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Old 10-13-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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How to get xine to play quicktime/windows media in firefox

I'm kind of a newcomer to linux and debian.

I have a debian sarge (unstable) system up and running with firefox and xine installed. I have installed the win32 and quicktime codecs and pointed xine at them. They work fine on certian sites that actually bring up the media player. ( I see video, hear sound)

The problem I'm having is on sites like Sirius and quicktime movie trialers, it brings up a javascript type box/player or the player is embedded into the site. Can anyone give me some assistance on how to get these to work on linux system.

I get an icon in the browser that says the appropriate plugin in not installed, from there I've no idea where to locate the plugin, I do not see a project listed on the mozillia page. I do see these instructions, however I've no real idea how to create the link that it's talking about.

1. Build and install gxine.
2. Create symbolic links to the following files in your Mozilla plugins directory: gxineplugin.a

I confirmed that I do have all 3 of the riles listed, I'm just unsure how symbolic links work.

I've found information on a mplayer type plug in for mozillia, but I was hoping to find something that works for xine.

Thanks in advance for all the help I've gotten off this forum.
Old 10-14-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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I'm a n00b also, but this should be how it works-

1.) Go to terminal and SU

For example-
ln -s /whatever directory plugin is located/gxineplugin.a /home/khai/firefox/plugins
As far as what a symbolic link is and what it does...I have no clue
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the gxine plugins are located in /usr/lib/gxine/, so the commands would look like this:

ln -s /usr/lib/gxine/gxineplugin.a gxineplugin.a
ln -s /usr/lib/gxine/
ln -s /usr/lib/gxine/
you'd need to be inside the firefox plugins directory when you run the commands...

if you installed firefox as a regular user in your home directory, then you won't need to be root to create the links...

good luck...

PS: this isn't really a debian question...


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Old 10-14-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help on this matter.

I've got the links created and they show up in the directory correctly.

I apologize if this is considered posted in the wrong forum, but am grateful that you took the time to assist me.

Thanks again.


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