Playing .ASX files via/within Firefox ?

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Wed Dec 7 04:23:54 UTC 2011

In message <CAPYw7P7g=FZDOXc2PGqMHm=C2q5KxgxrvO3=zeirntkzWf96-g at>
, "Paul B. Mahol" <onemda at> wrote:

>On 12/7/11, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:02:24 -0800, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>>> I've been trying to look at California Dept. of Transportation webcams
>>> using Firefox on FreeBSD and so far it simply ain't workin'.  Somebody
>>> please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
>>> Yes, I already installed the mozilla-mplayer port.
>>> Here's where you can get at the webcams:
>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Maybe not what you're searching for, but works:
>> First I arbitrarily choose a cam from the map. A
>> window opens with a "go to live camera" link.
>> Right click, copy link address.
>> I tried to directly play it with mplayer which
>> should have worked:
>> 	% mplayer ""
>% mplayer -playlist ...

Haha!  Yes!  Adding the -playlist option does apparenty make it possible to
get mplayer to ``play'' the .asx file itself directly.

That's swell.

But I still have the question:  How does one get this to work with Firefox
(as it should) ?

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