Re: cannot play some videos in mozilla mplayer
On 5/13/06, Liam O'Toole <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sat, 13 May 2006 11:35:23 -0400
"H.S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am not able to play videos from sites in Mozilla using the
> mozilla-mplayer plugin. As an example, CNN site's videos do not play.
> On the other hand, I can play all the vidoes in Google Video and
> UTube. I am wondering, is the problem with the remote web site or is
> it my Debian Etch? Is someone else able to play videos from CNN's
> On CNN's website (not a huge fan of CNN btw), a new window opens and
> mplayer plugin starts and gives messages regarding 'download' etc, and
> then it just stops and does nothing. No controls are shown. Only
> "Connected" is shown at the top where the mplayer messages appear.
Sounds like the problem (and workaround) described here:
It does. So I did "touch ~/.mplayer/default.sub" and it _improved_ my ability to watch Daily Show videos at
comedycentral.com. Now, I guess, my problems are with buffering and bandwidth, becuase they still don't play through - but at least they start!