Re: MPlayer problem as plugin
Steven Feinstein wrote:
> I'm trying to set my machine up for viewing video over the web. I read
> one of the best options is to use mplayer. I found a web site with debs
> for mplayer and I installed it along with various windows codecs and a
> quicktime codec.
> It plays fine from the command prompt and from the GUI. But I can't seem
> get it to do anything from within the web browser. What I see is a box
> with the text:
> mplayerplug-in Loading movie...
> Nothing happens. I tried turning the gui on in the plugin config file.
> That brought up the mplayer gui, but I still got nothing as far as the
> video goes.
> Does anyone have any ideas? Is there a better option (since Debian does
> not currently support mplayer, what should I be using and how to set it
> My machine is running Sarge with packages last updated on 9/1.
> Thanks for any help,
After doing more testing, I have found that the site I have the most
problems with is Yahoo. Going to Apple's site and viewing trailers seems
to work. I was able to play mov and asf videos. MPG did not work (unless
I downloaded the file first). Some I'm having less issues than first
thought. Not sure why Yahoo does not work though.