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Old 01-17-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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mplayer plug-in, firefox, quicktime problem

Well in the page here:

the embedded QuickTime video works w/o problems,
but the streaming one doesn't very well.

It displays "Click here to watch movie" and the first time I clicked on it, I linked it to totem, which doesn't work. Now I don't know how to change which program to link it to(When I click on the picture nothing happens).
Old 01-18-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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You can configure how firefox handles quicktime files from the content tab of FF's preferences dialog by clicking the Manage... button.
Old 01-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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There's only 3 things in there, and not what I want.
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Player Quicktime Problem

Hi to try to answer your question
and ask another ( hope that's okay)

I have fedora 10 and I had the same problem
I had to get rid of Totem, (had Package Manager Uninstall it)
and installed the separate mplayer package, (different from totem )
then I downloaded the mplayerplug-in and installed in firefox

( also there is an actual mplayer site, where you can get the latest )

Default settings for streaming, buffering, etc are good enough
All the test movies on the site you referenced run fine

There are some critical dependencies - so I would read the install instructions carefully

I have fedora 10
Firefox 3.0.7
MPlayerplug-in 3.55
MPlayer SVN-r28461-4.3.2

works using KDE and GNOME desktop manager

On actual sites all Except for apples embedded quicktime movies run

Apple embedded quicktime from the apple web site crashes firefox
-I probably need to get the newer codecs for it
I even uninstall the packaged version of Firefox and downloaded from Mozilla the latest Firefox 3.0.7 and ge the same results


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