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pablowablo 08-22-2004 11:43 PM

argh can't install mplayer plugin for mozilla
 
I'm getting frustrated now... I tried a lot of things and still no success :( can anyone give me a walkthrough on how to install mplayer plugins to mozilla?

Here are the things I tried so far (to no avail). each step I purge my mplayer package

1. apt-get install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-mozilla

nope nothing happened here

2. apt-get mplayer
installed mozplugger.deb

no success either

3. got latest rpm package of mplayer and mplayer-plugin
converted the rpm to .deb through alien

nada

4. installed mplayer from source (success)
apt-get mozplugger / mozilla-mplayer / mplayer-mozilla


darn... I tried everything I can think of and it still doesn't work...


hmmm btw I'm trying to player wmv streams... this site in particular :p

http://www.nbc.com/nbc/Late_Night_with_Conan_O'Brien/video/

pablowablo 08-23-2004 07:33 AM

bump

damn66 08-23-2004 07:59 AM

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ stable main
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main

add this line to etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get mozilla-mplayer

pablowablo 08-23-2004 08:45 AM

hello, thanks for the reply...

I did what you said... but it still doesn't work :(


Hmmm how do I know that the mozilla-mplayer package was successfully installed?

I dunno, maybe it's already installed fine but just missing the needed codecs....


I'm trying to play wmv streams...

elluva 08-24-2004 01:27 PM

first make sure you can play a wmv from the command line with mplayer. If it doesn't work then it is probably due to a mistake in /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf.
Once this works, check if the plugin and component file from the mplayer plugin are actually in the mozilla plugin and component directory. (eg. is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin and /usr/lib/mozilla/component, but should be in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/plugin and /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/plugin) this is something that happens quite often with binary install for the plugin.

damn66 08-26-2004 04:59 AM

etc/apt/sources.list file, add these lines to the end of the file...

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main

After fixing the sources.list file you must connect to the internet and update the apt cache:

bash# apt-get update

Now you can install mplayer:

apt-get install mplayer-686 mplayer-fonst

apt-get install mozilla-mplayer flashplayer-mozilla


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