.11 The Luggage, copyright 1996-2007 The VideoLAN Team
http://www.videolan.org/

MIME Type Description Suffixes
audio/mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega
audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe
video/x-mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe
video/mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob
video/x-mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob
audio/x-mpegurl MPEG audio m3u
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4
audio/mp4 MPEG-4 audio mp4,mpg4
audio/x-m4a MPEG-4 audio m4a
application/mpeg4-iod MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4
application/mpeg4-muxcodetable MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4
video/x-m4v MPEG-4 video m4v
video/x-msvideo AVI video avi
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov,qt
application/x-ogg Ogg stream ogg
application/ogg Ogg stream ogg
video/ogg Ogg video ogv
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC plug-in vlc
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media Video asf,asx
video/x-ms-asf Windows Media Video asf,asx
application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media Video wvx
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media Audio wma
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plug-in
audio/wav WAV audio wav
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav
audio/3gpp 3GPP audio 3gp,3gpp
video/3gpp 3GPP video 3gp,3gpp
audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 audio 3g2,3gpp2
video/3gpp2 3GPP2 video 3g2,3gpp2
video/divx DivX video divx
video/flv FLV video flv
video/x-flv FLV video flv
video/x-matroska Matroska video mkv
audio/x-matroska Matroska audio mka
application/xspf+xml Playlist xspf xspf
video/webm WebM video webm
audio/webm WebM audio webm
audio/amr AMR audio amr
I've seen on an FAQ (either Mozilla's or VLC's, can't remember which) that WMV will sometimes crash the plugin, but I've tried a few types, including mp3, Ogg Vorbis, mp4 video, &c. Anybody have any insight on this?
 
Old 08-26-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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hmm, you think maybe running firefox behind strace might point to where it hangs?

It may give you an idea of whats crashing firefox ( outside of vlc ). Try:
Code:
sudo find / -executable -name "firefox" -exec strace -cfrv {} \;
After you run that, paste it back here bud. Oh yeah, if your on slack just use su -c or something.

EDIT: almost forgot, you're gonna need to generate the error whil;e running that. So, once firefox opens just do what ever usually crashes it.

Last edited by mrmnemo; 08-26-2011 at 06:36 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 02:00 AM   #3
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First off, thanks for your help. Here's what I got trying to open an mp3:
Quote:
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: VLC media player - 1.1.11 The Luggage
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: Copyright © 1996-2011 the VideoLAN team
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: revision exported
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: configured with ./configure '--prefix=/usr' '--libdir=/usr/lib' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--mandir=/usr/man' '--docdir=/usr/doc/vlc-1.1.11' '--localstatedir=/var' '--without-contrib' '--disable-rpath' '--disable-debug' '--disable-static' '--disable-jack' '--disable-gnomevfs' '--disable-zvbi' '--disable-snapshot' '--enable-shared' '--enable-optimize-memory=no' '--enable-qt4' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-lua' '--enable-pvr' '--enable-dc1394' '--enable-dv' '--enable-dvbpsi' '--enable-dvdnav' '--with-dvdnav-config-path=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/bin' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-libcddb' '--enable-svg' '--enable-svgalib' '--enable-telx' '--enable-libass' '--enable-v4l' '--enable-caca' '--enable-aa' '--enable-switcher' '--enable-upnp' '--enable-flac' '--enable-shout' '--enable-schroedinger' '--enable-live555' '--with-live555-tree=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/live' '--enable-real' '--enable-realrtsp' '--enable-speex' '--enable-x264' '--enable-a52' '--with-a52-tree=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/a52dec-0.7.4' '--enable-faad' '--with-faad-tree=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/faad2-2.7' '--enable-twolame' '--enable-ogg' '--enable-vorbis' '--enable-theora' '--enable-avcodec' '--enable-avformat' '--enable-swscale' '--enable-id3tag' '--enable-mozilla' '--with-mozilla-sdk-path=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/xulrunner-sdk' '--enable-loader' '--enable-run-as-root' '--program-prefix=' '--program-suffix=' '--build=i486-slackware-linux' 'build_alias=i486-slackware-linux' 'CFLAGS=-I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include -I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include/xulrunner -O2 -march=i486 -mtune=i686' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic -L/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib ' 'LIBS=-lva -lva-x11 -lX11 -lXext -lXfixes -ldrm' 'CPPFLAGS=-I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include -I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include/xulrunner' 'CXXFLAGS=-I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include -I/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/include/xulrunner -O2 -march=i486 -mtune=i686' 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib/pkgconfig' 'PROJECTM_LIBS=-lprojectM /tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib/libMilkdropPresetFactory.a /tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib/libRenderer.a -lGLU -lGLEW -lGL' 'PROJECTM2_LIBS=-lprojectM /tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib/libMilkdropPresetFactory.a /tmp/build/tmp-vlc/vlcdeps/usr/lib/libRenderer.a -lGLU -lGLEW -lGL'
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: translation test: code is "C"
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: checking plugin modules
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: loading plugins cache file /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins-04041e-28.dat
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins'
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: saving plugins cache /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins-04041e-28.dat
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: module bank initialized (400 modules)
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: CPU has capabilities MMX MMXEXT FPU
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: looking for memcpy module: 3 candidates
[0xa609077c] main libvlc debug: using memcpy module "memcpymmxext"
[0xa6636e6c] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0xa6636e6c] main interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
[0xa6636f1c] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
(Snip: some processes attached, detached, resumed and suspended here.)
[0xa45f245c] main playlist debug: Activated
[0xa6636f1c] main interface debug: using interface module "inhibit"
[0xa45f245c] main playlist debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
[0xa45f245c] main playlist debug: rebuild done - 0 items, index -1
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: Creating an input for 'http://www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3'
Process 19465 attached
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: thread started
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: thread (input) created at priority 10 (input/input.c:220)
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: `http://www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3' gives access `http' demux `' path `www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3'
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: creating demux: access='http' demux='' path='www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3'
[0xa60f292c] main demux debug: looking for access_demux module: 0 candidates
[0xa60f292c] main demux debug: no access_demux module matched "http"
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: creating access 'http' path='www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3'
[0xa670821c] main access debug: looking for access module: 2 candidates
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: http: server='www.liddellsystems.com' port=80 file='/blog/broadcast.mp3'
[0xa670821c] main access debug: net: connecting to www.liddellsystems.com port 80
[0xa670821c] main access debug: connection succeeded (socket = 56)
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: protocol 'HTTP' answer code 206
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: Server: Apache
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: this frame size=21246016
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: stream size=21246016,pos=0,remaining=21246016
[0xa670821c] access_http access debug: Content-Type: audio/mpeg
[0xa670821c] main access debug: using access module "access_http"
[0xa916c4fc] main stream debug: Using AStream*Stream
[0xa916c4fc] main stream debug: pre buffering
[0xa916c4fc] main stream debug: received first data after 1 ms
[0xa916c4fc] main stream debug: pre-buffering done 1024 bytes in 0s - 749 KiB/s
[0xa916c5bc] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 5 candidates
[0xa916c5bc] main stream debug: no stream_filter module matching "any" could be loaded
[0xa916c5bc] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 1 candidate
[0xa916c5bc] main stream debug: using stream_filter module "stream_filter_record"
[0xa664c0dc] main input debug: creating demux: access='http' demux='' path='www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3'
[0xa2c7115c] main demux debug: ID3v2.4 revision 0 tag found, skipping 1024 bytes
[0xa2c7115c] main demux debug: looking for demux module: 51 candidates
[0xa2c7115c] es demux debug: detected format mpga
[0xa60df47c] main demux packetizer debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
[0xa60df47c] main demux packetizer debug: using packetizer module "mpeg_audio"
[0xa2c7115c] main demux debug: using demux module "es"
[0xa66487bc] main demux meta debug: looking for meta reader module: 3 candidates
TagLib: Could not open file www.liddellsystems.com/blog/broadcast.mp3
[0xa66487bc] id3tag demux meta debug: checking for ID3v1/2 and APEv1/2 tags
[0xa66487bc] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /root/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0xa66487bc] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0xa66487bc] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
Hope this helps.

Here's what I got after ^C:
Quote:
% time seconds usecs/call calls errors syscall
------ ----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
85.32 32.280696 1256 25703 4350 futex
7.78 2.943497 77 38044 poll
6.44 2.434630 1217315 2 1 epoll_wait
0.21 0.080988 526 154 fdatasync
0.07 0.026402 777 34 14 waitpid
0.03 0.013005 0 54733 37544 read
0.02 0.008536 0 57852 gettimeofday
0.02 0.008000 615 13 fsync
0.02 0.007381 351 21 execve
0.02 0.007232 134 54 clone
0.02 0.005775 0 50369 clock_gettime
0.01 0.003764 1 7210 write
0.01 0.003752 0 10148 writev
0.01 0.003414 3414 1 fork
0.00 0.001374 5 288 getdents64
0.00 0.000943 0 2211 1 _llseek
0.00 0.000843 0 2188 619 open
0.00 0.000504 1 438 111 connect
0.00 0.000457 65 7 1 madvise
0.00 0.000439 5 95 42 unlink
0.00 0.000377 0 1662 mmap2
0.00 0.000375 0 2986 916 close
0.00 0.000189 0 1384 814 recv
0.00 0.000183 0 1940 518 stat64
0.00 0.000171 0 3805 2 fcntl64
0.00 0.000148 0 381 send
0.00 0.000138 3 54 5 mkdir
0.00 0.000078 0 460 munmap
0.00 0.000072 0 690 490 access
0.00 0.000072 0 346 socket
0.00 0.000053 0 263 rt_sigaction
0.00 0.000053 0 1482 fstat64
0.00 0.000041 0 174 mprotect
0.00 0.000038 0 185 21 lstat64
0.00 0.000028 1 26 ftruncate64
0.00 0.000024 0 713 7 ioctl
0.00 0.000021 0 422 rt_sigprocmask
0.00 0.000020 10 2 sysinfo
0.00 0.000019 10 2 getppid
0.00 0.000019 0 53 getuid32
0.00 0.000019 0 51 geteuid32
0.00 0.000012 0 146 recvfrom
0.00 0.000000 0 6 chdir
0.00 0.000000 0 231 time
0.00 0.000000 0 1 chmod
0.00 0.000000 0 598 lseek
0.00 0.000000 0 2 getpid
0.00 0.000000 0 26 26 ptrace
0.00 0.000000 0 13 rename
0.00 0.000000 0 29 pipe
0.00 0.000000 0 191 brk
0.00 0.000000 0 2 umask
0.00 0.000000 0 26 dup2
0.00 0.000000 0 2 getpgrp
0.00 0.000000 0 1 setsid
0.00 0.000000 0 1 symlink
0.00 0.000000 0 8 2 readlink
0.00 0.000000 0 1 ftruncate
0.00 0.000000 0 1 statfs
0.00 0.000000 0 16 fstatfs
0.00 0.000000 0 14 sigreturn
0.00 0.000000 0 62 uname
0.00 0.000000 0 36 getdents
0.00 0.000000 0 3 sched_getparam
0.00 0.000000 0 29 sched_setscheduler
0.00 0.000000 0 3 sched_getscheduler
0.00 0.000000 0 62 sched_get_priority_max
0.00 0.000000 0 59 sched_get_priority_min
0.00 0.000000 0 2 1 prctl
0.00 0.000000 0 5 getcwd
0.00 0.000000 0 2 sigaltstack
0.00 0.000000 0 16 getrlimit
0.00 0.000000 0 46 getgid32
0.00 0.000000 0 46 getegid32
0.00 0.000000 0 3 getresuid32
0.00 0.000000 0 3 getresgid32
0.00 0.000000 0 4 gettid
0.00 0.000000 0 2 sched_getaffinity
0.00 0.000000 0 21 set_thread_area
0.00 0.000000 0 2 epoll_create
0.00 0.000000 0 3 epoll_ctl
0.00 0.000000 0 6 set_tid_address
0.00 0.000000 0 6 clock_getres
0.00 0.000000 0 1 tgkill
0.00 0.000000 0 4 2 inotify_add_watch
0.00 0.000000 0 37 set_robust_list
0.00 0.000000 0 24 fallocate
0.00 0.000000 0 1 eventfd2
0.00 0.000000 0 3 pipe2
0.00 0.000000 0 1 inotify_init1
0.00 0.000000 0 59 bind
0.00 0.000000 0 1 listen
0.00 0.000000 0 423 getsockname
0.00 0.000000 0 34 18 getpeername
0.00 0.000000 0 3 socketpair
0.00 0.000000 0 58 sendto
0.00 0.000000 0 94 setsockopt
0.00 0.000000 0 92 getsockopt
0.00 0.000000 0 3 sendmsg
0.00 0.000000 0 178 1 recvmsg
0.00 0.000000 0 1 accept4
0.00 0.000000 0 1 shmat
0.00 0.000000 0 1 shmget
0.00 0.000000 0 1 shmctl
------ ----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
100.00 37.833782 269402 45506 total

Last edited by cryptonoia; 08-27-2011 at 02:02 AM. Reason: adding more information
 
Old 08-27-2011, 02:29 AM   #4
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FWIW I get the vlc-plugin from gecko-mediaplayer as shown by about: plugins

Code:
mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.9.2

    File: gecko-mediaplayer.so
    Version: 
    Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2
....
audio/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg,oga
audio/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg,oga
video/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Video 	ogg,ogm
video/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Video 	ogg,ogm
application/x-vlc-plugin 	VLC plug-in 	vlc
application/x-google-vlc-plugin 	Google VLC plug-in 	
audio/flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac
audio/x-flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac
video/fli
....
I don't experience any problems with this setup.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-27-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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hmm

I had hoped that the command I posted might shows some kind of "in your face!" kind of error. Either way, I checked what I had on my box

Now, I am not running slackware, but I am running Firefox 6. I noticed a version gap between out two installs:
Code:


VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.30.2)

    File: libtotem-cone-plugin.so
    Version: 
    The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes
application/x-vlc-plugin 	VLC Multimedia Plugin 	
application/vlc 	VLC Multimedia Plugin 	
video/x-google-vlc-plugin 	VLC Multimedia Plugin 	
application/x-ogg 	Ogg multimedia file 	ogg
application/ogg 	Ogg multimedia file 	ogg
audio/ogg 	Ogg Audio 	oga
audio/x-ogg 	Ogg Audio 	ogg
video/ogg 	Ogg Video 	ogv
video/x-ogg 	Ogg Video 	ogg
application/annodex 	Annodex exchange format 	anx
audio/annodex 	Annodex Audio 	axa
video/annodex 	Annodex Video 	axv
video/mpeg 	MPEG video 	mpg, mpeg, mpe
audio/wav 	WAV audio 	wav
audio/x-wav 	WAV audio 	wav
audio/mpeg 	MP3 audio 	mp3
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 	NullSoft video 	nsv
video/flv 	Flash video 	flv
application/x-totem-plugin 	Totem Multimedia plugin 	
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

    File: libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
    Version: 
    The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.
Wonder if that might have something to do with it. A small version difference is not that big of a deal; however, a big difference I think could be a problem. Have you tailed /var/log/messages or possibly /var/log/daemon.log ( not sure if slackware has a daemon.log ).
 
Old 08-27-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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After looking around I think your issue is the version of the vlc plug your using. The 1.1.* series seems to have been preferred for Firefox 3.6. Can you try building the newer version or perhaps try using the totem replacement plug? Seems that it might be worth the effort to try trouble shooting it.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
FWIW I get the vlc-plugin from gecko-mediaplayer as shown by about: plugins

Code:
mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.9.2

    File: gecko-mediaplayer.so
    Version: 
    Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2
....
audio/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg,oga
audio/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg,oga
video/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Video 	ogg,ogm
video/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Video 	ogg,ogm
application/x-vlc-plugin 	VLC plug-in 	vlc
application/x-google-vlc-plugin 	Google VLC plug-in 	
audio/flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac
audio/x-flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac
video/fli
....
I don't experience any problems with this setup.
ciao,
jdk
jdkaye, I tried installing the gecko-mediaplayer plugin and Firefox just immediately crashed on startup.

mrmnemo, as far as I can see, VLC 1.1.11 is the latest version out there. As far as getting Totem to run on a Gnome-less system - more trouble than it's worth, I think. I'm going to keep plugging away at this (rimshot) and get back to you.

--EDIT--

I suspected something wasn't right with the gecko-mediaplayer plugin, and it turns out I hadn't configured both mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer to use GConf. Once I did that, all was well. Thanks for your help, guys.

Last edited by cryptonoia; 08-27-2011 at 12:20 PM. Reason: mistake
 
Old 08-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #8
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Quote:
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jdkaye, I tried installing the gecko-mediaplayer plugin and Firefox just immediately crashed on startup.
I assume you removed the VLC plugin before installing gecko. Correct? Try running FFx from the command line and see what error messages it gives when it crashes.

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #9
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #10
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I assume you removed the VLC plugin before installing gecko. Correct? Try running FFx from the command line and see what error messages it gives when it crashes.

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I did remove the VLC plugin, yeah. Then I remembered that I had compiled mplayer with GConf support and then gecko-mediaplayer without it, so that's why it crashed. So I recompiled gecko-mediaplayer with GConf support and now it runs like a dream.
 
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I did remove the VLC plugin, yeah. Then I remembered that I had compiled mplayer with GConf support and then gecko-mediaplayer without it, so that's why it crashed. So I recompiled gecko-mediaplayer with GConf support and now it runs like a dream.
That's great! I'm pleased it workd out for you.
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