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ok, so far I have configured my browser to use flash, java, and some other mime types. I use Mozilla. There is a section under preferences called "helper applications" I ...
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    configuring plugins for browser


    ok, so far I have configured my browser to use flash, java, and some other mime types. I use Mozilla. There is a section under preferences called "helper applications" I tried to configure it to open some shorts that I like to check out from time to time but it didn't work. I have Mplayer installed with all the codecs, but even if I enter the exact plugin name in 'helper applications' and tell it to use mplayer, I still get the same message.
    No, I do not want to use Xine, I prefer mplayer and I like Mozilla just fine, so how can I accomplish this task with these apps?

    Here is the site I am trying to view shorts on:

    http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/home/

    Any insight would be appreciated. I am pretty used to linux now and am quite happy with it, but this is one of those 'little' things that nags me.

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    I would think that these things are taylored for Windows, but who knows? You could try the MPlayer Mozilla plugin.

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    This url will sort you out.

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    Exactly where can I find the mplayer plugin? The webpage states "This Project Has Not Released Any Files."
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    Yeah, sorry. The real URL is http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayerplug-in/.

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    Craig_mcd: I already had that plugin and it didn't help in the matter, thanks anyway.

    Dolda - that's what I was thinking - that it was made for windows, but I was hoping there was a way around it. I already had the mplayer plugin and it didn't seem to make any difference. It irritates me though, cuz that is one of my favorite sites to visit.

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    Dont know why you cant get it to work, it works fine for me.
    I can view that site you posted without any problems.

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    Can you view all the videos, craig_mcd? Not all of them were flash animations.

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    yeah, i can view the site just fine, but can you watch the videos?? that is the whole point of what i was asking in the thread.

    click on "watch now" and tell me that it can play a video (I hope you're right, but I somehow doubt it):

    http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/sp...wallacegromit/

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    That did work for me with the mplayerplug-in.

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