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udippel
April 25th, 2009, 10:09 AM
I have installed the mplayer-helper plugin, disabled all totem plugins, and still get the video coming up. Right click on the link (.mp4) does not offer any choices, so I can't define mplayer to be the application. I can only click Save as ... or I get a build-in player starting to play.
Again: What I want is mplayer in an external window instead.

Uwe

Mze
April 25th, 2009, 12:33 PM
try MediaPlayerConnectivity (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446) addon for Firefox

udippel
April 25th, 2009, 04:46 PM
try MediaPlayerConnectivity (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446) addon for Firefox

Hmm. I clicked on it, then it froze at the initial restart of Firefox, then I did the 'wizard' again, it went through, but still has the same behaviour: mplayer doesn't start, and is not available in the contect menu.

What did I do wrong?

Uwe

Mze
April 25th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Activate "Expert mode" and either make changes to the default file types or add mplayer to your menu and configure files types you want it to open.

udippel
April 26th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Is still doesn't. :(
I had the same setup in OpenSolaris, and then, when clicking a - e.g. - .qt4 link, it would ask me if I wanted to download it, or run it in mplayer. Then I'd click mplayer, it would download to /tmp/ until it was complete, and play the whole thing.

Here, it opens an empty full black window (moving off the original) with a tiny icon in the center, and start mplayer immediately, with a lot of stutter, because the download speed is too slow to play in real time.
I wonder how to get what I had before? In principle OpenSolaris has the same software installed.
Question: (Is this the correct forum, if not I appreciate advise) Is the firefox/mozilla-helper not supposed to work like what I expected?

Thanks,

Uwe