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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


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'Brien/video/

pablowablo 08-23-2004 07:33 AM


damn66 08-23-2004 07:59 AM

deb stable main
deb testing main
deb 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 testing main
deb 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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