Re: playing mpeg has cone screwey.

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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.
Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a
percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: [email protected]

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