>> Try this ‘post’ (http://tinyurl.com/lnns8w).
>Thanks, I tried the user agent switcher but I can’t get it to work
>I also installed the gecko media player from this post ‘Unable to play
>apple site trailers - Page 7 - openSUSE Forums’
>(http://tinyurl.com/nloshu) and still no go.
>I may play around with this later, but I think I’ll just avoid their
>site and also re-think the idea of buying a macbook for uni, which is
>why I was on their site in the first place.
I have mplayerplug-in installed, but I thought the same was also true for gecko-mediaplayer, where one needs the firefox addon “user agent” installed in order to fool the quicktime site into streaming the video.
Yes, I just tested that URL, and it works with the settings I noted above in my post. That is using the mplayerplug-in and firefox (I’m using version 3.5.3 of firefox).
BEFORE visiting the site, I select my “quicktime” user agent setting (which basically tells the Apple (UK) web site to stream video as if my PC is a WindowsNT-5.1 Service Pack 3 PC running netscape). Then I go to the site and it “just works”.
I also have libquicktime0-1.1.3-100.pm.102.23 installed from Packman, but I don’t know if that is relevant. mplayerplug-in and mplayer (from Packman) likely do all the work together with firefox (and user agent to ensure the apple site streams the video).
I just removed gecko-mediaplayer and reinstalled the mplayer plug-in and still nothing. Maybe it has something to do with firefox 3.0.14, although firefox 3.0.7 in windows works, but that’s using the latest quicktime plug-in.
I’ve installed firefox 3.5.3 and tried it with both the gecko-mediaplayer and mplayer plug-in, both with and without the user agent switcher. Neither works, although with mplayer and the switcher it starts to play but all pixelated then errors out and sometimes just audio plays.
There must be some problem somewhere else. Maybe one day if I get time I’ll take another look at it, but for now I’m going to bed.
Thanks for your help guys.