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    Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    I'm new to Ubuntu and I got the latest release which is Karmic Koala. Being a long time Windows user at work and Apple user at home, I really like Ubuntu so far and I'm quite positive I'll get to like it more in the days to come.

    Just one problem though, Firefox can't play Quicktime streaming video. I've tried quite a lot of suggested fixes but no luck so far.

    Maybe the experts here can help out a newbie. Thanks.


    Juno

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    Thanks

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Hi Juno,

    Quote Originally Posted by Juno Ubun2 View Post
    Just one problem though, Firefox can't play Quicktime streaming video. I've tried quite a lot of suggested fixes but no luck so far.
    Do you mean the Apple trailers for example? These will work with the gecko-mediaplayer + Firefox.

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Andrew,

    Yes, I just tried the Apple Trailers a while ago and it didn't work. I'll try what you suggested and I hope it will work this time.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Andrew,

    I installed Gecko-Mediaplayer using Synaptic Package Manager but I still can't view Quicktime Streaming video. May I request for further assistance?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Andrew,

    I can already view clips from Apple Trailers but I still can't view MPEG4 & H.264 streaming video from a digital video recorder based CCTV.

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Anyone?

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Hi!

    Here's how I got Firefox 3.5 to play Apple's iPad quicktime video:
    -Closed Firefox
    -Deleted the plugins registry file. That should be in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile (like xxxxxxxx.default)> folder, where ~/.mozilla is generally /home/<yourname>/.mozilla. Delete the file pluginreg.dat, which firefox will recreate when it starts.
    -Using Synaptic Package Manager, ensure that the multiverse repository is enable.
    -I removed the totem mozilla plugin named totem-mozilla.
    -I installed gecko-mediaplayer, which automatically installed all of the mplayer goodness as well.
    -Also ensure that firefox 3.5 gnome-support is installed.

    I think that's it - the main issue seemed to be replacing totem with the better gecko-mediaplayer/mplayer combo.

    Aloha,
    -Jeff Mings

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    Re: Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 can't play Quicktime Streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmings View Post
    Hi!

    Here's how I got Firefox 3.5 to play Apple's iPad quicktime video:
    -Closed Firefox
    -Deleted the plugins registry file. That should be in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile (like xxxxxxxx.default)> folder, where ~/.mozilla is generally /home/<yourname>/.mozilla. Delete the file pluginreg.dat, which firefox will recreate when it starts.
    -Using Synaptic Package Manager, ensure that the multiverse repository is enable.
    -I removed the totem mozilla plugin named totem-mozilla.
    -I installed gecko-mediaplayer, which automatically installed all of the mplayer goodness as well.
    -Also ensure that firefox 3.5 gnome-support is installed.

    I think that's it - the main issue seemed to be replacing totem with the better gecko-mediaplayer/mplayer combo.

    Aloha,
    -Jeff Mings
    Not working for me in U9.10 with FF 3.5.7 neither with mozilla-mplayer nor with gecko-mediaplayer plugins in synaptic

    any thoughts in solving this?

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