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Re: ASF (Advanced Stream Format), fluendo, flumotion -- which do I want ??



Hi magicus;

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 21:07 -0400, magicus wrote: 
> William Case wrote:
[snip] 
> I just looked at a *.wmv file with Xine, MPlayer, and VLC.  It has been
> quite a while since I set these up and I am certain that I probably had
> to add an installation of codecs to the mix, probably from the Mplayer
> site. In any case all 3 seem to play it.  MPlayer DOES however complain
> with a popup dialog box complaining about missing a DLL for DVD
> playback, it still played the file.
> 
Got the exactly the same response from Mplayer.

> This was with a file on my drive, not one embedded in an email.

Evolution gives me the choice of my normal movie player or Mplayer.
Mplayer works -- but does give me the popup dialogue.  

Mplayer works as standalone, playing the downloaded email attachment
clip from the playlist; with popup.

Firefox, on the other hand, insists on using totem and then can't play
anything. In Firefox, under Preferences => Content => File Type: Manage
=> Extensions only two possible extensions are listed; FLV & SWF.  I
assume Firefox is not finding all the codecs.  I have tried setting up
as advised in Firefox plug-in site eg. "Copy mplayerplug-in.so to your
Mozilla plugins folder, and mplayerplug-in.xpt to your Mozilla
components folder".  Can't find any such folders.  There is a
~/.mozilla/plugins folder.  

mplayerplug-ins has been installed but I can't find a mplayerplug-in.xpt
or a mplayerplug-in.so.

It is all very confusing. 

In FC6 I got it working by main force i.e trial and error, removing
Totem and adding lots of various steamers, codecs and programs until the
damned thing worked.  This time I was trying to be a bit more orderly.

I wish I could find a site that patiently told me what I was doing and
why.

-- 
Regards Bill


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