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    Unhappy No videos in Mozilla


    i cannot get mozilla to display videos. i have tried installing the mplayer plugin but it doesnt seem to work. does mplayer have to be installed to use the plugin etc. i am on 10.1 and mozilla 1.7.5 i got the mplayer plugin from linuxpackages.net. i would appreciate any help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    does mplayer have to be installed to use the plugin etc. i am on 10.1 and mozilla 1.7.5 i got the mplayer plugin from linuxpackages.net. i would appreciate any help.
    Yeah, you'll need mplayer installed to use the mplayer-plugin.

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    got it installed however it still doesnt install work. it goes through a scrolling bar saying its buffering but it doesnt do anything ie doesnt actually play the video.
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    You could open a terminal, start mozilla in it, and then try playing something to see if it gives you any errors.

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    checking to see if we need to make a button
    n->url=http://ds3.thatvideosite.com/streamvideo.wmv?id=1467&filename=ZmFtaWx5X2d1eV9pb mZvcm1lcmNpYWwud212&key=1137385475
    url=http://ds3.thatvideosite.com/streamvideo.wmv?id=1467&filename=ZmFtaWx5X2d1eV9pb mZvcm1lcmNpYWwud212&key=1137385475
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    is all it says
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    any more ideas?
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    still nothing? i still cant play videos on linux in browser
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    Do you have the codecs installed? What type of stream are you trying to view?

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    yeah you'll need the win32codecs package installed and then you will need to reinstall mplayer and maybe mplayerplug-in.

    sometimes its called the essentialcodecs package
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    i had to install them to get totem to play wmv files which does work. when i view streamed wmv files in mozilla is where i run into problems. how would i go about confirming that mplayer is seeing the codecs?
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