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

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 21:49 -0400, William Case wrote:
> 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.
you shouldn't have to find anything

why not list output of...

rpm -qa|grep mplayer


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