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#1 2006-07-07 00:04:38

allucid
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Registered: 2006-01-06
Posts: 259

Run firefox plug-ins externally

Is there any way to make firefox handle certain media types with external applications?

For example, I want PDF files to open in adobe reader outside of firefox, or to just be downoaded directly. I want all video files, even embedded ones, to play in VLC or Mplayer (not mplayer plugin or xine plugin) or to be downloaded. Etc.

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#2 2006-07-07 00:50:57

babyigor37
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Registered: 2003-12-06
Posts: 58

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

If you have mplayer-plugin installed add  noembed=1 to your ~/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf file and it will open all embedded videos in an separate mplayer window.

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#3 2006-07-07 01:21:45

allucid
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Registered: 2006-01-06
Posts: 259

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

wow. there are a lot of good options there:
http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/config.php
I used to have problems with video caching so I also increased the size of that. Thanks for the heads-up.

For PDFs I just renamed nppdf.so to nppdf.so.disabled and now the save/open dialog pops up.

For flash I installed the flashblock plugin and set it up so I have to click to play any flash.

All is well in firefox land.

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#4 2006-07-07 03:27:46

paranoos
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From: thornhill.on.ca
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 442

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

how come some filetypes won't allow you to open, only save? there must be a way to override that.

i wish i could provide an example, but i'm lazy.

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#5 2006-08-03 02:49:55

MartinZ
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From: Chiloé, Chile
Registered: 2005-06-10
Posts: 375

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

Well, you already solved the problem, but i would also suggest pdf download and videodownloader extensions for Firefox.


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#6 2006-08-03 02:54:04

benplaut
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From: Not-so-sunny Hawaii
Registered: 2006-06-13
Posts: 383

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

paranoos wrote:

how come some filetypes won't allow you to open, only save? there must be a way to override that.

i wish i could provide an example, but i'm lazy.

it's cause there isn't a set app to open it with


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#7 2006-08-03 04:57:40

paranoos
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From: thornhill.on.ca
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 442

Re: Run firefox plug-ins externally

benplaut wrote:
paranoos wrote:

how come some filetypes won't allow you to open, only save? there must be a way to override that.

i wish i could provide an example, but i'm lazy.

it's cause there isn't a set app to open it with

i mean the open option is disabled, i can't select an app. i find it's usually with files with uppercase file extensions. i think.

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