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Old 04-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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gxine plugin not playing, gxine itself works ok


Hello,

I am running slackware 12.2. I am facing a problem with the gxine plugin of firefox (3.0.8). Although the gxine itself works ok when I am pasting the mms address to it (open mrl...), the plugin of the firefox does not work (it is enabled).
So, from the web page when I just click the "live radio" it does not work.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 02:54 AM   #2
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gxine is perhaps *the one* thing in Slackware that I'd like to see go away. The FF plugin always freezes and the player itself is not very usable either (this is my experience, of course). I can suggest that you install mplayer and then mplayerplug-in (can be found in slackbuilds.org), I'm using mplayerplug-in for mms streams without any problems.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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thanx Ilgar, mplayer plug-in seems to do the job better than gxine. Live radio is working from the specific site I was interested.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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gxine is perhaps *the one* thing in Slackware that I'd like to see go away. The FF plugin always freezes and the player itself is not very usable either (this is my experience, of course).
Couldn't agree more. I remove the gxine package as one of the first things I do post-install these days.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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Just to elaborate a bit more - I see nothing wrong with Xine itself, it works well (and has a decent GUI, too) but gxine is a disaster.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 02:49 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ilgar View Post
gxine is perhaps *the one* thing in Slackware that I'd like to see go away. The FF plugin always freezes and the player itself is not very usable either (this is my experience, of course). I can suggest that you install mplayer and then mplayerplug-in (can be found in slackbuilds.org), I'm using mplayerplug-in for mms streams without any problems.
This has been my experience also. The mplayerplug-in works well for me.
Oddly enough, the gxine plugin is supported by Mozilla; but the mplayerplug-in is not:
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html
 
Old 04-13-2009, 10:51 PM   #7
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Seems we're unanimous with regard to gxine.

Xine however, rocks for me. Config it to launch borderless, learn a few keyboard controls and you're golden. The only shortcoming I found was it's unintuitive playlist manager. I wrote a script to auto build playlists and all is good. Actually, I like it better then a GUI manager, the lists are just there waiting to be called (or clicked).

As to the plugin, gxine's had several problems for me.

* Few mime types (no .wav, .flv etc...)
* Access via frontend (slow, broke page layout)
* Oh, and it didn't work


Solution: Use the xine plugin

* 76 mime types
* direct lib access
* no frontend - embeds cleanly
* much more stable (for me)
* oh, and it works

I sent a buildscript to Pat for the xine plugin.
He never replied; I must be on /dev/null duty.

Tried to give it to SBO... rejected! Actually, I don't know what the deal is there. For all the SBO submissions I've attempted the page refreshes, that's it. No success message; No error message; No nuttin'? I must be on /dev/null duty.

Note: I removed the gxine pkg completely.
I don't know what, if any, conflicts will occur
by having both xine and gxine plugins installed.

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