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I'm trying to watch some of the NCAA games and it uses the windows media player. So I downloaded mozilla (I ussually use firefox) and installed mplayer and mplayer-plugin via ...
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    Mozilla mplayer plugin has no video


    I'm trying to watch some of the NCAA games and it uses the windows media player. So I downloaded mozilla (I ussually use firefox) and installed mplayer and mplayer-plugin via apt (Ubuntu 5.10). I can hear the games and there is a grey box telling me what is playing but I can't see the video. How do I get the video to show too? Better yet, how can I get firefox1.5 to show an windows media player alternative (I couldn't find a workable guide, all was for 1.0.7)

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    do you have win32codecs or w32codecs installed? (you should be able to do this via apt).
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    might also be called "essentialcodecs" which if you can't get through apt for some reason can be gotten here

    also mplayerplug-in works fine with firefox 1.5 you just need to put the proper .so file in firefox plugins and the proper .xpt files in firefox components directory.

    for instructions look here
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