[MPlayer-users] How do I set up Mozilla to use mplayer to opena file?

John McKee jmmckee at flinthills.com
Fri Mar 11 16:46:44 CET 2005

Yan Seiner wrote:

> John McKee wrote:
> >On this web page, there is a link that is ultimately to a wmv file.
> >When I click the link, I am presented with a box asking me to download
> >the application.  This is in a separate window.  The application type is
> >video/x-ms-wmv
> >
> >I opened the preferences and attempted to add mplayer to the list of
> >helpers, or at least allow Mozilla to ask what to do with this media
> >type.  Then, I closed and restarted Mozilla.  That didn't change the
> >response.
> >
> >So, my question:  how do I get Mozilla to either use mplayer for
> >specific media types, such as wmv, or, at least ask how to open the
> >link?
> >
> >
> mplayerplug-in

OK.  I downloaded mplayerplug-in-2.80.tar.gz, did tar -zxvf, ./configure.
make, and make install.  Restarted Mozilla.  I still get the prompt
requesting that the application be downloaded.

John McKee

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