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Thread: Play embedded video on web in external player

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Play embedded video on web in external player

    I just did a fresh install of 8.04, but it never dawned on me that FF 3 came with it. For a website I subscribe to, they go through a company called Jump TV. The video that is streamed is embedded into a webpage, and when loading up that page in FireFox, nothing happens. I used to use an extension called Embedded, which would let me see the links of any embedded video, so I could launch it with whichever media player I wanted. But, that extension isn't available for FF3.

    The media that is embedded in Windows Media. The url for it usually ends in swf, so that means (and I could be wrong), that it's embedded in some sort of Flash player built into the site.

    Any suggestions on getting this to work?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
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    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Play embedded video on web in external player

    You could manually download the extension (the .xpi file)and hack it (edit the install.rdf) to work with firefox 3
    An Example of what to look for to edit
    Code:
    <!-- FireFox -->
        <em:targetApplication>
            <Description>
            <em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id>
            <em:minVersion>1.5</em:minVersion>
            <em:maxVersion>2.0.*</em:maxVersion>
            </Description>
        </em:targetApplication>
    Replace 2.0.* with 3.0.* save and then manually install and it will work in most cases with firefox3
    All you need to edit the .rdf is gedit and the archive manager fileroller.

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