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Integrate mplayer/xine into Firefox?

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When I visit some sites they have audio or video that requires an audio/video player to play, and the file is embeded into the page source, so it it expects a mediaplayer to be able to play them.

So I'm wondering how I can integrate mplayer or xine into firefox so that I can play media files without the need to download and play the file localy.

I'm using FF 1.0.7 if that's any use.

dylunio

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You ought to upgrade to Firefox 1.5.

Anyway, Xine's site says there's a plugin which you can get from "xine-plugin module from xine cvs." Kaffeine also has a Gecko plugin, but you might wanna apply this patch that makes Kaffeine's plugin open WAVs and FLACs.

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I'm not sure if it's a good idea to reccommend upgrading to firefox 1.5 . I find it a little bit less stable than 1.0.7... Stable enough though.

Anyway, I know for sure mplayer plugin works fine with 1.0.7.

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Thanks both, I've upgraded FireFox to Deerpark (1.5) and I've installed mplayerplug-in which seems to be working.

dylunio

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I'm using Firefox 1.5 and it's mostly fine although it sometimes does a little bit strange things, like when I am saving an image it tends to block freeze for a few moments. Still, it's way beyond Firefox 1.0.x in its features and speed and that's why I use it.

As for mplayer and xine integration I don't really care myself as I like to choose where to play stuff myself so I usually just copy the URL I want to stream music or video from.

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I don't like watching movies in the browser, but gxine has a plugin. Was quite annoying, I couldn't figure out how to disable it.

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NoScript Smiling

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I had a Linux clan going I

er crap.. wrong thread..

uh, yeah I've got mplayer in my FF.. I had it playing YouTube videos are one point also..then it broke Sad