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    Default Unable to play apple site trailers

    I am unable to play any trailer from Apple - Movie Trailers site. I went to location Apple - QuickTime - Troubleshooting to check if quicktime was installed correctly. I got the first quicktime logo which said that it's installed correctly but the animated logo (bottom right) showed the picture of a computer monitor instead of the animated quicktime logo. Which obviously means that i cannot stream video - my problem exactly.

    I have a broadband connection and as an example when i go to the location Apple - iPhone - Gallery - TV Ads ; i have the website player trying to access the video but just keeps accessing it - never plays. I can play quicktime videos locally from my drive without any problems. I have struggling with this for the last 1 wk on every conceivable linux/Suse forum ; but without any success. I have mplayer , mplayerplug-in, libquicktime, libquicktime0, gnome-mplayer, gecko-media player already installed. Besides, i have totem, mplayer, mplayerplug-in, vlc-mozillaplugin installed.

    How do i stream the trailers?

    As a side note ; i found that totem is the one that tries to play my quicktime files; whereas totem is unable to play the .mov files locally for me. Vlc player works fine for .mov files. How do i make Vlc player stream my quicktime media may also solve my problem !

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    Default Re: Unable to play apple site trailers

    ddas4 adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 10 Aug 2009 12:26 to write:

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    > I am unable to play any trailer from 'Apple - Movie Trailers'
    > (http://www.apple.com/trailers/) site. I went to location 'Apple -
    > QuickTime - Troubleshooting'
    > (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/troubleshooting/) to check if quicktime
    > was installed correctly. I got the first quicktime logo which said that
    > it's installed correctly but the animated logo (bottom right) showed the
    > picture of a computer monitor instead of the animated quicktime logo.
    > Which obviously means that i cannot stream video - my problem exactly.


    I can get that to work in konqueror but not in FF, it crashes FF dead.

    What browser are you trying??

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    Both Konqueror (KDE4) and Firefox crash at Apple - QuickTime - Troubleshooting when using the MPlayer plugin. Every other plug-in tried (xine, gxine and vlc) fails to work.

    So... if the MPlayer plugin crashes and others don't work (perhaps totem? too much gnome deps to me...) I don't see any solution. Which plug-in do you use to get Konqueror to work?

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    Default Re: Unable to play apple site trailers

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDwarf
    Both Konqueror (KDE4) and Firefox crash at 'Apple - QuickTime -
    Troubleshooting' (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/troubleshooting/) when
    using the MPlayer plugin. Every other plug-in tried (xine, gxine and
    vlc) fails to work.

    So... if the MPlayer plugin crashes and others don't work (perhaps
    totem? too much gnome deps to me...) I don't see any solution. Which
    plug-in do you use to get Konqueror to work?
    Hi
    Install the totem-plugin which includes the narrowspace plugin (aka
    quicktime stuff)

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    Default Re: Unable to play apple site trailers

    RedDwarf adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 10 Aug 2009 14:46 to write:

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    > Both Konqueror (KDE4) and Firefox crash at 'Apple - QuickTime -
    > Troubleshooting' (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/troubleshooting/) when
    > using the MPlayer plugin. Every other plug-in tried (xine, gxine and
    > vlc) fails to work.
    >
    > So... if the MPlayer plugin crashes and others don't work (perhaps
    > totem? too much gnome deps to me...) I don't see any solution. Which
    > plug-in do you use to get Konqueror to work?
    >
    >



    Well that is the question, I have quite a few in the plugin list and have
    tweaked a few myself.

    The Adpbe flash 64bit
    mplyer
    moonshine
    kaffiiene
    realplayer
    vlc

    and probably a few others.

    But these are used by ff as well so why ff crashes and konq does not is
    another factor.

    There was a post a week or two back about the BBC reloaded or something
    where it showed the same prob, I could get lonq to play but ff would bomb
    with exactly the same pluginss.

    I did shift a couple about and remove some links to allow priority to a
    given player or codec to get even konq to work 90%

    Don`t ask me what exactly I did as I have had a sleep since then :-)

    Oh disregard all that tosh above..

    This is a different machine with just normal stuff, was a brand new install
    last week so other than putting the 64bit, and moonshine I do not think
    there is any real difference from a normal install, all up to date with KDE
    4.3 latest ( a mix of repos though so maybe it could be from one of the more
    cutting edge repos )


    Please don`t ask for my repo list as I would not like to be held responsible
    for the ensuing clamour about b0rked machines :-)

    Plus I don`t think a 10 page listing will go down well on the forum :-)

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    I use FF 3.5.2.

    Mine is a fresh OpenSuse install (switched from F11 - and the trailers never worked there either).
    Ok, i tried a bit and got the pop up (dark gray color media player kind of box that you would get on IE) on FF with the apple trailers site. But it just does not play. I have installed the Mediaconnectivity plugin of FF and have configured vlcplayer to play the .mov files. That works.

    However i cannot stream directly from this dark gray media player popup. I also found that totem attempts to play the directly streaming video whereas i want vlc to play that. Is there a way i can change this default from totem to vlc? I want to achieve this without uninstalling totem. If i can do this and test ; i think we can play the .mov on FF.

    The reason i want vlc to play is because totem cannot play .mov files from my local drive either.

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    Default Re: Unable to play apple site trailers

    @malcolmlewis: The totem plugin is installed ; but does not work even for playing .mov from my local drive. Vlc works just fine with the mplayer plugins.

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    This bug is all about the place https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...in/+bug/360222 and on further looking going on comments here FS#14155 : [mplayer-plugin] Apple's trailers crashes browser the mplayerplugin is becoming depreciated. Having the same I used the gecko-mediaplayer works fine here. Kevin's World: mplayerplug-in being changed to gecko-mediaplayer

    You do have it but that looks like a rather old version PackMan :: Package details for gecko-mediaplayer brings in something called gmplayer but seems not a lot more than gtk gui, didn't bring in any gnome deps as far as I can see. Fixes the problem for me on 11.1 lxde.
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    I am getting the video player screen which comes as a popup on FF. I uninstalled the totem player plugin and boom ; FF crashed on playing a .mov trailer. I installed totem plugin back ; the trailers didn't play , but FF stopped crashing.

    I tried changing the quicktime default player using the preferred applications tab of FF. But i just couldn't use vlc player to play the trailers.

    Does anyone know how to make standalone totem player to play .mov files? My totem says "The playback of this movie requires the following decoders which are not installed:
    MPEG-4 AAC decoder
    MPEG-4 Video decoder"

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    Default Re: Unable to play apple site trailers

    Honestly, I don't think I would give the time of day to any site that is so 'B' awkward!
    You can probably fetch most of that stuff via Vuze anyway.
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