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Old 02-11-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Firefox vs. Konqueror


I'm running Mepis 6.0 from the CD-ROM which I installed on an old Dell.

When I click on video feeds, for example from Fox News, I only get the audio portion of the feed with a black Window. Nevertheless, it runs.

When I try to watch music videos with Yahoo, they never work with anything because they must have Media player installed. This is Windows only, of course.

When I do the same thing in Konqueror, the video works fine. The weird part is that Firefox is faster and more advanced then Konqueror, or so I'm led to believe.

How can I watch video feeds in Firefox? In Windows, firefox has no problems with the video feeds.

Where do I get the right plugin for Firefox (or get the one from Konqueror to work)? They are both from Mozilla, right?
 
Old 02-11-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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What plugins have you installed in firefox?

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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You would probably need the flash player/realplayer plugin
also try MediaPlayerConnectivity
 
Old 02-11-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Plugins already present

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What plugins have you installed in firefox?

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File name: nphelix.soHelix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.572 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Sep 15 2005
File name: libflashplayer.soShockwave Flash 7.0 r61
File name: mplayerplug-in-qt.somplayerplug-in 3.15

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
File name: mplayerplug-in.somplayerplug-in 3.15

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
File name: libjavaplugin_oji.soBlackdown Java-Linux Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2
File name: nphelix.soHelix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.622 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Jul 18 2006That is about it. I cut and pasted these from about plugins .
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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Well looks like it should work. That was the only thing that comes to my mind.

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:00 PM   #6
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Well looks like it should work. That was the only thing that comes to my mind.

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Actually, it does. The thing plays, but with a black screen without video. The audio works. The commercial before the feature is also not showing up in video, which leads me to believe that I need some sort of plugin. In Konqueror, the video works just fine. Perhaps the simple solution is just to use Konqueror to watch Fox News. I just wish I knew why this happened.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 05:19 PM   #7
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I got no ideas as to why that is happening. I searched here for mplayerplugin no video and got many post. This one might help. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=334055
If not there are several more using the search tool.

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:19 PM   #8
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If it plays the audio that means that the player is working correctly, but it seems like that the code cs arent installed OR the player is not looking in the right directory for them... my setup is m player and mplayer plugin for Firefox, plus all the win32 codecs from the mplayer website and get rid of all the other plug ins that might interfere

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Actually, it does. The thing plays, but with a black screen without video. The audio works. The commercial before the feature is also not showing up in video, which leads me to believe that I need some sort of plugin. In Konqueror, the video works just fine. Perhaps the simple solution is just to use Konqueror to watch Fox News. I just wish I knew why this happened.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 03:04 AM   #9
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I get the same thing with fox on firefox. Yahoo videos work with mplayerplug-in and firefox. ABC news, for example doesn't work at all with linux. My work around for that is to use firefox-win32 and wine.
 
  


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