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I'm running Mandriva 2005 LE and have installed the mplayer-mozilla plugin so I could watch embedded videos like those shown on www.ebaumsworld.com . Anyway, I've never had a problem with ...
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    MPlayer Plugin Starts Playing too Early


    I'm running Mandriva 2005 LE and have installed the mplayer-mozilla plugin so I could watch embedded videos like those shown on www.ebaumsworld.com . Anyway, I've never had a problem with streaming audio, but 9 times out of 10 it only loads up to around 15% before it starts playing a video and the movie will stop playing prematurely, then I have to click play once it stops and by then it has loaded the entire movie and will play perfect. I have edited both the mozillaplug-in.conf file in /etc and the config file in $HOME/.mplayer and they both match, but the one in my home is supposed to take superiority which is why I edited them both. Anyway the videos still stop prematurely. Here is the contents of the file and could somebody tell me what I need to change in order for it to download the entire video regardless of size before it starts playing it?
    Code:
    # Enable debugging if set to 1 (default=0)
    debug=1
    
    # File to write debug info to
    logfile=$HOME/tmp/mplayerplug-in.log
    
    # Video output
    vo=xv,x11
    
    # Audio output
    ao=esd,alsa,oss,arts,null
    
    # Passes display to show output to, useful for multiple monitor setups
    #display=[display name]
    
    # Tells mplayer to allow default video post processing or not (default=0)
    #novop=1
    
    # Pass special video post processing
    #vopopt=[mplayer vop options]
    
    # Option for rtsp streams, set to 1 when behind proxy (default=0)
    #rtsp-use-tcp=1
    
    # OSD Level (default=0)
    osdlevel=3
    
    # When set to 1 uses the aspect of movie no matter what (default=1)
    #prefer-aspect=0
    
    # If set to 1, forces mplayer to be in it's own window (default=0)
    #noembed=0
    
    # Where to store the downloaded movies
    dload-dir=$HOME/tmp
    
    # Download file before playing (default=0)
    #download=0
    
    # Set to 1 if you want to keep downloaded media (default=0)
    #keep-download=0
    
    # Cache Size in kB. This is the buffer size before the video plays (default=512)
    #cachesize=2048
    
    # Percent of file to load into cache (default=25)
    #cache-percent=100
    
    # Read mime types to handle from $HOME/{.mplayer,.mozilla},/etc/mplayerplug-in.types
    #use-mimetypes=1
    
    # Set QT Speeed, use "low" for dialup, "med" for DSL, "high" for more
    #qt-speed=med
    
    # Enable/Disable RealPlayer mime-types (default=0)
    #enable-real=1
    
    # Enable/Disable WindowsMedia mime-types (default=1)
    #enable-wm=0
    
    # Enable/Disable QuickTime mime-types (default=1)
    #enable-qt=0
    
    # Enable/Disable Mpeg mime-types (default=1)
    #enable-mpeg=0
    
    # Enable/Disable Ogg mime-types (default=1)
    #enable-ogg=1
    
    # Enable/Disable Smil (default=1)
    #enable-smil=1
    
    # For Live.com video behind a proxy
    # rtsp-use-tcp=0
    
    # Black background
    #black-background=0
    
    # Disable media cache
    #nomediacache=0
    
    # Skip displaying some frames
    #framedrop=0
    
    # Gradually adjusts the A/V sync based on audio delay measurements
    #autosync=0
    
    # Maximum A-V sync correction per frame
    #mc=0
    
    # User-Agent
    #user-agent=NSPlayer

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    From http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/config.php

    * Mozilla only will evalate the mime types the plugin supports when the plugin is updated or when $HOME/.mozilla/pluginreg.dat is missing. So when you change the enable options you need to delete pluginreg.dat or touch mplayerplug-in.so.
    Did you do that?
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    When I delete $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat it just re-creates it when I play an embedded file. How would I go about "touching" the mplayerplug-in.so file? I'm not an expert tweaker, I'm still kind of new to it so any detailed help would be sweet ass, lol. Apparently though it's not using the mplayerplug-in.conf file as a reference because regardless of what changes I make the plugin acts the same. I have checked all of the possible locations for duplicate copies of the file and there aren't any, so what could be causing the problem? My mplayerplug-in.so file is located in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/plugins (it is really 1.0.7 but on initial installation of the os it was 1.0.2). What would I need to edit it with or what do I need to do?

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    Code:
    touch /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so
    Code:
    man touch

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