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Old 03-21-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox on Linux?

Is there such an alternative? The official WMP doesn't have a Linux port (although it has a Mac OS X port). I read on one page that a Linux port and a Mac port were planned (looks like the Mac port has been fulfilled, but no Linux port yet).

How can I play such WMP-requiring in-page videos in Firefox on Linux?
Old 03-21-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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have your tried installing the firefox mplayer plugin?
Old 03-21-2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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Or the Firefox-gxine plugin or the Firefox-VLC plugin?
Old 03-21-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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Or even the mozilla -kaffeine plugin.

Try using Google. There are a few ways you can get multimedia working in Linux.

The easiest being mplayer, codecs, and mplayerplug-in. But any of the ways listed so far will work.
Old 03-22-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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I recently installed Realplayer.

They have an rpm package based on Helix downloadable from their website.

Seems to work well in Firefox and has a favorites menu to access streams without opening a browser.
Old 03-22-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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dont waist your time with realplayer. It runs very bad on fedora. Install this

rpm -i freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
then yum install mplayer
this will install all dependencies
install the mplayer plugin from here

if you want realplayer stuff go to
install the live555 stuff, compile, and install. Just follow the directions.


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