View Full Version : Getting Cortado to work?

30th September 2008, 07:49 PM
Background: Cortado is a Java-based streaming applet for Ogg formats (e.g., vorbis and theora). The idea is to allow streaming of Ogg files directly off of websites. The applet is currently implemented at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites (see e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star-spangled_banner). It was also implemented by the GNU project for the Stephen Fry video (see http://www.gnu.org/fry/). More information about Cortado here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortado_(software).

Problem: The applet fails to start. In Firefox, mouse-ing over the applet space reveals an error in the status bar, which indicates that the applet has not initiated. Check of network monitor reveals no activity (suggesting that media are NOT being streamed). (Somewhat interestingly, I AM able to click on the "More..." link on sites to select the Totem plugin, and stream media this way, but I am confused why Cortado doesn't work.)

System details and troubleshooting details: Thinkpad T60. Fedora 9, "fresh" installed over Fedora 8, preserving the home directory. Latest stable versions of Firefox, Epiphany, and OpenJDK (as far as I know). In Firefox, I have tried checking different options in the preferences menu for handling Ogg files, but none seem to help...

Request for help: Any advice on how to get this going would be truly appreciated. I am wondering if perhaps I am missing some package(s) that Cortado is looking for. Or, if you have any tips on troubleshooting this problem, I'd be happy to hear about that too...