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Old 08-03-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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problems with mozilla-vlc-plugin with firefox

Hi, hope you guys can help me with problem (you've helped me with everything before!)

I try to get Firefox to live stream video files using the mozilla-vlc-plugin (Running on Fedora 2).

The plugin is installs correctly (I think?!?) but when I go to this page and click on the link "mms" for the file "sw_8M.wmv" streaming does not work e.g. I get the message "this page contains information of type (application/x-vlc-plugin) that only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-in. I Click ok to download the plugin." When I click on ok the new window says "no plugins found".

This is really strange because If I go the "aboutlugins" page in my Firefox browser it says mime-type "application/x-vlc-plugin" is present with enabled set to yes. However the suffixes section is empty.

Heres how I installed the plugin.
First I installed the mozilla-devel rpm

I then build VLC with the version of mozilla
XPIDL=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6/xpidl ./configure --enable-v4l --with-ffmpeg-tree=/root/ffmpeg-0.4.9-pre1 --disable-wxwindows --disable-skins2 --disable-libmpeg2 --enable-mozilla

I then perform a make
XPIDL=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6/xpidl make

and then a make install
XPIDL=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6/xpidl make install

also mozilla/ has been copied to ~/.mozilla/plugins directory

does anyone have an idea why this is not working? any help is appreciated.


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