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Old 02-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Mplayer plugin can't play video from cnn.com


Hi friends,

I am very happy with the fresh install of FC6, i386, with the livna repos enabled. I have everything working properly, all codecs, maplayer, xine, vlc, flash 9 and all the non-free stuff. Basically i followed the "fedora-solved" website, and I am a happy camper !

However, there's one little problem :

On Firefox 1.5.0.9, I try to watch cnn.com (or lci.fr) videos.

The screen opens, it says it is connecting (mplayer plugin), I hear a brief second of sound, and then it says "stopped", and it goes back to connecting again and again...

I was using Mandriva 2007 for 3 months without this issue...

Maybe there's a tweak to be done in the config of that mplayer plugin...

If any of you has an idea, that will help me a great deal !

Thanks in advance for your time !
 
Old 02-20-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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As a follow up that might be of some help for other readers, here's a temporary solution :

I opened the video I wanted to play, let's say it's one from cnn.com. Mplayer plugin kept on reconecting... But I right-clicked the video, and chose "copy URL". Then I opened VLC, and played the URL, and the video plays fine...

It is not perfect, but it allows me to watch the news...

If any of you has a better idea, do not hesitate !

 
Old 02-22-2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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As a follow up that might be of some help for other readers, here's a temporary solution :

I opened the video I wanted to play, let's say it's one from cnn.com. Mplayer plugin kept on reconecting... But I right-clicked the video, and chose "copy URL". Then I opened VLC, and played the URL, and the video plays fine...

It is not perfect, but it allows me to watch the news...

If any of you has a better idea, do not hesitate !

When you first use the mplayerplug-in, you need to configure the video and audio drivers. You will need to do this, right click and click on properties. A new box will open. Under video, select the x11 driver, and for audio, select the alsa driver. Re-start firefox, and that should take care of it. I've had the same problems in the past, and doing this always fixes the problem. I hope this helps you out.

Last edited by stormtracknole; 02-22-2007 at 09:05 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 08:58 AM   #4
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When you first use the mplayerplug-in, you need to configure the video and audio drivers. You will need to do this, right click and click on properties. A nex box will open. Under video, select the x11 driver, and for audio, select the alsa driver. Re-start firefox, and that should take care of it. I've had the same problems in the past, and doing this always fixes the problem. I hope this helps you out.
Well, thank you very much, Stormtracknole, as your tip worked 100% !!!

I hope it will also help other readers, thanks for posting your good answer
 
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Well, thank you very much, Stormtracknole, as your tip worked 100% !!!

I hope it will also help other readers, thanks for posting your good answer
Not a problem. Hope that info helps others!
 
  


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