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RussW210
September 12th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Hello everyone,

I have been reading about all the different plugins and media players and seem to have quite a collection now. Here is a list of the plug-ins I have on Firefox:

Default Plugin
Demo Print Plugin for unix/linux
DivX Browser Plug-In
DivX Web Player
gecko-mediaplayer 0.6.0
Helix DNS Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
iTunes Application Detector
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_06-b02
QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0
RealPlayer 9
Shockwave Flash
Totem Web Browser Plugin 2.22.1
VLC Multimedia Plugin
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.22.1)
Windows Media Player Plug-in
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

All I want to do is be able to play any movie through Firefox. Of course I don't want all of them enabled at once. Can anyone recommend which of those (or if there is another one I need) should be enabled?

It seems like such a clutter...

RussW210
September 12th, 2008, 01:41 AM
One more note... I can't seem to get Apple trailers to work, any of them. But playing with enabling and disabling certain plugins seems to get me closer...

Bradtek
September 12th, 2008, 01:50 AM
I did manage to get apple trailers working recently
but just checked and again it wont work.

I'm pretty sure I used this How To
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=661833&highlight=streaming

now to go through it all again :(

RussW210
September 12th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Yea, that is the guide I originally used. But nothing there seemed to work. Then I followed this guide:

http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep1

That didn't seem to work either. But boy do I have a ton of multimedia players now!

Sinkingships7
September 12th, 2008, 02:21 AM
At the cost of a bit more clicking, you can do this if you want:

1.) Go to the page of the video you want to view.
2.) Right-click the background of the page and select 'view source'.
3.) Not too far down, there'll be a small html line that ends with .mov.
4.) Open VLC, go to Play -> Open Network Stream and paste that URL into the HTML box.
5.) Click OKAY and watch the video!