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Old 02-10-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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How do I get Mplayer to play this radio station as a plug-in?


I finally got a bunch of stuff updated now that I have my Packman repository fixed. I can get Mplayer to play this radio station from the command prompt, but it still won't play it with the plug-in as it does for everybody else. It worked about 6 months ago, but something made it stop working, like maybe an automatic update, or who knows what it could be. I don't do that much to my system because it was already exactly the way I wanted it. MPlayer and all of my codecs are all up to date. It won't play videos off of yahoo, or anything at all anymore, unless I tell it to from the command line. Kaffeine and Xine seem to have taken over the plug-in responsibilites, when it is capable of that. Only MPlayer is able to play this radio station, but without the plug-in working, there is much content missing. Somebody else was able to play it with the plug-in, but he was using Mandrake and Firefox 2.0.0.1, which doesn't seem to be available for Suse. The version numbers are probably irrelevant when comparing distro applications. Where can I adjust the settings for which players handle various responsibilities?

Here is the URL for the radio station if it means anything.

http://www.1.fm/TuneIn/WM/energyClub128k/Listen.aspx

Whenever Mplayer plug-in tries to play something, it takes over the screen, goes through some execution script, then just stops, showing a simple "Stopped" statement on its screen.

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Old 02-11-2007, 01:12 AM   #2
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I have researched this issue and found a relatively small number of people (5-20) who have had this problem and inquired about it. I have only found one definite fix for it, aside from downgrading versions.

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mplayerplug-in 3.30 will probably work on your machine if you add the following to ~/.mplayer/config

nortc=1
nolirc=1

There is a bug in mplayerplug-in that is worked around by setting those two options. This will be fixed in the next release.

The thing about this fix is that I have the new release, 3.31, so according to this poster, it should be fixed. I went to /home/justin/.mplayer/config and looked at that file, only to find that it is completely empty. Does this sound odd?

Last edited by agentchange; 02-11-2007 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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You haven't given us any info about your version of Suse or Firefox.

I am on Suse 10.2, and Firefox 1.5.0.9. My MPlayer is 1.0rc1-1.pm.1 & mplayerplug-in is 3.31-0.pm.2. I left the Firefox settings in the Edit > Preferences > Content > Manage File Types set to the default.

The station at your link seems to be playing OK.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #4
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All of my versions are completely up-to-date, exactly the same as yours except for Suse. My Manage File Types is actually located in a different section, in Preferences>Downloads>View and Edit Actions. Some of the file types are still supposed to be used by MPlayer, probably the same layout as default, though now that I have updated a bunch of other codec packages, other media players are taking up the slack when they are capable of it. Still cannot get the radio to work, though, nor can I do anything with Yahoo news videos. That could be a lingering Flash update issue that I am going to look into, even though I already updated it to a Beta.

I probably just need to trash this whole system, the hardware and everything, and start all over with 10.2.
 
  


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