Re: Firefox cannot play video on

On 06/07/2011 03:32 PM, fred smith wrote:
On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 03:19:45PM -0700, JD wrote:
Browsing to
I get Error banner that FF pops up says it needs quicktime demuxer.
When I click on search in the banner, it comes up with
"Gstreamer plugins with good code and license"

However, I already DO have it:
$ rpm -q gstreamer-plugins-good

So, what's wrong with FF???
It is version:

that video plays fine for me. Centos 3.6, Firefox 4. Firefox uses
mplayer to play quicktimes.

what does "about:plugins" in firefox tell you?

here's what mine says:

QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5

mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

yum list installed | grep reports:

mplayer.i386 1.0-0.46.svn20100703.el5.rf installed
mplayer-codecs.i386 3:20061022-1 installed
mplayer-codecs-extra.i386 3:20061022-1 installed
mplayer-common.i386 1.0-0.46.svn20100703.el5.rf installed
mplayer-fonts.noarch 1.1-3.0.rf installed
mplayerplug-in.i386 3.55-1.el5.rf installed

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This is all that I see which is related to quicktime.
There are many other plugins reported for other media.

$ yum list installed 'mplayer*'
Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, presto, priorities,
: packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Installed Packages
mplayer.i686 4:1.0-82_snap20110414.fc14 @atrpms
mplayer-fonts.noarch @atrpms
mplayer-skins.noarch 4:1.0-16 @atrpms

atrpms does not break it down to codecs, common and mplayerplugin.
all, except fonts and skins, are bundled with mplayer install.

QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

The Totem <> 2.32.0 plugin
handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime QuickTime Movie mov Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4 Yes
image/x-macpaint MacPaint Image pntg Yes
image/x-quicktime Macintosh Quickdraw/PICT drawing pict, pict1,
pict2 Yes
video/x-m4v MPEG-4 video m4v Yes

MozPlugger 1.14.2 handles QuickTime and Windows Media Player Plugin

Version: 1.14.2
MozPlugger version 1.14.2, maintained by Louis Bavoil and Peter
Leese, a fork of plugger written by Fredrik Hübinette.
For documentation on how to configure mozplugger, check the man
page. (type man mozplugger)
Configuration file: /etc/mozpluggerrc
Helper binary: mozplugger-helper
Controller binary: mozplugger-controller
Link launcher binary: mozplugger-linker

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