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    Default mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    Hi,

    I'm trying to play quicktime (streaming) movies in firefox and therefore followed this guide:
    MPlayer Mozilla/Firefox plugin

    But it didn't succeed as i don't find the mplayer plugin in my add-ons of firefox.
    I placed the mplayerplug-in.so file into /home/.mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder but without success.

    Could someone give another guide or another way to play quicktime movies in firefox please?

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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    If you have Packman repo do this as su

    Code:
    zypper in gecko-mediaplayer
    That takes care of most things

    But for apple movie trailers you may need more
    Tell me if you are kde or gnome
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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    I did as you proposed, but it didn't work out very well. Instead of viewing a 'download .mov file dialog', I now see a movie player window popping up, but the movie doesn't play or it is loading forever. Clicking play doesn't help.

    I'm on opensuse 11.3 with kde and used the one-click multimedia solution when it was fresh installed.

    thanx for your help

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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    You may need to remove whatever you installed previously
    And in Firefox Prefs > Applications
    You can set plugin prefs for specific types if necessary

    Try installing all the gstreamer stuff

    And check your packaging with what is listed here
    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide
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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    @caf

    Apple recently started filtering based on user-agent QuickTime. However, a patch is being worked on this week.

    Please refer to:

    gecko-mediaplayer - A Firefox plugin to play media off the net using gnome-mplayer - Google Project Hosting


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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    Follow up

    I was able to create a hack with Firefox 4 to get the gecko-mediaplayer working with Apple trailers.

    Step 1. Type in: about:config
    Step 2. Right-click and select New --> String
    Step 3. Type in: general.useragent.override
    Step 4. In the next field type in: QuickTime/7.6.2 ( qtver=7.6.2 ; os=Windows NT 5.1Service Pack 3 )
    Step 5. Once finished navigate to: iTunes Movie Trailers and see how it works.


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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    I actually set FF to use Totem browser plugin with gstreamer and no hack required
    But gecko-media-player for most everything else
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    Default Re: mplayer quicktime plugin for Firefox

    I see your primary DE is GNOME. I think there must be more people working on the GNOME plugins than KDE.

    The gecko-mediaplayer still has a way to go. However, this problem with the Apple trailers has been going on for the last 6 months.
    I'm surprised that it has taken this long to patch up. Packman hasn't updated gecko-mediaplayer for at least a month.

    Three files should be updated in April:

    • libcurl
    • gnome-player
    • gecko-mediaplayer


    I'd like to check out the Totem plugin. However, I thought I would pass on the info. I'm sure some one can find it useful.
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