Posted by 10derHeart on December 22, 2008, at 12:46:54
In reply to Re: Firefox missing something, posted by gardenergirl on December 22, 2008, at 12:20:13
Yup, but with a little research it seems there is no easy fix for those using linux. Seems a bit complicated to get mplayer - the linux alternative - working....
See this from Firefox:
The Quicktime plugin is required for Quicktime media formats. The Quicktime plugin can also play common media formats like MPEG, WAV and MP3, which may not play back through the Windows Media Player plugin. For Firefox, the Quicktime plugin is highly recommended.
* For more information, see Using the Quicktime plugin with Firefox.
Mac OS, Windows:
Quicktime is available from the official Apple website.
An official plugin is not available for Linux, but mplayer with the mplayerplugin allows the playback of Quicktime media. For more information and installation instructions, see Using the Quicktime plugin with Firefox.
1. QuickTime can be downloaded from the Apple website.
2. After you've downloaded the installer file, double-click it and then follow the on-screen instructions.
QuickTime comes pre-installed on Mac.
QuickTime is not available for the Linux platform, but mplayer is a popular Linux media player that can play back Quicktime media. There is a separate browser plugin for it.
The plugin can be usually installed as a package for the current Linux distro used ****(for example in Ubuntu it is named mozilla-mplayer)**** or can be downloaded from the mplayerplug-in website and built from scratch - if you choose to do so, please follow the instructions on the author's website.
ps - hi, gg