mplayer plug-in not playing some streams

Novembre novembre at
Wed Jun 11 05:05:47 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Novembre <novembre at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have installed mplayer-0.99.10_14 and mplayerplug-in-3.45 using packages
> on my 7.0-RELEASE machine which runs Firefox I am not able to
> see *some* online content, though, and I couldn't find any pattern.
> For example, going to , I can see the
> Windows Media streams (both low and high resolution versions), but QuickTime
> and Real Player streams are not played at all --- a new tab opens in
> Firefox, and I see "Getting playlist..." and "Connecting to server..."
> messages, but then it says "Stopped" and that's it!
> But, if I go to and click
> on any of the podcasts (they are in .m4v which, if I'm not mistaken, is just
> a container for QuickTime .mov videos), mplayerplug-in plays them
> flawlessly. Another example for QuickTime is
> where all the
> videos can be played perfectly.
> As for Real Player, I see watch BBC Persian website's videos in Windows
> Media (e.g. this one about Euro2008 games
>, but if I choose Real Player as my format, I can only hear the sound and
> no video is played!
> I would appreciate any help :)
> Thanks a lot


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