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Old 09-27-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Sound In Webpages


How do i get it to work with Firefox? It works just fine with the Windows version of Firefox but in Linux it says that I need additional plugins. I click install missing plugins but it doesn't find any.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 10:43 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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Do you have Alsa installed? What errors are you getting from the command line? My firefox browser would crash when i visited a site that had sound on it, and what i did to fix that was install the alsa driver. I don't know if it will pertain to you or not.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:53 AM   #4
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No, I have ALSA installed and I can hear sounds from every other application. There are also no errors in the console. It just says I need a plugin. The website uses mp3 for sound and I found out in Windows the pugin it uses for mp3 is Quicktime. Is there any plugin that does the same thing in Linux?
 
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IIRC the Firefox site has instructions for installing all the available
plugins - but I don't think there's an open source QuickTime
version. What plugin does it ask for? Usually this is flash, which
is easy to install in Firefox and works fine. Not sure about
shockwave, either.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:04 PM   #6
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It says "no suitable plugins were found". I know it's not flash because I already have that installed and flash animations work. I just need a plugin that will play mp3 sounds off websites. Firefox uses Quicktime for this in Windows but I don't know what to use in Linux if there even is anything I can use.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:07 PM   #7
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shoot me the link
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:09 PM   #8
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Alright... it's my xanga heh.

http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=afi_flame
 
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http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html

sorry - I like silent web pages :-)
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:23 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by AFI_Flame
Alright... it's my xanga heh.

http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=afi_flame
Daniel,

I dunno...no music, no request for a plugin, nothing. But maybe the
Firefox Help link will answer all your present questions...
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:51 PM   #11
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Daniel,

I dunno...no music, no request for a plugin, nothing. But maybe the
Firefox Help link will answer all your present questions...
You sure? Are you using Firefox 1.0 PR cause that's what I'm using. I think that's the first version to request plugins too. Also, the music works fine on Windows XP and on multiple computers using Windows XP too. I'll take a look at that link though.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 01:33 PM   #12
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using 0.9.3 on this box

Edit: It seems to request plugins fine for me. In fact,
it's rather annoying to browse a site and keep getting that
stinking shockwave plugin request - which is the only reason
I installed Flash - to stop the request. We're all different, and
I'd just as soon see your photos and read your text. I don't
like other people's sounds playing unrequested on my PC...

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-03-2004 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #13
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Alright awesome I got it to work with the mplayer-plugin
 
  


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