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#1 2005-05-09 18:11:14

kcy29581
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VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

Hi all,

If I remember correctly, on my much older Arch installation on this computer I installed VLC and it came with a plugin for mozilla/firefox. Now the plugin doesn't seem to exist... Before it worked with me just doing a

pacman -S vlc

From my Gentoo days, I remember that there was a USE flag for this. USE="mozilla". I kinda remember that for a plugin to be created/compiled you actually need the mozilla headers which I don't think come with firefox

(needless to say, mozilla is not installed as the latest GNOME package only installs firefox now (and thats a GOOD thing!)

Any help/suggestions?


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#2 2005-05-09 20:14:32

lucke
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

AFAIK all the stuff needed for compiling mozilla-dependant software was moved to the firefox package.

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#3 2005-05-09 23:55:59

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

Right... I wonder whats happened to the plugin then? Cause I could have sworn that it worked.

Can anyone confirm this?

I'm using gxine for the time being, for the plugin


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#4 2005-05-10 06:12:33

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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

You ought to recompile vlc with --enable-mozilla to make it work. Mozilla plugin is by default disabled in vlc configure scripts and isn't implicitly enabled in default vlc PKGBUILD. Go ABS :-)

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#5 2005-05-10 13:54:32

neri
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

Hi,

Arch ships the mplayer-plugin now, if you wanna have an out of the box
working browser plugin.

-neri

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#6 2005-05-10 14:08:01

lucke
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

Or mozplugger, if we're talking about other multimedia plugins ;-)

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#7 2005-05-10 22:14:42

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

I've decided to go with mplayer and it's plugin just for watching media-enabled sites, and I keep both totem and vlc around though I prefer totem for some unexplainable reason  :?

I like how the media front is working on linux now. I can actually watch almost everything I want to on the internet now!  big_smile

Thanks for the advice all


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#8 2005-05-10 22:16:15

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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

btw, dumb question.. where do I find the respective PKGBUILD's... I thought I read that they are in /var/cache/pacman/pkg but I can't see them unless I'm being stupid


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#9 2005-05-10 22:30:46

Snowman
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

As root, run abs. Then the PKGBUILD are in /var/abs

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#10 2005-05-11 16:00:53

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

cheers Snowman. I was going to wait till after my exams to look into ABS. Didn't realise that it was needed to see the PKGBUILDs... Lesson learnt smile


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#11 2005-05-11 16:37:20

Snowman
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

You can also get them from the Arch CVS: http://www.archlinux.org/cvs.php It also has the old versions.

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#12 2005-05-11 17:39:48

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

Thanks again! I'll have a quick look at ABS and check how to recompile VLC with the mozilla option enabled


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#13 2005-05-11 17:49:27

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

I have yet another question: since I have actually just realised that the --enable-mozilla option is not in the PKGBUILD for VLC, should I submit a bug report for this as I feel its a good addition? Or is there another place to submit package recommendations?


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#14 2005-05-11 18:57:06

Snowman
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

You can submit a but report.  Just use the Low/Feature request Severity. You can also contact the maintainer.

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#15 2005-05-11 19:33:34

kcy29581
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Re: VLC plugin missing! [SOLVED]

I just submitted it as a feature request. here's to hoping! smile


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