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Old 1st December 2007, 11:46   #1  |  Link
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require a plugin for firefox to play video on linux (slackware)

ok under windows this is not an issue, grab the plugin for media player and away you go, but under linux there is no such plugin, can someone tell me where i can find such a pluggin, or what software i will have to compile to allow me to watch streaming video
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http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/

Also VLC has a browser plugin for Firefox and Safari. You'll probably need to compile their full source tree.
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tried the mplayer one before, wouldnt compile
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I'd say mplayerplug-in is still the best option for embedded streaming video. What kind of a problem did you have compiling it? Have you tried 3rd-party binaries?

I forgot to mention GNOME project's Totem Xine/GStreamer player that also has a Firefox plugin. It is used by default on Ubuntu.

Then there's MediaPlayerConnectivity add-on for launching an external media player window (MPlayer, Xine, VLC). This is a very nice tool.
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it wants a load of dev packages install firefox-dev etc, going to get the mplayer plugin from linuxpackages.net
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"it wants a load of dev packages install firefox-dev etc, going to get the mplayer plugin from linuxpackages.net"

Either you should stick to your distribution
or you should tell them to stop to cripple packages, since you then are the one who has problems upon compiling lateron due to their idiotic layout. (I can complain because I have switched to the Gobolinux layout and laugh about the needless split up of packages on FHS system)

I find it not fair to the users that they have to decripple the system when it is the responsibility of the distros to stop crippling everything at default.

I am going to try to compile the mplayer plugin and see how this goes


checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
configure: Determining mozilla/firefox packages to build against
checking for MOZPLUG... no
configure: WARNING: mozilla-plugin not found
checking for MOZPLUG... no
configure: WARNING: firefox-plugin not found
checking for MOZPLUG... no
configure: WARNING: seamonkey-plugin not found
checking for MOZPLUG... no
configure: WARNING: xulrunner-plugin not found
checking for MOZPLUG... no
configure: WARNING: iceape-plugin not found
configure: error: Unable to find mozilla or firefox development files


Ok... it wants the firefox stuff.... guess i first have to compile firefox.
Will try on that tomorrow
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You don't need any firefox stuff. Just download the gecko-sdk from here (it's a very small donwload) unpack it somewhere and then compile mplayerplug-in with ./configure --with-gecko-sdk=/where/you/unpacked/it
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