mozilla-mplayer plugin isn't detected in Firefox 3.0beta3

Bug #193812 reported by Andres Järv
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Alexander Sack

Bug Description

I have installed mozilla-mplayer on my Kubuntu Hardy and firefox-3.0 doesn't detect the mplayer plugin so no media gets played. I tried symlinking the plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to /usr/lib/xulrunner/plugins but it didn't help.

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nzk (nzknzknzk) wrote :

Firefox 3.0b3 does not detect mozilla-mplayer plugin on Ubuntu 7.10, either. This seems to be a problem with the browser rather than the operating system.

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
status: New → Confirmed
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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

As a workaround solution, you can try to use gecko-mediaplayer which, as far as I can tell, works ok with firefox 3.0 (this is from the same author of mozilla-mplayer and it is using gnome-mplayer as a front-end to mplayer).

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Pitabred (ubuntu-pitabred) wrote :

The symlinks from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins need to be placed in /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins in order for Firefox 3 to detect them. Simple fix, just add the symlinks to the mozilla-mplayer package when it installs. It's just a change in the directory where Firefox looks for plugins.

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Christophe Painchaud (dash-ionblast) wrote :

Hello, it's a more general problem, JAVA plugin is also affected as I describe another way to fix the problem in my ticket:

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Jared Greenwald (jetsaredim) wrote :

I just patched the .deb to include the new links. The new package is available in my PPA.

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
assignee: nobody → sack
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: sack → asac
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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

looks good. will upload. please set the branch state to "merged" (in branch details)

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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

ok, uploaded. please remember to follow up in case there are issues like build failures etc.

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mplayerplug-in - 3.50-1ubuntu2

mplayerplug-in (3.50-1ubuntu2) hardy; urgency=low

  * Added support for Firefox 3 xulrunner plugin architecture by linking
    plugins to /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins. (LP: #193812)
    - updated debian/mozilla-mplayer.links

 -- Jared Greenwald <email address hidden> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:49:19 -0400

Changed in mplayerplug-in:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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