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Old 03-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Mozilla manage file types


I am trying to change how different file types are managed in Firefox and the controls are grayed out. I'm assuming that this is because I'm logged on with an account that doesn't have root rights to make the changes. I'm trying to add gxine to handle video files in Mozilla, how would I do that. I am running Slackware 12 and mozilla ver. 2.0.0.13

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Old 03-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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Hello,

It is under Edit->Preferences and then click on the Content tab. The last option in that screen is File Types; click on Manage. There you can associate a particular filetype(s) with a particular program or action.
 
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It is under Edit->Preferences and then click on the Content tab. The last option in that screen is File Types; click on Manage. There you can associate a particular filetype(s) with a particular program or action.
Yes that is where I'm looking. I'm trying to add a browser plugin for gxine.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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Yes that is where I'm looking. I'm trying to add a browser plugin for gxine.
Are you trying to add a plugin or make gxine handle a filetype?
 
Old 03-27-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Hello,

If you are indeed trying to add a plugin, try this command at a terminal:

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% ln -s /usr/lib/gxine/gxineplugin.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 03-27-2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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For handling MIME types (if that's what you're trying to do), try going to "about:config" in Firefox and changing plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types to false (I *think* that's what I did, but I can't really remember). You may also wish to download the MIME Edit extension or something similar. Sorry if I misunderstood your post.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 03:57 PM   #7
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If you are indeed trying to add a plugin, try this command at a terminal:

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% ln -s /usr/lib/gxine/gxineplugin.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
gxine is playing the video now in the web browser firefox but the video is all green, red ,blue and funky looking. I've tried tweaking the settings in gxine like saturation settings and stuff but it still is messed up. Even if I don't view a video through firefox but just a file off my desktop it does the same thing, weird. Thanks for the link that seemed to help.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 10:34 PM   #8
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I would recommend the mplayer plugin over gxine any day. It gives you a plugin for just about every kind of media (wmp, real, quicktime, etc). The easiest way to install it is to simply use the slackBuilds at slackbuilds.org.

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Mplayer
mplayer-plugin

Alien Bob also has a nice script for vlc and its plugin. While I don't have any experience with that plugin, I can definitely say vlc media player is great.

With plugins like these you really don't have to worry about messing with how Firefox manages file types as that is a separate issue. If you need direction on that specifically I can point you in the right direction, though.
 
  


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