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Old 05-17-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Firefox Media Plugin?


My co-workers and friends send me links from stupid sites that have embedded media players in the page which I can assume are using .wmv videos as Firefox just shows an empty box and says I am missing a plugin but fails to identify or download the proper codec.

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Can someone please tell me what I am missing or how to resolve this issue?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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install the MediaPlayerConnectivity extention....solves all your problems. It detects the media and opens it with whatever you specify (like kplayer, xine....)
Works for streams, clips, the lot

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/446/

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Old 05-17-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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install the MediaPlayerConnectivity extention....solves all your problems. It detects the media and opens it with whatever you specify (like kplayer, xine....)
Works for streams, clips, the lot

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/446/
I have never been able to get that extension to work. If the sites use ActiveX or other IE junk chances are it won't work no matter what you do.

Care to post a few link to sites your having problems with?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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I don't frequent a lot but uselessjunk.com is one but I must warn you the site is NSFW...
 
Old 05-18-2006, 03:15 AM   #5
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look u MORON, this site is looked at by minor. Basically u r asking to help u watch porn. Well, thats your business. Figure it out on your own. You should never have used the link u gave as an example.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 05:59 AM   #6
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I have never been able to get that extension to work. If the sites use ActiveX or other IE junk chances are it won't work no matter what you do.
Perhaps you should try the latest version. I haven't found a site with content that isn't picked-up by the extension.
It is important though that the player you configure it to use is capable of playing the media. But that is self explanatory I guess. I've configured it to use Kaffeine since that is a simple player with hardly any limitation to media (xine).

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:01 AM   #7
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look u MORON, this site is looked at by minor. Basically u r asking to help u watch porn. Well, thats your business. Figure it out on your own. You should never have used the link u gave as an example.
It would seem that you're the only moron here. I even bolded the fact that site is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) to avoid any confusion for people like you "JLo"

You should worry more about your grammar and spelling than my Firefox plugins.

Thanks all for the help. I have the plugin working...
 
Old 05-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #8
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You need to install the mozilla-mplayer plugin plus codecs. This website might help regarding configuring your distro in the proper manner. If you look to the left there are guide for different distros. If your distro is not listed then do not use the guide.

http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu

If you are using debain then you need.
Mplayer
codecs for mplayer
mozilla-mplayer plugin.

You should be able to obtain all of these packages via apt. You might need to download the win32 codecs via a .deb file but a simple search on google should lead you to the proper download site.

Last edited by brianthegreat; 05-18-2006 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 09:23 AM   #9
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Thanks! It is working great.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 11:27 AM   #10
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It would seem that you're the only moron here. I even bolded the fact that site is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) to avoid any confusion for people like you "JLo"
Just to point out, you didn't say "not safe for work" at all. All you said was "NSFW", and it's anyone's guess what that means.

You're not by any means avoiding confusion by using abbreviations without explaining what they stand for!
 
Old 05-18-2006, 12:37 PM   #11
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Just to point out, you didn't say "not safe for work" at all. All you said was "NSFW", and it's anyone's guess what that means.

You're not by any means avoiding confusion by using abbreviations without explaining what they stand for!
If I see a warning that I don't know or am familiar with, guess what....I LOOK IT UP. The "warning" was a pretty good indication of caution I think.

If you need an explanation about what NSFW or WW (Work Wanring) then you should not be on the internet. Some of these things are just expected when you deal with average Linux / Technology savy people.

Regardless, his reply came off childish and made him look like a jerk so I stand behind what I posted and said.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 02:59 PM   #12
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If I see a warning that I don't know or am familiar with, guess what....I LOOK IT UP. The "warning" was a pretty good indication of caution I think.

If you need an explanation about what NSFW or WW (Work Wanring) then you should not be on the internet. Some of these things are just expected when you deal with average Linux / Technology savy people.

Regardless, his reply came off childish and made him look like a jerk so I stand behind what I posted and said.
You shouldn't have to go through an obstacle course of looking up random combinations of letters to understand a warning. If you write the warning in code then don't expect anyone else to understand it.

Even if it does say "warning", do you really think everyone's going to go to the trouble of trying to decode your random combinations of letters just because you can't be bothered to use plain english?

PS - You have absolutely no right to order anyone not to use the internet. Or insult other forum users.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 03:09 PM   #13
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Look you idiot. You should not put links that lead people, including minors to sites that show pornography. You placed the warning well below the original link. You could have used another example that didn't lead to pornography, and your question would have beeb answered without any problem. You clearly have have no common sense or regard for the well being of others. Its a liability on your character not on mine.

Moderators if you have something to add now is the time.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 03:53 PM   #14
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You shouldn't have to go through an obstacle course of looking up random combinations of letters to understand a warning. If you write the warning in code then don't expect anyone else to understand it.

Even if it does say "warning", do you really think everyone's going to go to the trouble of trying to decode your random combinations of letters just because you can't be bothered to use plain english?

PS - You have absolutely no right to order anyone not to use the internet. Or insult other forum users.
The fact is if you see a warning - It's there for a reason. I do expect people to at least acknowledge the warning and ... if they don't - then it's on their pure laziness.

I never "ordered" anyone to use the Internet - It was a simple observation on my part.

Regardless - I will not respond to Pedro's childish posts and names. My issue has been resolved.

Thx < --- Oh' for those that don't comprehend, that means "Thanks".
 
Old 05-18-2006, 03:53 PM   #15
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The fact is if you see a warning - It's there for a reason. I do expect people to at least acknowledge the warning and ... if they don't - then it's on their pure laziness.
What do you expect people to do to "acknowledge" the warning?

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look u MORON
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Originally Posted by jlo_sandog
Look you idiot.
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Originally Posted by jlo_sandog
You clearly have have no common sense or regard for the well being of others. Its a liability on your character not on mine.
While I agree with most of what you said in your last post about the conduct of another user, it is no excuse for throwing personal insults.

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