5 Sep 2002 10:03
Re: Streaming mutimedia doesn't.
Paul Furness <paul.furness <at> vil.ite.mee.com>
2002-09-05 08:03:15 GMT
2002-09-05 08:03:15 GMT
On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 14:47, James wrote: > | I just don't seem to be able to get streaming multimedia to work right. > > I have never managed to get Realplayer to work inside Netscape/Mozilla, > however the client works perfectly on its own. I just downloaded it and > ran it. > Flash also works fine under Mozilla 1.0. All you have to do is download > the required files (Mozilla has a link somewhere - press the Mozilla > spinner thing on your browser) and copy the plugin into the right > location. Good point - I should have mentioned that Realplayer itself runs ok. Some places on the web, I can occasionally click on a "listen to this" button and it works. But it seems like most web sites now (certainly lots of internet radio sites) don't put simple, old fashioned links to the stream. I guess it's probably more to do with the browsers not passing the information to realplayer in the correct format or something. Yeah, I think I got flash working ok mostly. I have to confess that I haven't recently gone into non-working web sites in great detail - I just got so used to about 30% of the web not working in linux that I just went "Oh, another one not working - that'll be multimedia then." and ignored it. > > GNOME, Sawfish, and Ximian (which isn't a 'thing', more a group of > people) aren't anything to do with it. No, that's probably true. I was thinking in terms of maybe a mime problem but I was clutching at straws... > > The only things I can't get working are Java applets, but I've not > really been trying that hard. Adobe's PDF plugin seems to work well > though. PDF is ok, but yeah, I agree that Java is really very limited. I did install the appropriate bits, and for some Java it actually works, but for some reason most of it either doesn't work at all, or works only partially. I know nothing about java in web pages (it's on my list of things to learn...) so I have no idea why some work and some don't. > > If you don't know, typing "about:plugins" into your Mozilla addressbar > will tell you what plugins are loaded, and if you run Mozilla from a > command prompt (XTerm, Gnome terminal, etc) you might see some errors > that could help pinpoint any problems you're having. Thanks. Yeah, I already tried these things. I have numerous plugins, all apparently there and working. It's just when I actually try and use them that they often don't work right. As for the command prompt: it gives me nothing helpful. Nothing at all, in fact. I should probably spend some time looking for a --debug or -vv switch... Maybe I just need to build everything from source... P. - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-admin" in the body of a message to majordomo <at> vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html