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I have Totem installed, and Firefox recognizes the plugin... But when I try to view embedded videos, I just get a blank, black space, which doesn't even give me a ...
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    Totem plugin for Firefox does not work at all


    I have Totem installed, and Firefox recognizes the plugin... But when I try to view embedded videos, I just get a blank, black space, which doesn't even give me a menu when I right-click on it - exactly as if I did not have the plugin installed. Note that this applies for any sort of embedded video, be it Quicktime, WMV, or plain old mpeg.

    What am I doing wrong?

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    I use mplayer-plugin. It works 1000x better.

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    Well, I don't use MPlayer, sorry. I've got GStreamer installed, so I figure, danged if I won't use it.

    Anyway... Here's a screenshot of what *should* be a streaming movie:



    All text and images have been selected to make it easier to see. That black rectangle is where the movie ought to be playing. Right-clicking on it did not bring up the Totem plugin's menu, and I got no message about Totem having trouble with the stream; it's as if the plugin isn't there.

    Now, to show you the plugin exists:

    Code:
    [proteus@localhost ~]$ slocate libtotem_mozilla
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.xpt
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.so
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.a
    And here's aboutlugins:



    The info on the Totem plugin is circled.

    Anyone know what's happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullible Jones
    Well, I don't use MPlayer, sorry. I've got GStreamer installed, so I figure, danged if I won't use it.

    Anyway... Here's a screenshot of what *should* be a streaming movie:



    All text and images have been selected to make it easier to see. That black rectangle is where the movie ought to be playing. Right-clicking on it did not bring up the Totem plugin's menu, and I got no message about Totem having trouble with the stream; it's as if the plugin isn't there.

    Now, to show you the plugin exists:

    Code:
    [proteus@localhost ~]$ slocate libtotem_mozilla
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.xpt
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.so
    /opt/mozilla-plugins/libtotem_mozilla.a
    And here's aboutlugins:



    The info on the Totem plugin is circled.

    Anyone know what's happening?
    i think libtotem_mozilla.xpt should be in components directory of mozilla or firefox

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    Okay, will try. Flash stuff works fine, though, and flashplayer.xpt is in the plugins dir, /opt/mozilla-plugins.

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    Nope, doesn't work.

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    I have mplayer-plugin installed and it's playing embedded mp3's fine but with embedded mpeg's I come up against the same problem as above. Firefox insists on trying to open the video file in Totem plugin which then fails to play it. How can I get it to use the mplayer plugin?

    Cheers, Phil

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    You should be able to edit the main config file (/etc/mplayerplug-in.conf) and enable/disable which mime-types you want associated with it. Check out the config info here.

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