Playing .ASX files via/within Firefox ?

Chris Hill chris at
Wed Dec 7 11:24:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011, perryh at wrote:

> "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at> 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'.
>> ...
> Works for me on 8.1-RELEASE with FF 3.5.10 and these packages:
[ ... ]

> All I had to do was click on a camera (I picked Williams SB, for no
> particular reason) and I got what looked like an image, including
> an "I-5 at Williams SB" overlay.  Granted there wasn't a whole lot
> to see, since it was after dark, but the image did show several
> vehicles' headlights -- it was not just a black rectangle.

Right, but that's a still image, a screenshot. Above that is a link 
labeled "go to live camera" - when you click on that, do you see live 
motion video? What I see is mplayer-plugin starting, then buffering, then 
a blue rectangle.

The "live camera" link is what goes to the .asx, which is what the OP was 
asking about.

Chris Hill               chris at
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