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Old 08-03-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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Cant play videos in browser since dual boot

Its a strange one Ive got here.
Since reverting back to a dual boot (xp and jaunty) I havent been able to play in browser videos. These include BBC iplayer and other less reputable film/tv video sites (veoh, etc) .

I get the same problem in firefox and opera.

Also, Ive had problems with site links not being recognised and general not-working, but seen as its on both browsers and has only happened since I re-booted the system I can only assume theres a deeper reason

I dont know if its related but i couldnt play other videos initially on vlc, totem or Mplayer either. This was fixed by changing the vlc video settings to x11 instead of default and now works fine. Probably unrelated but there you go.

Heres the aboutlugins from my firefox. Ive tried installing quite a few on different peoples indications with no luck.

All help will be greatly appreciated. this has been driving me mad for ages!

Installed plugins

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Shockwave Flash

File name:
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r999

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
Default Plugin

File name:
The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
* All types .* Yes
Demo Print Plugin for unix/linux

File name:
The demo print plugin for unix.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-print-unix-nsplugin Demo Print Plugin for Unix/Linux .pnt Yes
VLC Multimedia Plug-in

File name:
Version 0.9.9a Grishenko, copyright 1996-2007 The VideoLAN Team

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
video/x-mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
audio/x-mpegurl MPEG audio m3u Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
audio/mp4 MPEG-4 audio mp4,mpg4 Yes
audio/x-m4a MPEG-4 audio m4a Yes
application/mpeg4-iod MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
application/mpeg4-muxcodetable MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video avi Yes
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov,qt Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC plug-in vlc Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
video/x-ms-asf Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media Video wvx Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media Audio wma Yes
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plug-in Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/3gpp 3GPP audio 3gp,3gpp Yes
video/3gpp 3GPP video 3gp,3gpp Yes
audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 audio 3g2,3gpp2 Yes
video/3gpp2 3GPP2 video 3g2,3gpp2 Yes
video/divx DivX video divx Yes
video/flv FLV video flv Yes
video/x-flv FLV video flv Yes
video/x-matroska Matroska video mkv Yes
audio/x-matroska Matroska audio mka Yes
application/xspf+xml Playlist xspf xspf Yes
DivX Web Player

File name:
DivX Web Player version

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/divx AVI video divx Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0

File name:
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4 Yes
image/x-macpaint MacPaint Bitmap image pntg Yes
image/x-quicktime Macintosh Quickdraw/PICT drawing pict, pict1, pict2 Yes
video/x-m4v MPEG-4 video m4v Yes
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.26.1)

File name:
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/vlc VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
video/x-google-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Audio ogg Yes
video/ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Video ogg Yes
application/annodex Annodex exchange format anx Yes
audio/annodex Annodex Audio axa Yes
video/annodex Annodex Video axv Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg, mpeg, mpe Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/mpeg MP3 audio mp3 Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 NullSoft video nsv Yes
video/flv Flash video flv Yes
application/x-totem-plugin Totem Multimedia plugin Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

File name:
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-mplayer2 AVI video avi, wma, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin ASF video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf ASF video asf Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wm Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmv Yes
application/x-ms-wms Windows Media video wms Yes
application/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmp Yes
application/asx Microsoft ASX playlist asx Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media audio wma Yes
Shockwave Flash

File name:

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
Old 09-02-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
Fred Caro
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problems with playback

Had similar problems myself but eventually resolved. Copyright issues will always be there and picking your way through them is a minefield. Backward engineering takes time and vendors change their code to avoid that.
Re-installed BBC iplayer and it cured the problem but that maybe dependent on proprietary prerequisites. Keep trying or work out a script for installing unofficial addons.



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