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JLuv3k7
5th May 2006, 03:39 AM
theres gotta be a linux alternative. there are a lot of webpages that wont play video b/c i dont have the WMP plugin.
solutions?

Spoon!
5th May 2006, 04:08 AM
I use Mplayerplug-in and it works pretty well

JLuv3k7
5th May 2006, 05:10 AM
$ yum search mplayerplug-in
returned no results. so i'm guessin i can't get it through YUM.
and it seems like sourceforge is down or somethin. sourceforge.net wont load at all. whether i click a link or type the address in manually.
this sucks.
guess i'll hafta wait til sourceforge is back online i guess.

smfinley
5th May 2006, 05:28 AM
See Fedora Core 5 Installation Notes (http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html).

Finalzone
5th May 2006, 05:43 AM
If you use Fedora Core 5 x86_64, wmv files won't display video at all so you should use the 32bit version instead.

scotta3234
5th May 2006, 06:15 AM
I have posted what I'm about to say in a different post but i simply have to ask; What's the deal with mplayerplug-in not playing video that has an mms prefix?

JLuv3k7
5th May 2006, 06:47 AM
i'm using 32-bit. not 64
and does that Stanton Finely article have the answers to everything Fedora??? i have it bookmarked in Firefox. i havent read the entire thing [like i should] but i guess i'll do that to make sure i have everything i need.

JLuv3k7
7th May 2006, 09:41 PM
i followed the stanton finley article pertaining to mplayer and mplayerplug-in but i'm having trouble.
some videos play sound w/o video and others play video w/o sound.
as stated in the SF article, i went to the Apple trailers but i saw video w/o sound. after that i went to video.google.com with the same result. then i went to ebaumsworld.com and heard sound but no video (which was a .wmv file btw).
i logged in as root and did "cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" and "cp mplayerplug-in* /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.2/plugins" then retested, but still the same results.
any help?

blue13130
7th May 2006, 10:10 PM
did you install the codecs to the /usr/lib/win32 directory?

If you haven't done that yet then you will most likely need to create the directory
# mkdir /usr/lib/win32
then download the mplayer codecs from the mplayer site
# wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20050412.tar.bz2
untar the codecs file
# tar -xvf all-20050412.tar.bz2
move the codecs from the untared directory into /usr/lib/win32
# cd all-20050412/
# mv * /usr/lib/win32/
delete the tar file and remove the now empty all-20050412 directory

Go check out www.apple.com/trailers and you should now have video and sound!

JLuv3k7
7th May 2006, 11:03 PM
did you install the codecs to the /usr/lib/win32 directory?

If you haven't done that yet then you will most likely need to create the directory
# mkdir /usr/lib/win32
then download the mplayer codecs from the mplayer site
# wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20050412.tar.bz2
untar the codecs file
# tar -xvf all-20050412.tar.bz2
move the codecs from the untared directory into /usr/lib/win32
# cd all-20050412/
# mv * /usr/lib/win32/
delete the tar file and remove the now empty all-20050412 directory

Go check out www.apple.com/trailers and you should now have video and sound!

worked like a charm.
and the new Superman movie looks pretty cool. :)
thanks guys.

xerxesfedora
15th May 2006, 11:24 AM
I would try the same but http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...0050412.tar.bz2

Gives an 404 code.?

Do you have an idea ?

Spoon!
15th May 2006, 11:38 AM
stupid forum automatically does stuff to URLs; if you look above, the link is http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20050412.tar.bz2