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#1 2011-08-13 13:35:45

Dethredic
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DivX / AVI player for Chromium

I have gecko media player installed, and it works perfectly in Firefox, but in Chromium I get audio, but no controls or video. I have a bunch of entries in my about:plugins for gecko as well.

Is there something else I should use or some way to fix gecko media player? I tried renaming the .so files in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but that didn't change a thing.

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#2 2011-08-13 16:51:37

williamkray
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

this response is based entirely off of assumptions, as i have no actual knowledge of any of this:

as far as i understand it, firefox is built on the gecko engine, and chromium is built off the webkit engine.  so while a gecko plugin will work for firefox, you would get limited or no functionality in a webkit-based browser like chromium, midori, etc.  i THINK you need gstreamer plugins for your stuff to work.

again, i don't know any of this for sure, but try running

pacman -Qs gstreamer

and see if you have any packages installed for it.

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#3 2011-08-13 17:45:03

Dethredic
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

williamkray wrote:

this response is based entirely off of assumptions, as i have no actual knowledge of any of this:

as far as i understand it, firefox is built on the gecko engine, and chromium is built off the webkit engine.  so while a gecko plugin will work for firefox, you would get limited or no functionality in a webkit-based browser like chromium, midori, etc.  i THINK you need gstreamer plugins for your stuff to work.

again, i don't know any of this for sure, but try running

pacman -Qs gstreamer

and see if you have any packages installed for it.

I just tried installing the totem-plugin package and disabling the gecko media player plugins in about:plugins but that had the same results as before (I got audio, but no controls or video)

[phil@fml ~]$ pacman -Qs gstreamer
local/gstreamer0.10 0.10.35-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework
local/gstreamer0.10-bad 0.10.22-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugin libraries (gst-plugins-bad)
local/gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins 0.10.22-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugins (gst-plugins-bad)
local/gstreamer0.10-base 0.10.35-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-base-plugins 0.10.35-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugins (gst-plugins-base)
local/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 0.10.11-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    Gstreamer FFMpeg Plugin
local/gstreamer0.10-good 0.10.30-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-good-plugins 0.10.30-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good Plugins (gst-plugins-good)
local/gstreamer0.10-python 0.10.21-1
    Python bindings for GStreamer 0.10
local/gstreamer0.10-ugly 0.10.18-2
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins 0.10.18-2 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly Plugins (gst-plugins-ugly)
local/totem 3.0.1-3 (gnome-extra)
    A GNOME3 integrated movie player based on Gstreamer.

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#4 2011-08-14 00:03:24

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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

Install "totem-plugin" to get the browser plugin.

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#5 2011-08-14 14:24:42

Dethredic
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

anonymous_user wrote:

Install "totem-plugin" to get the browser plugin.

In my previous post I mentioned that I tried that with no luck.

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#6 2011-08-14 14:31:54

williamkray
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

Have you tried deleting all chromium config files in the ~/.config folder? Perhaps chromium is still trying to use gecko based on something holding it up in there.

Honestly I have no ideas, but now I really want to fix it.

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#7 2011-08-14 14:43:59

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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

Dethredic wrote:

In my previous post I mentioned that I tried that with no luck.

Ahh sorry. Does the plugin not work for all videos? Or are only having problems with one site or type of video?

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#8 2011-08-14 14:53:29

williamkray
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

the o.p. title indicates it is only for DivX and AVI files... i've never tried to play either of these within chromium before.

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#9 2011-08-14 16:37:41

Dethredic
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

williamkray wrote:

Have you tried deleting all chromium config files in the ~/.config folder? Perhaps chromium is still trying to use gecko based on something holding it up in there.

Honestly I have no ideas, but now I really want to fix it.

Tried that, no luck.

Here is a link to a particular video: http://tinyurl.com/427x2ak

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#10 2011-08-14 19:18:00

williamkray
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

Dethredic wrote:

Tried that, no luck.

Here is a link to a particular video: http://tinyurl.com/427x2ak

that website is a trainwreck (clicked the link on my wifes computer that doesn't have a customized hosts file, ads everywhere, popups, holy hell)

do you use kde as your DE? if so, do you have the proper phonon packages?

can you play DivX and/or AVI files in a separate player successfully? i know you mentioned that it works in firefox...

i wonder if it has anything to do with the way chromium passes instructions to other programs, as explained in the wiki here... https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ch … nvironment

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#11 2011-08-14 19:41:41

Dethredic
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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

williamkray wrote:
Dethredic wrote:

Tried that, no luck.

Here is a link to a particular video: http://tinyurl.com/427x2ak

that website is a trainwreck (clicked the link on my wifes computer that doesn't have a customized hosts file, ads everywhere, popups, holy hell)

do you use kde as your DE? if so, do you have the proper phonon packages?

can you play DivX and/or AVI files in a separate player successfully? i know you mentioned that it works in firefox...

i wonder if it has anything to do with the way chromium passes instructions to other programs, as explained in the wiki here... https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ch … nvironment

haha, with add block the site is fine. I use openbox as my WM and I don't have a DE. I just think that it is weird that I get sound but no audio / video so the plugin must at least load

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#12 2012-10-06 18:09:02

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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

That is the reason why I had to move from chromium to google-chrome - it has better support for video playback and is also able to play HTML5-style MP3 files, i.e. <audio> tags.

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#13 2012-10-10 02:29:51

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Re: DivX / AVI player for Chromium

ccpizz wrote:

That is the reason why I had to move from chromium to google-chrome - it has better support for video playback and is also able to play HTML5-style MP3 files, i.e. <audio> tags.

And you had to bump a year-old thread to say this?

Closing. ccpizz please do not repeat this behaviour, refer to the Forum Etiquette for more information.


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