View Full Version : [ubuntu] need howto for mozilla-mplayer plugin (won't play properly)

May 4th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Let me say to start, my multimedia knowledge is minuscule. That being said, I installed the mozilla-mplayer plugin. It works for audio, but when I try a podcast from The Onion, I get (roughly and too fast to get it totally accurate) the following:

download complete
mplayer: connection refused
connecting to server

I tried it at apple.com/trailers. It played the first video (MOV) I tried, but each subsequent attempt got only the audio.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Thanks for your help.


BTW, I'm running Hardy on an i386 machine

May 4th, 2008, 07:51 PM
use search next time


May 4th, 2008, 09:50 PM
use search next time

I'll admit to having searched only the ubuntuforums.org before I posted. But the first link you gave me I'd already tried with no joy, the second was from sometime in the Breezy Dark Ages, I was unable to frame the Debian link in Ubuntu terms, and all the Google link did was, believe it or not, refer me back to another thread I'd already posted this problem in. There was another excellent thread in the Multimedia forum that I drew heavily on to get the plugin installed in the first place that, believe it or not, I found on my own!

Anyway, can someone else with real knowledge instead of mostly useless search skills (sorry) be willing to share and help me out? Vids won't display, though audio works. Since I changed some settings in "Configure", it now has a new trick...it looks like it's buffering the whole thing, stops just shy of 100% and hangs there. If I hit "Play", I get the message "Stopped".

I promise to do the best I can.


p.s. - I don't mind a little snark, but let's make sure we understand the problem first. Expertise on the subject and kindness towards the confuzzled is to be preferred over one-upmanship. But thanks for trying, seriously.