mozilla-mplayer won't play divx

Bug #112055 reported by josephus
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Harald Sitter
Nominated for Feisty by Samuel J Sarette
Nominated for Gutsy by Samuel J Sarette

Bug Description

Firefox does not recognize that the mplayer plugin provides divx support in a standard installation of ubuntu feisty. Using about:config in firefox does not show the divx plugin even though divx support is provided in


moving these two files to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ solves the problem.

this bug is replicated by others as noted in

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Mikael Gerdin (mgerdin) wrote :

According to the changelog for the latest version in gutsy this has been fixed in debian, however only for the debian iceweasel/ape packages (symlinked from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins) also, the directories /usr/lib/iceweasel and /usr/lib/iceape seem to be created by this package, this does not occur in feisty and those packages don't exist in ubuntu

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Ian Monroe (launchpad-monroe) wrote :

This fixed the site stage6 for me.

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Fix is in progress for gutsy.

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
assignee: nobody → apachelogger
status: New → In Progress
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Mikael Gerdin (mgerdin) wrote :

shouldn't this bug have been closed by the latest update?
3.40-5ubuntu5 fixes this issue

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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PhobosK (phobosk) wrote :

One of the reasons that the divx plugin doesn't work could be also that the plugin writes the value:
in the ~/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf file. (it suddenly did that on my pc and it took me a while to figure it out because no option was shown in the config dialog for enable/disable Divx)

BTW maybe it is good to place the value 1 in the systemwide conf file. (enable-dvx=1) by default.

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Thogor (juxavier) wrote :

Thanks for the heads up with the "enable-dvx=0" on home folder I was going out of my mind. ;))
That rely should have been solved with the system wide conf file. It occurred with me on gutsy probably because some of my home was moved from a old festy install.

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