Re: How to install Windows Codecs in firefox for MPLAYER

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On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, Andy Green wrote:

Keith wrote:

You won't be able to view the Apple trailers, but download the mplayer
plug in for firefox.
It's sad but if you View Source to get the embed URL you can usually wget -O-
that URL to find the actual URL of the media file, which you can wget and use
in mplayer.
Truly proprietary media is going to be the last fortress to fall (if it ever
does).
It already has. It is just not in the distro yet due to adherence to
"laws".
Actually Apple Trailers are a codec issue. (Exact codec name escapes
me at the moment.) There is a win32 codec pack available on the mplayer
site that will play just about everything, including the Apple trailers.
With the full codec pack I am able to play more than I can on a "standard"
Windows box. (There are some codecs that media player has no clue as to
where to find.)
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