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germanix
January 3rd, 2009, 03:03 PM
I run Ubuntu 8.10 and for some reason which I do not understand, I just cannot watch Divx movies on the Internet.I can watch Flash and Megavideo streams but not Divx? I have the Totem movie player as well as VLC player installed which does allow me to watch Divx from CD/Dvd but not direct streaming from the internet. What am I doing wrong? My browser is Firefox 3. Any help or suggestions is appreciated.

mcduck
January 3rd, 2009, 03:07 PM
You could try installing the mplayer-mozilla -plugin (and uninstalling the totem-plugin if Firefox still tries to sue it to open those movies). Mplayer plugin seems to handle embedded movies a lot better than the totem plugin does.

germanix
January 3rd, 2009, 03:14 PM
Hi mcduck, I tried what you suggested but it still will not work!