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Re: playing mpeg has cone screwey.



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On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 21:58 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Friday 03 October 2008 19:59, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 11:53 +0930, Tim wrote:
> > > Aaron Konstam:
> > > >> When I try to play a mpeg file(.mpg) in Firefox instead of getting
> > >
> > > video
> > >
> > > >> I get a window telling me I am trying to use proprietary formats
> > >
> > > for
> > >
> > > >> which I need codecs to run under Fedora. The available codecs cost
> > > >> money.
> > >
> > > Peter Langfelder:
> > > > I'm not sure I can help you directly, but when I updated Firefox the
> > > > other day, the update changed the status of some of the plugins (it
> > > > activated a few I did not want). One of the plugins that became
> > >
> > > active
> > >
> > > > was the media plugin for playing movies, and it does complain about
> > > > missing codecs.
> > >
> > > Perhaps the Totem plugin?  Totem (the thing listed, *stupidly*, as
> > > just
> > > "Movie Player" in the Gnome Menus) will give a similar warning when
> > > you
> > > try to play encumbered files.  I've got more than one plugin
> > > installed,
> > > and it's been working fine, but I haven't recently tried doing the
> > > sort
> > > of thing the original poster had fail on them.
> >
> > Well two things. Playing mpeg video in Firefox worked up to last week.
> > Now it doesn't. So it must be an update that fouled things up.
> > Second , I have a perfect record. Fedora totem has never worked for me
> > ever. Previously to get totem to work I had to install totem-xine from
> > livna. And that what works on my F8 machine. Totem currently does not
> > work on my F9 machine. Changing to vlc made things work. Further,
> > totem-xine no longer exists at livna.
> >
> > It is hard to believe that no one else has noticed this. Why don't you
> > try it and see whether it works now for you. I have never before seen
> > this propriety format message.
> 
> 
> Hi Aaron. I've had F9 installed for a while, but not being too impressed with 
> KDE4, havn't done much with it, apart from getting updates.
> 
> Today, after doing the updates, and seeing someone with a Firefox problem on 
> another list, I fired up Firefox on F9. Now I havn't installed any plugins 
> for Firefox, so those that are there, are those that were installed in 
> Firefox when I installed F9.
> 
> Now I go to http://www.bloomberg.com . The site opens ok, so so far so good,  
> I click on radio on the page, and get a window with a load of legal stuff, as 
> to why I can't listen to the radio. A button on this page now opens another 
> window saying that I can buy codecs so that I can listen to the radio (28€). 
> Now I try another site http://cpr.org/ , which also streams with the .asx 
> format. Same thing again. Pay for the codecs, and you can hear the sounds.
> 
> Now there were a whole bunch of problems when the Fedora servers were 
> compromised, and I'd disabled the livna repo. Now that things have settled 
> down, I re-enable the Livna repo. I'm using Apt, not Yum, but installing the 
> following package, and it's deps should work on both.
> 
> apt-get install gecko-mediaplayer
> or
> yum install gecko-mediaplayer
> 
> having installed the gecko-mediaplayer package, and it's deps, I now get audio 
> streams from http://cpr.org/ , and no longer a request to pay for codecs. The 
> bloomberg site still won't play, but that's an ongoing problem.
> 
> For what it's worth Totem appears to be the problem. It tries to grab first 
> place when you access a site with Firefox, then says it doesn't know how to 
> handle the media, or in my experience on F9, has the audacity to ask for 
> money so that I can hear the sounds.
> 
> Nigel.
> 
> 
> 
Well installling the rpms that Rahul suggested mpeg vidio works with
totem.
http://cpr.org workws for me also. But just to cover all bases I
installed gecko-mediaplayer. Thanks for the info.
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