[UPDATED] Sept 28th 2008
Below I stated that xv will not work with FGLRX. This is now untrue. As of ATI Catalyst version 8.9 the xv output works fine. It does still flash wildly in 3D mode tbough.
First, thanks for the guide. It's very helpful.
Issues I had:
- Firefox rewrites it's pluginreg.dat file on restart overwriting any changes made to pluginreg.dat.
- FGLRX driver does not support xv or xvidix
Apparently firefox likes to update it's pluginreg.dat file when you reload it. This may be from a recent update (Sept 25th 2008 ), I don't know, I have nothing to compare to since I just go got it working.
I managed to get Apple Quick time trailers working by testing the url first in Mplayer which did not work for me. I use the ATI FGLRX driver which does not support xv yet. See below for a quick fix.
Then I edited ~/.mozilla/firefox/???.defaults/pluginreg.dat:
Note that you need to change the xxxxx to your directory, use tab while entering the directory in a terminal to autocomplete the name.
Change the line noted earlier in the guide from:
QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7:$
QuickTime Plug-in 7.0 / 7:$
I then removed the write permission using:
Restarted firefox and it works fine. Now disable the plugin and restart firefox again, re-enable it and do this:
chmod -w pluginreg.dat
For some reason firefox leaves the changes alone after disable then re-enable the Quicktime plugin. It must be keeping a list elsewhere.
chmod 644 pluginreg.dat
To get mplayer working properly as default on ati FGLRX:
Using the ATI fglrx driver I had to first edit the mplayer.conf file,
and save the file.
Now mplayer automatically uses the x11 output rather than xv which is not yet working correctly for fglrx driver.
The X11 output is not hardware accelerated. The GL output is hardware accelerated but flashes uncontrollably which is the reason for the change to mplayer.conf
Test it at http://apple.com/trailers