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Re: continuing the firefox plugin mystery

Aaron Konstam wrote:
Ok, If you go to about:config in firefox and make
false you can see the applications or plugins used by differnt types of

However. here is the rub? if the plugin being used is Windows Media
Player and the correct one is mozplugger how do you make that change.
I can't see how it can be done. Anyone know the answer?

Delete the offending files?  However, before you do that,
here are a few selections from my about:plugins

DivX Browser Plug-In
    File name: mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.35

QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
    File name: mplayerplug-in-qt.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.35

Windows Media Player Plugin
    File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.35

mplayerplug-in 3.35
    File name: mplayerplug-in.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.35

These are all part of the mplayerplug-in package, and
each one takes care of the mime types listed for it.
If you're seeing "Windows Media Player Plugin" then at
some point you have installed mplayerplug-in.  Check
the package manager to see if it was installed as a
package and if so delete it.  Otherwise track down the
files and remove them.

If you want to maintain some functionality from
mplayerplug-in (say you only want mozplugger to handle
DivX mime types out of those above), then find the
files indicated in about:plugins corresponding to
the mime types you want to stop mplayerplug-in handling
and rename them to something that doesn't end in .so
(.so.bak being my preference).  This way firefox won't
find them and will not register the components, so
another plugin will get a chance to handle those
mime types.


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