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Old 06-28-2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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VLC 0.8.6h will not play WMV video from Opera 9.5 browser

Opera: opera-9.50-2042.gcc4.shared.qt3
VLC: vlc-0.8.6h-1.lvn8
Plugins: mozilla-vlc 0.8.6h-1.lvn8

When attempting to view trailers, .wmv files via Opera browser, the webpage states I need to install WMP plug-in. I prefer VideoLanClient (VLC) and Opera for all my video viewing (off or online) and web browsing, respectively. I have the "mozilla-vlc" plug-in installed and WMP clips play flawlessly in Firefox, but not Opera. With Opera I receive a vacant square were the trailer should be viewed from. Now, I thought all *.wmv, *.qt, & *.mov files would be handled by the "vlcplugin." Said plugin,, is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ by default and setup correctly (I think), under Opera's Advanced > Downloads section. Opera states it is using "VLC multimedia plugin,", to handle *.wmv, *.wmx files with a MIME type of "video/x-ms-wmv." Am I overlooking something ?


I solved my Opera video problem by installing the following plugin via yum.

Installed Packages
gecko-mediaplayer.i386 0.6.2-1.lvn8 installed
mplayer.i386 1.0-0.91.20080531svn.l installed

Last edited by O(V)eGA_l2el); 06-28-2008 at 11:12 PM. Reason: Solved issue


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