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Old 10-19-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question Firefox Plug-Ins

Two sights I visited frequently when using Windows were MySpace and YTMND.

On MySpace, nothing shows up on the music players now that I'm using Linux. Is there a plugin I should have for that? I just dont' know what the players use. Maybe Flash?

Also, I don't get any sound on I seem to remember YTMND using Quicktime for sound, but I know that's not available on Linux. Anyone know?
Old 10-19-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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It helps if you put the distro you are using in your profile. As the method for installing and getting the various plugins to work is a bit different for each distro.

Basically you need the win32codecs and a media player like kaffiene or mplayer.

check to see what plugins Firefox is using by typing about:config in the address bar.

Installed Plugins: (9)

* Adobe Reader 7.0
* DivX Browser Plug-In
* Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
* Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_08-b03
* MozPlugger 1.7.3 handles QuickTime Windows Media Player Plugin
* mplayerplug-in 3.31
* QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
* Shockwave Flash 9.0 d55
* Windows Media Player Plugin
Old 11-22-2006, 10:57 AM   #3
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(Sort of related, and this is the closest post I found)
Machine: self-assembled. MB VIA chipset, CPU AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.5Ghz; 512 Mb RAM; Graphics: ATI Raedon 7000, Samsung SyncMaster 152v LCD-TFT 14".
Distro: SuSE 10.0 from original Novell free download (came with all the stuff that has to be manually added to the OpenSuse 10.1), add-ons from repos.
Firefox v 1.0.6 SUSE/1.0.6-16
Since the update to Firefox 1.0.6, I have been unable to read the program listing grid from TV Guide Online.
I have a Dell (rebranded Samsungm Intel chipset) notebook running SuSE 10.1 (opensuse) with Firefox v 1.5.8-0.2 that works fine on the same website.
I have a machine used exclusively for OS experimentation, VIA Mb, Intel Celeron @ 1.1 Ghz, 320 Mb RAM, also having Firefox v 1...5.0.8/SUSE that also runs that website AOK.
Daughters machine running Windoze SP Home read it OK.
I hold the personally-owned, experientially-based, opinion that the maintainers of my local TV Guide website couldn't find their collective backsides with both hands and a light, and it is no great secret that Windoze IE will execute standardless, sloppy HTML/XML code, but am still wondering if I need to do something else to the new Firefox, and if so --- HELP!!!!
I am clueless......
Old 11-22-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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For a start off, update Firefox to version 2.

I checked the site you refer to and it runs great. You need the Flash plugin from Adobe though. Type about : plugins (without the spaces)into your browser address bar and tell us what you have installed.

Last edited by Adrian Baker; 11-22-2006 at 04:12 PM.


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