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Re: Where is WM Player Plug-in (Omega has it)

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Ed Greshko

> In your original post you gave 2 URL's
> http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows
> and
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/decouverte/2009-2010/archivage.asp
> The first link leads to videos that are flash.  However, they are not
> directly played by the flash plugin.  There is a wrapper around it
> called "v4.1.0.local 2009-09-03 7:59 PM" which appears not compatible
> with linux.  I cannot play them and I don't have Omega to determine if
> it can.

Omega can't play them either. As I can play Flash videos anywhere in
the world... if the tv broadcaster allows them to go outside the
county and unless a special home made plug-in is requested such as at

Do you have any idea can possibly be the use of such a wrapper, except
to prevent Linux from reading the videos?

> The second link contains several other links...which was referenced in
> Frank Murphy's response...and to which I replied.  Therefore, all of my
> comments were based on Frank's response and dealt only with the second
> link.  Those links are not being played by a flash player...but by
> gecko-mediaplayer.

If tou go to Prefrences Applications, you see gecko-mediaplayer listed
for asf, asx and Windows Media??? I doubt it.

> FWIW, I don't have totem installed on my Fedora system.  And, if you
> look you'd find that gecko-mediaplayer is "mplayer" with a new name.

"Gecko Media Player is a browser plugin that uses GNOME MPlayer to
play media in a browser."


But, in the Preferences, Applications options, you sometimes have
mplayer, sometimes Gecko Media Player and sometimes GNOME Media
Player. If this is all the same, it's rather confusing. There's also a
MozPlugger option.

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