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Old 03-06-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
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Mplayer plugin problem (Mozilla closes automatically)

I have installed mplayer plugin 2.45 together with mplayer 0.92. Doesn't have any error during installation. But whenever I try to open some streaming video or music, Mozilla just closes down automatically. Can anyone help? By the way, I am using Mozilla 0.9.9. Is this version too old for mplayer plugin?
Old 03-06-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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Quite possible your Mozilla is far too old. The latest stable release is v1.6 (1.7 also available for download) and MPlayer is up to 1.03.

I would suggest you upgrade.
Old 03-06-2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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hmm.. I have upgrade my mozilla to 1.6 and still faces the same problem. Any idea on what are other possible causes? Thnxss in adv
Old 03-20-2004, 06:03 PM   #4
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Hi I am also facing exactly same problem . Mozilla works fine with gxine plugin, but crashes with mplayer-plugin. Please let me know of any solution.
Old 03-21-2004, 03:43 AM   #5
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I am using the very latest version of Mozilla 1.7b and having the same problem. The moment mplayer engages mozilla closes.
Old 04-02-2004, 11:58 AM   #6
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I was just directed to this thread - same problem.

I think we can rule out mozilla completely considering I was using 1.6 with this working just fine. It must be the version of the plugin itself. I'm sure the version of mplayer I was using was the same too...

Try using an older version of the actual plugin. I shall give it a shot later on a report back.
Old 04-02-2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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I just tried installing earlier version of the plugin, and earlier version of mplayer as well (0.92). Mozilla stopped crashing, but video did not load. I was experiencing same problem as one discussed here:
I just spent an hour installing/reinstalling, trying everything I could imagine - no luck.

So I'm back to using the gxine plugin, which works great, other than that it opens the video in a new window rather than playing it embedded.
Old 04-08-2004, 04:00 AM   #8
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For the mplayer plugin had the same issue with 2.5. Installed plugin version 2.1 and worked. I am guessing this has to do with not the same gtk library being used for everything. Using a firefox package from the firefox site and dont think it was compiled against gtk 2.2.4 which is on this box (The one that comes with slackware).

Im going to compile a firefox against this gtk and see if that fixes it. Will post back later.
Old 04-09-2004, 05:17 PM   #9
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Thank you, wr3ck3d!

I installed the 2.10 version - and it worked!
I found the 2.10 rpm for Fedora Core 1 here:
Newbie note: Since I already had the 2.50 installed, I needed to do rpm -i --force to force the 2.10 version to install.
Old 05-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #10
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Originally posted by wr3ck3d
Im going to compile a firefox against this gtk and see if that fixes it. Will post back later.
That should fix it, however for people who don't want to recompile, I found that they have their own version of Firefox compiled with GTK2 on their site, it's just hidden. Also, I personally think it makes Firefox look a lot better. If you look on the directory listing:

It shows a gtk2+xft version of Firefox.

This works with the newest version of mplayerplug-in (2.60).
Old 05-31-2004, 05:22 PM   #11
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I had the same problem. What i did was this, d/l and extracted the gecko-sdk, ran configure with the --with-sdk option AND --enable-x. Mplayer plugin now works fine before i used the --enable-x it would just exit.


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